November 7, 2018
This year, UNH will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from November 10ththrough the 18th. Across the country, throughout our state and within our own community of UNH, there is a struggle with homelessness and hunger. According to the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week resources, 1 in 5 U.S children live in poverty, and roughly 795 million people do not have enough to eat. This upcoming awareness week, there are ways that you can aid in reducing these... Read More
October 23, 2018
Find Out What BCAAs Are and If They Are Necessary For Proper Recovery
BCAAs are a supplement that seems to be popping up all over the fitness industry, especially among people who are trying to gain muscle and weight. BCAAs stand for branched chain amino acids, and the branched chain refer to the structure of the amino acids. The three branched chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Out of these three, the most essential is leucine because it has been known to stimulate protein... Read More
October 19, 2018
Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder
New Englanders are more prone to a type of depression called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People living in New England are at more risk as we live far from the equator. Roughly 9% of residents suffer from SAD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the fall season in full swing, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
Feelings of sadness most of the day
Females... Read More
October 18, 2018
Do You Know When To Stop Working Out?
Working on your fitness is always a good idea, but understanding when you are working out too much is critical to proper muscle building and recovery. In order to continue muscular and fitness growth, recovery days are key. If you do not let your body properly recover, you are putting yourself at risk for injury.
Certain injuries such as stress fractures, and intercostal strains can progressively get worse if not treated properly. A common misconception is... Read More
October 10, 2018
Check Out The UNH Fierce and Fabulous Expo On Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Each year in October, UNH Health & Wellness hosts the Being Fierce and Fabulous Women’s Expo. The event includes intention setting, positive affirmation fortune tellers, aromatherapy eye pillow making, coloring, T-shirt decorating, and much more! The event is designed to empower people of all identities and genders, and give UNH students, employees, and community members a break from their busy lives to de-stress and... Read More
October 3, 2018
Find Out How PACS Can Be More Than Just Counseling
Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at UNH provides students with support and education for their personal and academic success through confidential counseling, psychiatric consultation, and outreach and prevention services. However, PACS at UNH is much more than just counseling services. They do offer a number of different counseling services including, individual counseling, group counseling, and couple’s counseling.
More... Read More
September 26, 2018
Have you ever been sucked into the nerve-wracking “why does my head hurt?” web search? These kind of internet searches can often lead a simple headache into a seemingly deadly disease. Here are a few tips the next time you want to check out your symptoms before potentially heading to the doctor’s office.
The best way to determine if the information that you are looking at is reputable and accurate is to check out the website and ask yourself these questions.
Who runs or created the site?
When... Read More
September 5, 2018
Learn About Five Simple Ways To Reduce Stress
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and/or stressed? Here are five easy ways to reduce stress:
1. Get More Sleep
Sleep Deprivation can affect memory, judgement and mood. Research has proved that most Americans would be happier and healthier if they slept an extra 60 to 90 minutes per night.
2. Manage Time
The efficient utilization of time improves efficacy, productivity, and personal satisfaction. learning to manage your time will improve... Read More
August 29, 2018
Find Out What Fall Foods Can Better Your Health
It's always a good idea to eat locally and seasonally, but do you know why? Eating locally can benefit the community you live in, therefore putting money back into things that you care about most. Eating seasonally means that foods are grown and harvested around the same time that you are eating them. Benefits of this include saving you money and getting the best tasting, healthiest foods on the market, because they are at the peak of their supply... Read More
August 14, 2018
Learn Why We Need More Nature In Our Lives
In order to reduce physical and mental health probelms, such as obesity and depression, we need more nature in our lives. Unfortunately, we only spend about 5% of our time outside. In urban areas with more trees, doctors prescribed fewer antidepressants, according to a London study. In Denmark, people living within 330 yards of green spaces were less likely to be obese and more likely to engage in exercise.
Our well-being can greatly improve by just... Read More