May 31, 2016
UNH Has Resources To Help
Every smoker has their own story about how they started smoking cigarettes one day, and how they couldn’t seem to stop the next.
Most of the stories that I have read are about people starting to smoke at a young age because it was the cool thing to do or just because the people around them were doing it.
Tobacco is a major problem that can lead to addiction for most people because tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive substance, which is in smoked and smokeless... Read More
April 22, 2016
3 Useful Tips about Choosing a Health Insurance Plan
For most people it is difficult to choose a health insurance plan that meets medical needs along with financial needs. Balancing how much you pay each month for health insurance with how much health care you or your family will need during the year is key. Here are three helpful tips provided by HeathCare.gov that will make picking a health insurance plan easier and less stressful.
There are four “metal” categories of insurance plans.
The... Read More
April 20, 2016
Pay Attention To Prevention of Tobacco
April is National Cancer Control Month! The purpose of this is to help educate the public on the precautionary measures that can be taken to help reduce and prevent the prevalence of cancer. There are many lifestyle behaviors that can help reduce the risk of cancer, such as eating healthier, exercising regularly, using sun screen, undergoing recommended screenings, and quitting tobacco.
Lung cancer is the number one of cause of cancer death for both men... Read More
April 15, 2016
Don’t Make Excuses
When eating in the UNH dining halls, do you ever find yourself reaching for something unhealthy rather than healthy? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. When there are options such as pizza, fro-yo, and a mac and cheese bar standing in your way of eating a healthy meal it is hard to say no. Here are a few ways to make it easier to say no to unhealthy foods and say yes to health conscience foods.
Dress up your salads: The salad bars are always an option for a good meal,... Read More
April 15, 2016
Stop the Stigma
Stop the Stigma is an organization at the University of New Hampshire whose mission is to spread awareness and educate the UNH community about mental health and suicide.
Here are a few ways to stop the stigma:
1. Learn about mental health because the only way you can spread awareness and educate others is if you learn the facts first.
2. Another important step to raise awareness is to start the conversation! Once people start talking about mental health it makes it easier for... Read More
March 30, 2016
What is Public Health?
Are you interested in celebrating public health? If so, National Public Health Week is celebrated from April 4-10! Throughout this week we recognize the protection of people’s health in the communities where they live, learn, work and play. In order to continuously acknowledge and improve public health, here are a few things you can do on campus:
Ride the Wildcat Transit: The Wildcat Transit is here for students, faculty, and visitors to use in order to get around campus... Read More
March 30, 2016
Learn About the Benefits of Group Counseling
As college students, we know first hand how difficult balancing school, work, relationships, exercise, healthy eating, the occasional illness, and personal matters can be. Sometimes it all becomes too overwhelming to handle on our own. Group counseling is a great way to find help.
The Counseling Center at UNH explains why group counseling is proven to be effective:
Students realize they are not alone and find support;
Students realize they can easily... Read More
March 2, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Part of UNH’s observation of National Nutrition Month includes the UNH Nutrition Month Expo, brought to us by Nourish UNH, a Health Services nutrition peer education group. This... Read More
February 10, 2016
Tips For Beginning a Daily Workout Schedule and How to Stick With It
At the beginning of every new semester, students love to get back to the gym after eating and sitting on the coach during the holidays. For the first couple of weeks the gym is packed. Then the hype of working out begins to die down.
To prevent this from happening to you, it is important to establish a workout routine early in the semester. This makes it harder to get in a slump and deny yourself a good work out for the day.... Read More