June 16, 2020
Staying Entertained In Quarantine
Many of us find ourselves with more time these days. It can be easy to get in a quarantine slump, relying on Netflix, Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese, and sweat pants. Finding a hobby or something to keep you active and engaged is so important for your mental health so you can take full advantage of this time at home. Lots of research has shown that having a hobby boosts your mental health. Whether it be knitting, painting, playing an instrument, or something else, find... Read More
June 15, 2020
Name: Holly Fosher
Department: Residence Life
Role at UNH: Residence Hall Director
Year Started at UNH: 2019
What does being healthy look like to you?
To me, being healthy means feeling balanced overall socially, mentally, and physically. I honestly love using the Wellness Wheel from Health & Wellness to check in on how I’m doing, because there are so many components that can influence our health. It’s a good reminder to check in with each part of myself!
What have you been doing to take... Read More
June 12, 2020
Summer brings barbeques, pool parties, and endless ice cream. It also brings an abundance of seasonal produce. Some produce is more popular, like asparagus and broccoli, while others are a little more obscure.
Have you ever heard of boysenberries? A boysenberry looks a little like a blackberry, and is actually a cross between a blackberry and raspberry. While they are traditionally found in California and Oregon, they grow well in New Hampshire, making them the perfect seasonal... Read More
June 11, 2020
Tracking The Virus
As states across the country move into the phases of re-opening businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many epidemiologists, doctors, and public health officials alike have recommended the use of contact tracing to slow the spread of disease once businesses open and people return to work.
So, what exactly is contact tracing? Contact tracing is simply the identification of people who may have been exposed to or in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of an... Read More
June 10, 2020
Eating For Your Health
Now more than ever, local restaurants need our support, and what better way than to order takeout? However, buying restaurant food often can have some negative consequences on your health. Use these tips next time you want to order out and support a local business!
Research the menu first and decide what are the best options to get. Some chain restaurants will even put the nutrition information on their website for you to access.
Instead of eating less and being hungry,... Read More
May 29, 2020
Tech-Free Summertime Exercises
With warmer weather finally here, you might be feeling stuck when it comes to a workout routine. It can be tough to even create a routine or find the right exercise program that works for you. Why not switch your mindset from “working out” to “playing” for your daily exercise? Here is a list of fun, old-school summertime activities that can make lasting memories and bring back some of those nostalgic feels while helping you stay active!
Playing Ball: If you have... Read More
May 21, 2020
Soaking Up The Sunshine
We are entering many people’s favorite time of the year–summer! Summer brings fireworks, barbeques, and one of our body’s favorite things: vitamin D. Many people do not necessarily look forward to the hottest season of the year for this reason, but they should, because vitamin D is a super important nutrient for our body. Unfortunately, most of the population, especially those that live in colder climates (such as New England), are deficient.
Vitamin D has many functions... Read More
May 13, 2020
How To Virtually Celebrate Graduation
Many of us, myself included, are graduating this spring. Whether it be high school or college, it is a BIG DEAL! It's easy to get really bummed about missing out on decorating your cap, the commencement ceremony, and graduation parties. We have worked so hard for this moment and it feels like we have been robbed of our moments to shine. Never fear –you can still host a super fun virtual party-social distancing style.
Decorate! Just because no one will be at... Read More
May 12, 2020
Random Acts Of Kindness To Help Us Through
These unprecedented times are scary, there’s no doubt about it. With no definite end date to COVID-19, it can be hard to stay positive. Along with all the sad and frightening news, there are communities, families, and friends coming together to bring some joy and happiness to the world. Big or small, any act of kindness goes a long way especially in times like these. Here are some random acts of kindness currently happening today that will be sure to... Read More
May 11, 2020
Staying Healthy Through Sleeping
While most of us are in self-quarantine at home, we may be finding it easy to get sucked into the Netflix binge until 4 am. As fun as this may seem, it could actually be taking a toll on our body’s natural circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm in our body is what tells our brain when it’s time to wake up and time to fall asleep. This is also heavily influenced by the times that the sun sets and rises. So, if we fall asleep at the same time every night and wake... Read More