November 14, 2017
Find Out How Smoking Can Affect Your Emotional Wellness
Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products are thought to have detrimental effects on physical health, including causing cardiovascular disease, cancer and much more. However, smoking can have serious affects on emotional health and well-being in addition to the effects on physical health.
The first time you smoke a cigarette, the presence of nicotine increases the levels of dopamine and epinephrine in your brain. Dopamine plays a major... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find Out Why E-Cigarettes Are Just As Harmful As Real Cigarettes
Walking down the streets here at UNH, you are bound to pass by someone who is smoking either a vape or an e-cigarette. This has become the new normal in recent months, with the most common e-cigarette being a Juul. Many people have the belief that smoking an E-cigarette poses no dangers to their health because there is no tobacco. However, this is far from the truth.
For the most part, E-cigarettes are much less deadly than... Read More
October 31, 2017
Find Out About The Perfect Post Workout Drink
We have all heard it time and time again, you need mass amounts of protein after a workout in order for your muscles to recover. However, this is not the case. Yes, you need some protein but you also need carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen stores, which have most likely been depleted with your workout. The truth is, your body can only absorb about 20-25 grams of protein at one time, anything above that your body just gets rid of. So, save the... Read More
October 25, 2017
Find Out More About The Benefits of Being A UNH Employee
As a member of the faculty or staff at the University of New Hampshire, there are many different options for you to work out and get your daily dose of exercise.
First, you could become a member of the newly renovated Hamel Recreation Center! The membership cost is $41.50 per month, but if you are a member of the CIGNA health insurance plan it is completely free of charge. There is one catch, you must swipe into the gym at least eight... Read More
October 11, 2017
Should You Actually Be Eating Red Meat?
It is a large debate right now whether or not humans should be eating red or processed meat. Typically, you will find through research that processed meat should be avoided entirely, but there is an argument as to whether or not red meat is beneficial. One side of the argument suggests that red meat is good for us because of the substantial quantity and bioavailability of vitamins and minerals, such as heme iron, Vitamin B6 and Selenium. However, the... Read More
October 10, 2017
Learn More About How You Can Make Your Dining Hall Visit Healthier
Do you get sick of eating the same thing in the dining hall every day? Do you want something healthier? Look no further! This fall semester dining initiated Wellness Wednesdays, a time to provide new and heathy alternatives every Wednesday during lunch. Each dining hall has their own Wellness Wednesday feature, and each Wellness Wednesday is based off of Dining’s Menus of Change Principles.
Menus of Change of was introduced by... Read More
September 12, 2017
Could Your Stress Be Something Far Greater?
Anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes such as increased blood pressure. Stress on the other hand, has these same characteristics aside from the fact that it is in a reaction to a particular circumstance or situation. Stress is a much more temporary state.
Anxiety can be categorized into different disorders such as generalized anxiety... Read More
September 6, 2017
Discover Why You Should Always Eat Before A Workout
Do you ever hop out of bed in the morning and go straight to the gym? It is very common for most people to want to work out in the morning, get their day started right and have time to get things done the rest of the day. But, when you work out in the morning should you forego breakfast? The answer is: never!
It is a common myth to believe that when you work out on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat than it would on a full stomach... Read More
September 1, 2017
Find Out More About UNH Health and Wellness Mindfulness and Meditation Classes
Being in college can be stressful. Between classes, homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, and keeping a social life, there isn’t much time for relaxation. This is where mindfulness and meditation can help!
Why mindfulness and meditation? UNH Health and Wellness has chosen this platform to help students become more aware of what is going on around them and become more conscious of the present. Benefits include... Read More
August 22, 2017
Find Out the Benefits of Circuit Training
Ever find yourself bored running on the treadmill or doing the same weight lifting routine every time you’re at the gym? Looking to switch up your workout? Give circuit training a go!
Circuit training is a form of conditioning and resistance training using more high-intensity aerobics than regular resistance training. It is a workout that builds endurance capacity as well as strengthening muscles! Circuit training is typically a set of 8-10 different... Read More