October 8, 2019
Tips To Avoid Feeling Sluggish At Work
Did you know that sitting at your desk all day long can have similar negative effects compared to someone who smokes cigarettes? It’s easy to underestimate the impact of sitting all day because most Americans do it, and it’s considered the norm. However, according to Time Magazine, “nearly one in four Amerian adults sit for at least eight hours a day.” This was discovered through a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in... Read More
October 3, 2019
October is Healthy Habits Month.
Do you have healthy habits that benefit you personally? According to Healthline, “a healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health.” In addition, these ‘habits’ can increase your state of well-being and make you happier. For college students, healthy habits can be difficult to find on top of studying and keeping a social life. Examples of healthy habits include exercising daily or writing in a gratitude journal.
When you... 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
July 2, 2019
Farmers Markets & CSAs in New Hampshire
New England is known for its variety of fruits and vegetables, especially in the summer season. There’s nothing better than tasting fresh corn or tomatoes off the vine.
So when you’re in the mood for eating fresh and local, head to a local farmers market. This listing in New Hampshire Magazine can help you find one nearby.
Another option for farm fresh veggies is through a CSA. CSA is short for "community supported agriculture." When you join a CSA,... Read More
June 13, 2019
Tips For Creating A Healthy & Delicious Smoothie
Smoothies are not only quick and easy, they’re also a great way to gain nutrients, and will tide you over until your next meal.
Sometimes people worry too much about measuring out their ingredients for their smoothies, but I’ve found that the best smoothies come from just tossing my favorite fruits and vegetables together and turning the blender on - no planning involved! Below are some essentials that I think you should include in your... Read More
June 3, 2019
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen
As the hot summer months are quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen decreases your risk of skin cancer, protects your skin from early aging, and keeps sunburns away.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyone should be wearing sunscreen because it helps protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. The sun is powerful, and no matter who you are, anyone is susceptible to skin cancer.
Choosing sunscreen can be... Read More
May 28, 2019
The Best Exercises Outside Of The Gym
Sometimes, just getting yourself to the gym can be an accomplishment within itself. It can be hard to find time or motivation to workout. And going to the gym can be very intimidating for some.
But who said you need to head to a gym to workout? Harvard Medical School identified five of the best ways people can be active:
Swimming - Whether you’re doing laps in the pool or doing intervals of treading water, swimming is a great form of exercise. When you’re... Read More