October 26, 2020
A Guide to Discussing Mental Health with Kids
Since the start of the pandemic in the United States, many people have started to be more open about discussing struggles with mental health. Now, it seems like people are talking about mental health more than ever as the pandemic has impacted all people in many different ways. But, is there someone who is being left out of the conversation? Most youth in the United States are attending school through either a hybrid or fully remote version this... Read More
October 21, 2020
How November Can Bring Change to the ACA
Since the 2010 passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the act has been highly controversial. Though the entire bill enacted many new changes to the face of healthcare in America, one of the biggest controversies of the bill was the tax penalty individual mandate for health insurance. The act mandated that all Americans have some sort of health insurance coverage by the end of the year that the act was passed. If you were found to have no health... Read More
October 11, 2020
Understanding your Cholesterol Panel
After the age of 20, most people in the United States will have a cholesterol screening once every 5 years. This cholesterol screening can be used as a tool to help predict the risk of development of plaque in blood vessels which lead to Heart Disease (or Cardiovascular Disease). After the simple blood test has been conducted at our physical, we get our results back from the lab, but what do they mean exactly?
A cholesterol screening measures the total... Read More
October 10, 2020
Exercise for Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
When you think of yoga, I’m sure you may start to think of crazy poses that seem almost impossible, trying to keep track of your breathing, and wondering if you are even doing the poses correctly. Although there are many known health benefits (physically and emotionally) associated with yoga, this practice can sometimes induce stress for those who are new to the practice. If you are one of those who finds yourself stressed out at the regular yoga... Read More
August 10, 2020
Social Activism Series
Hi! I’m Layla, a senior Communication student at UNH. I am using my internship with Healthy UNH as a platform to discuss my experiences with a topic lots of people are having a hard time talking about right now: racism. My family is Turkish-Cypriot, and I am not white passing. This makes me different from most people living in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of the top ten whitest states in America...in fact, it’s the 4th whitest. That means that there’s not much... Read More
July 20, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
To kick off the eating pattern series, I will be covering veganism! Check out the pros and cons, basics, and potential health benefits of following a vegan eating style.
The Basics: Veganism has grown to be widely popular in mainstream media over the past decade. Interestingly, a lot of people think that it is simply just a specific way of eating, but for many people it is actually a more encompassing way of life. The basic philosophy of veganism is to eliminate all forms... Read More
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More
May 27, 2020
Healthy And Refreshing Recipes
It feels like a lifetime since lockdown beganand it's hard to remember what it’s like to hang out with friends, hug loved ones, and go to the grocery store without a face mask. Many of us are nostalgic for simpler times, but we can certainly indulge in the past as long as it’s safe! Do you miss the taste of a popsicle while sitting by the pool? Or late night ice cream parlor runs? You can still enjoy these novelties this summer, so find inspiration in this list ... Read More
February 27, 2020
Commit To The Program And Work Out At Least Three Times A Week
Working out while helping graduate and undergraduate students conduct research never seemed so easy. The UNH Employee Fitness Program began in 1988 and is managed by the Department of Kinesiology Exercise Science Majors. All UNH faculty and staff are able to participate in this program. Upon entering this program, you will get an exercise prescription specifically built for your own fitness level. At the beginning of the program,... Read More
February 12, 2020
Healthy, Easy, And Fun To Make: Fresh Spring Rolls!
It can be challenging to think of fun, new, and tasty recipes to add to your daily life. Fresh spring rolls (sometimes referred to as summer rolls) are not the deep fried spring rolls you may find at a Chinese restaurant or in the freezer section of your grocery store. They are a light, healthy, fresh and impressive recipe to make for yourself or your friends. Fresh spring rolls can be filled with veggies, protein, and even fruit! They are so... Read More