July 30, 2018
Learn About How Your Overall Psychological Well Being Can Impact Your Physical Health
If you have a physically demanding jobor lifestyle, it is crucial to understand how your psychological well being affects your physical health and performance. Some ways in which poor psychological health has been shown to have a negative impact on physical health include:
Depression has been linked to:
67% increased risk of death from heart disease
50% increased risk of death from cancer
Also, your body... Read More
July 6, 2018
Find Out How To Make The Most Of Your Eight Hours
Leading a healthy life can seem simple, move your body, eat right and get enough sleep. If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to prioritize work, school, and other obligations and end up putting sleep on the back-burner. This could leave you feeling irritable, run down, and have a negative effect on work and school.
So, why is sleep so important to living a healthy life? Sleep is important because:
Improves concentration and productivity... Read More
April 20, 2018
Find Out More About How To Appropriately Manage Stress Levels
The stresses of work, school, family, and friends can take a toll on your mental well-being. The feeling that you don’t have enough time to get work done, and the guilt of not being able to spend time with your loved ones is enough to put a lot of pressure on someone.
However, there are ways to become less stressed about certain situations. In order to know what is making you the most stressed you must first identify the stressor. Is... Read More
March 30, 2018
Normalizing Mental Health
In our society, there is a stigma around mental illness and poor mental health. This stigma being that people with a mental illness are somehow not the same as people without a mental illness, and are at a disadvantage. However, this is not always the case.
Stigma involves stereotypes, prejudice, and discriminations towards people who are not like the “norm”, and then separating them as someone who is different. Mental illness can include:
Bipolar... Read More
February 23, 2018
What You Should Know About NEDA Week and UNH ECM
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26th, 2018 – March 4th, 2018. This event is hosted at UNH Monday February 26th – Friday March 2nd by the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM). This is a week devoted to raising awareness of eating disorders at the University of New Hampshire.
According the NEDA, “Our culture has complicated relationships with food, exercise, and appearance. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating... Read More
January 24, 2018
Learn How the Changing Seasons Can Have an Impact On Your Mental Health
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the changing seasons. Only about 6% of the population suffers from SAD, while many others suffer from a less severe form referred to as the winter blues. Most people experience symptoms of the winter blues beginning in fall and continuing through the winter months. The cause of the winter blues is not directly known but a huge factor is the lack of... Read More
December 5, 2017
Find Out How Listening To Your Favorite Songs Can Improve Your Mental Health
Think back to a time when you were struggling. Maybe it was just a bad day, maybe it was something bigger. Think about what you did to calm yourself down and get a hold on what was happening. Did you listen to music? Research has shown that listening to music during stressful times can have a calming effect. When you put your headphones in or turn up your speaker, you are actually improving your mental... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find Out How Smoking Can Affect Your Psychological and Emotional Health
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.... Read More
October 31, 2017
Learn About My Experience Going 24 Hours Without Using Technology
As a college student in this day and age, the idea of going 24 hours without technology seems borderline insane. If you walk around campus, it is almost guaranteed that you will see students plugged in to their devices. As much as I do it myself, I sometimes wish my generation was not so “plugged in” all of the time. Technology limits actual human interaction, which we desperately need.
Before going 24 hours without technology, I... Read More
October 17, 2017
Learn Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Such An Important Contributor To Your Overall Health And Wellbeing.
Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is strongly linked to learning, memory, creativity, and problem solving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (ages 18-25) should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, due to the late nights studying in the library or partying with friends, college students have a difficult time meeting this recommendation.
Continuously... Read More