June 17, 2020
How To Avoid Ticks This Summer
Summer is here and many people are heading outside to embrace the sunshine. One popular outdoor, social-distancing activity is hiking! Whether it is a hill, mountain, or even a trail in a wooded area, hitting the trails is one of the best ways to get some fresh air and exercise.
As annual temperatures across the United States are rising, environmentalists are warning that ticks are spreading into new areas. Most commonly, they are found living in tall grass, on... Read More
June 11, 2020
Tracking The Virus
As states across the country move into the phases of re-opening businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many epidemiologists, doctors, and public health officials alike have recommended the use of contact tracing to slow the spread of disease once businesses open and people return to work.
So, what exactly is contact tracing? Contact tracing is simply the identification of people who may have been exposed to or in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of an... Read More
May 29, 2020
Tech-Free Summertime Exercises
With warmer weather finally here, you might be feeling stuck when it comes to a workout routine. It can be tough to even create a routine or find the right exercise program that works for you. Why not switch your mindset from “working out” to “playing” for your daily exercise? Here is a list of fun, old-school summertime activities that can make lasting memories and bring back some of those nostalgic feels while helping you stay active!
Playing Ball: If you have... Read More
May 19, 2020
Finding Hope From Declining Cases
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States, the state of New York has been hit the hardest by far, both in the number of cases and number of deaths. Breaking a total of 335,000 cases, New York is now reporting a decline in daily cases and deaths as of May 10, 2020. With a new sense of hope, NY governor Andrew Cuomo has put in place plans to reopen some of the more rural areas of New York that have not seen as many cases or deaths as the more... Read More
May 11, 2020
Staying Healthy Through Sleeping
While most of us are in self-quarantine at home, we may be finding it easy to get sucked into the Netflix binge until 4 am. As fun as this may seem, it could actually be taking a toll on our body’s natural circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm in our body is what tells our brain when it’s time to wake up and time to fall asleep. This is also heavily influenced by the times that the sun sets and rises. So, if we fall asleep at the same time every night and wake... Read More
May 7, 2020
Finish The Semester Strong
Like most people, I was expecting that Frazzle Free Finals would not be put on by Dimond Library, Health and Wellness, and Healthy UNH this semester due to remote learning. To my surprise though, it is still happening, and they are offering a lot of cool virtual activities!
I was able to find the Frazzle Free Finals link on the Dimond Library Instagram and Twitter pages. On the homepage, there are a lot of different tabs that contain the different activities that UNH... Read More
May 4, 2020
Turning Emotions Into Art
Are you feeling some stress and anxiety, but you're not into meditation? Try some art therapy! According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy is a specialized area of mental health that uses art materials and the creative process to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts.” There are many other benefits to art therapy as well. It can work to reduce some symptoms of depression, and increase our... Read More
April 27, 2020
Limiting Screen Time These Days
Now that we are limited in what we can do and where we can go in this uncertainty, it's easy for us to turn to our screens to pass the time. Although scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may seem like a decent way to kill a few hours, it can actually be taking a toll on our mental health. Though it is a great way to stay connected with others and see a few funny memes, it is easy to get sucked into the negativity and hate that is being shared right... Read More