November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More
October 30, 2019
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Week Healthier
Having a job with fluctuating hours can make it difficult to stick to a certain nutrition and meal schedule. Here are some ways to stick to your healthy habits:
Do your best ot eat three full meals a day. Your plate should be half full of fruits and vegetables, and the other half should be grains and protein. Aim to make your grains "100% whole grain" and for your proteins to be either nuts, eggs, beans, tofu, or meat and seafood.
Resist... Read More
September 17, 2019
Tips For Having A Better Breakfast
September is National Breakfast Month, so this month we encourage you to think about what you’re eating in the morning. If you don’t usually eat healthy in the morning, this month try making a change and having a better breakfast.
When you wake up in the morning, sometimes it’s easiest to just grab a granola bar or have a bowl of cereal. However, what you eat for breakfast can impact your performance in the classroom and at work for the rest of the day.... Read More
July 23, 2019
The Importance Of Drinking Water
Your body is made up of 60% water.
Really? Then why is it so important that I drink so much water?
According to Medical News Today, there are multiple benefits to drinking water. Drinking water lubricates your joints, helps the body form salivia and mucus, helps deliver oxygen throughout the body, helps improve your skin, provides cushioning for your brain and spinal cord, regulates body temperature, helps you digest your foods, helps maintain a healthy and... Read More
July 16, 2019
NAME: JULIET KARAM
POSITION/ROLE AT UNH: STUDENT
What does health mean to you?
To me, health means that you are both happy and healthy. I think that there needs to be a good balance between being mentally healthy and physically healthy.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH, I make sure I make good eating options in the dining hall and stay away from sugary drinks. I also make sure that I keep myself busy during the day by going... Read More
July 9, 2019
Tips For Enjoying Your Summer And Keeping Your Mental Health In Check
Summer vacation is long anticipated by most people, but especially for those in a school setting, like students and teachers. Summer is synonymous with relaxing, soaking up the sun, and enjoying more leisurely days. However, some people with mental health issues report the summer can be tough.
People who struggle with anxiety and stress can experience difficulty with less structure to their schedules, the expectation to be "... Read More
February 14, 2019
Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation
Looking to be mindful and start meditating this semester? Try this new four-week program offered by Health & Wellness. This free program gives students the chance to practice different forms of meditation within a group, and individually. It also allows students to apply simple and easy meditation skills in their daily lives to help cope with everything this semester brings you.
There are many benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation,... Read More
April 18, 2018
Name: Rachel FooteDepartment: CommunicationPosition/Role at UNH: StudentYears at UNH: 2nd Year
1.What does health mean to you?
Health is very important. It is not all about looking good for yourself and others, but I believe it is about feeling good. Exercising and eating healthier foods makes my body happier each day.
2.What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I try to just eat right and maintain my exercise. It isn’t hard for me to get in the exercise I need, but the food I eat is really... Read More
December 27, 2016
The Guide for Goal Setting
With the start of another year, comes the time to set a new goal for yourself!
A good way to set a new resolution for yourself is to follow these goal guidelines:
Specific – detailed and well thought out
Measurable – you can see your progress as you go!
Attainable – you believe you can achieve it
Relevant – something you truly care about
Timely – can achieve the goal within a specified time frame
SMART goals can help make your New Year’s Resolution much easier to... Read More
May 31, 2016
UNH Has Resources To Help
Every smoker has their own story about how they started smoking cigarettes one day, and how they couldn’t seem to stop the next.
Most of the stories that I have read are about people starting to smoke at a young age because it was the cool thing to do or just because the people around them were doing it.
Tobacco is a major problem that can lead to addiction for most people because tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive substance, which is in smoked and smokeless... Read More