January 24, 2019
Find Out How This Practice Can Be More Than Just A Way To Exercise
Yoga is defined as, “a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India”. In today’s day and age, we tend to think of yoga as a way to get exercise, increase flexibility, and increase strength. We have strayed away from the idea that yoga can also be used to fulfill a spiritual practice, and aid in relaxation.
Yoga can be thought of as many things whether that be a spiritual... Read More
January 24, 2019
How Walking Every Day Is Beneficial To Your Health and Wellness
Walking is an extremely effective activity for your wellness. The former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called walking “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug”. Walking boasts a variety of benefits that could positively impact your health.
According to Harvard health researchers, walking briskly for an hour everyday cuts the effects of obesity-promoting genes.
Walking for a... Read More
January 23, 2019
Find Out How To Perfect The Perfect On The Go Snack
Smoothies are a great snack or meal replacement for any time of the day. They are perfect for traveling or being on the go and they pack so many nutrients! However, it can be hard to find the right consistency of a smoothie, or know what ingredients to add to get the most nutrients.
Here are the steps to creating a great smoothie:
Choose a liquid base. This could be water, milk, non-dairy milk, juice, or chocolate milk
Choose your fruit.... Read More
April 3, 2016
How One Group of UNH Employees Worked Together To Sprint Into Spring
Recently, 14 facilities employees at UNH created an opportunity to lose weight. The collaborators of this challenge, Sandra Hickey and Shawn Herrick, both from the Ritzman Lab, had all the participants chip in for added incentives before they started the challenge. “Sprint into Spring” was a ten week weight loss challenge and recently ended on the first Monday of Spring - March 21st.
Anyone interested in participating in the... Read More
February 3, 2016
Use Nutrition to Stay Energized, Maintain Weight and Manage Stress
Late night studying, busy schedules, and stressful courses can poorly influence the eating habits of college students; however, students can take control and boost their nutritional health by following some simple guidelines.
1. Listen to your body.
Although eating before bedtime is not recommended, listen to your body if you are hungry. If your stomach is growling at 10pm because you have not eaten since 5pm, then have a snack... Read More
January 7, 2016
Easy ways to include physical activity in your schedule
No time for the gym? No problem. Whether you have a busy schedule or simply do not enjoy formal gym workouts, you can always find ways to incorporate physical activity in your life.
Use a pedometer.
Set realistic goals and keep track of your steps. Seeing progress will motivate you to continue to take the stairs instead of the elevator or get off one bus stop earlier so you can walk more.
Stay active with friends and family.
At home,... Read More
January 6, 2016
Stressed? UNH has the perfect solution to help you relax
The New Year is a time to focus on your well-being. However, it is also a time that can be stressful and tiring. Make it your goal this new year to set some time aside for YOU. Reiki may be the solution to your everyday stressors. It is open to the entire UNH community.
Reiki is based on the idea that we all have energy that allows us to be well. When that energy is off balance, we are more likely to become ill or unhappy. The stressors... Read More
January 5, 2016
A fitness reimbursement program for USNH Harvard Pilgrim subscribers
There is no question that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce healthcare costs. Exercise, a contributing factor towards healthy living, improves your:
•alertness and concentration
•ability to handle stress and depression
The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Wellness Connection program can help you develop your fitness goals by giving you up to $500 per year... Read More
January 5, 2016
Be the healthiest version of you that there’s ever been with energy from superfoods
A lot of definitions get thrown around what a superfood actually is. While the term itself isn’t scientific, it defines a specific food that has been proven to ward off certain health risks and comes packed with vital nutrients, plus they taste great. It’s like a win-win for your taste buds and health.
First on the list is watermelon. With one of the highest levels of alkaline in fruit, it’s a... Read More
January 5, 2016
Come learn more about how group fitness classes are the new in!
Go ahead and put on your appropriate workout attire and shuffle down to the Field House for professionally led fitness classes. The Wildcat Workout Project is held in the Field House and encourages UNH Employees, as well as any dependents over the age of 18, to come fully energized and ready to work up a sweat!
These fitness classes were created to allow the employees at UNH to feel less stressed when working out. Since the Field... Read More