May 24, 2021
How much is too much?
As the semester comes to a close and we all start to recover from finals, and start our summer jobs or classes, it may be tempting to start buying extra coffees or energy drinks throughout the day to power through all of those long study sessions. Whether you prefer to do work during the day or late at night, having that extra boost of caffeine is so helpful is getting a lot of work done in a shorter amount of time. But I’m sure that during the end of the semester, you... Read More
May 17, 2021
Although there is so much hope on the horizon with the vaccine rollout and lifting restrictions; there are still so many people who have been struggling with their mental health since the pandemic began over a year ago. Reports of depression, anxiety, and even substance use disorders are at an all-time high for nearly every age group. And the demand for mental health services is up significantly.
One mental health disorder that is up significantly that is not often talked about are eating... Read More
April 27, 2021
How Laughing Can Relieve Stress
Think of all the times that you are with the people you love (whether it be in-person, on Zoom, or on the phone) and all the times you share a good laugh. The feeling after sharing a good laugh with friends and loved ones is so relaxing. All of your muscle tension seems to melt away. You feel a rush of endorphins. You may even suddenly see the world with a “glass half full” perspective.
There’s a reason why you feel this way.
The power of laughter is real,... Read More
April 6, 2021
Bored of Regular Cheese Sticks? Try Wonton Cheese Sticks!
Here are the items you need to make wonton cheese sticks:
Cheese Sticks (any type of cheese you want! I used pepper jack)
Depending on the way you are cooking them you will either need:
Frying pan with some oil
Cut the cheese sticks in half
Place the cheese stick in the wonton wrapper and wrap the cheese stick like a burrito
Air fry, oil fry, or bake the... Read More
March 5, 2021
How One Small Change Made a Big Impact
It has been a while since I addressed chronic stress in my blogs. Since I have started at Healthy UNH, I have written blogs about managing stress during the pandemic, how stress can impact our physical health, and have even written about fun and relaxing techniques to reduce stress.
Now as we are coming up on the one year anniversary of the pandemic, I have been thinking about this “anniversary” the last few days. I have been reflecting on how I have... Read More
February 15, 2021
Name: Erin Lovejoy
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2018
How does getting this vaccine make you feel?
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to get this vaccine so early on. Covid has had such a huge impact on everyone’s lives since it began, so the fact that we now have a vaccine makes me feel hopeful for the future.
What does getting this vaccine mean to you?
Getting this vaccine honestly means a lot to me. As a nursing student, I am... Read More
November 27, 2020
Shifting Your Mindset to Embrace Change
Although it has seemed like we have woken up to a new world every single day since March, there is no denying that the upcoming holiday season is going to be difficult for a lot of people. Almost all of us have experienced some form of loss at some point in the past 8 months. Some have been more fortunate than others, but this doesn’t make light of the different degrees of pain that people have been experiencing. On top of the pandemic, and the... Read More
November 27, 2020
An Opportunity for New Traditions
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, we have seen two major waves in different parts of the country. The first hitting the northeast in late spring, and the second hitting the south mid-summer. There is now a lot of speculation that we are approaching a third wave. Unfortunately, there is no specific region that is particularly hit the hardest in this wave; all of the regions are impacted. Cases are rising in almost every single state. Even worse... Read More
November 27, 2020
Serving Others for Emotional Wellbeing in New England
Volunteering or involving one’s self in community service has been widely researched for potential benefits to social and emotional wellbeing. Although it is already known that there is a great deal of benefit that is experienced by the recipient of the community service; there is a lot of evidence showing that the person who does the community service experiences improvements in social and emotional wellbeing. Some of these benefits... Read More
November 16, 2020
Improving Quality of Life through Preventive Care
Since the start of the pandemic in March, many people across the United States have reported delaying or even cancelling appointments for routine care, and even not seeking emergency care when it was needed out of fear of contracting COVID-19 at the medical facility they attend. In September, the CDC released survey data that was collected in June on delay or avoidance of medical care because of COVID-19. The survey was administered to adults... Read More