November 29, 2017
Learn How To Destress This Finals Season with Healthy UNH
Are impending finals causing you copious amounts of stress? According to the American Psychological Association, chronic or long-term stress can cause:
Migraines and headaches
Trouble breathing or increased asthma attacks for those with the disease
Elevated stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline)
Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
These are many reasons to join... 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
December 9, 2015
Does The Holiday Season Make You Tense?
With the holidays quickly approaching, many moms and dads may have an increased stress level.
You are likely thinking about countless hours of decorating, cleaning, cooking, shopping for gifts, and driving from party to party. You end up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and in need a vacation.
However, you can make this year different! Be realistic, planning ahead will help to minimize your stress level. Don’t be tempted to leave you “to- do list” until... Read More
March 29, 2013
In the current economic times, people are looking anywhere they can to cut costs in their life. According to research conducted by the Milken Institute, more than half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, many of which are preventable. According to calculations by the Milken Institute these diseases cost Americans and the government $1.3 trillion annually. This money comes out of the pockets of Americans as well as from the government, affecting every American in one way or... Read More
April 22, 2011
During Public Health Week at UNH, I had the liberty to attend a seminar run by Dr. David Cross, Director of the UNH Counseling Center. His presentation focused on identifying “at risk” students on campus and what can be done to help them. With nine licensed psychologists, three pre-doctoral interns, one post-doctoral fellow, and three administrative staff, the Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Smith Hall. The center offers multiple services ranging from individual and group... Read More
December 1, 2010
Let me start by saying I am a huge tea drinker; I’m talking five or six cups a day. For all the coffee addicts out there whose java is more “their cup of tea”, I can sympathize with you, the day just isn’t the same without it! I love the taste, the smell, the feeling of tea as it warms up my whole body and I just feel relaxed. This sparked in my mind and made me wonder, does tea have any stress relieving affects? Turns out a study was conducted by the University College of London to test the... Read More
November 22, 2010
In the busy lifestyles of Americans and around the world, Yoga and Pilates have been an up and coming craze. Yoga mats and DVDs can be found in stores everywhere and many people are participating. Even a platoon of military service members are joining the trend. A recent article from the United States Army discusses one platoon that recently included yoga in their weekly activities. But what is this idea all about and what are the benefits?
Yoga is an exercise that provides a connection between... Read More
November 3, 2010
We all have times in our life when we get stressed out. Whether its work or school, friends or family, or just an overwhelming feeling of having too much on your plate, you are not alone. Millions of Americans feel overworked and overstressed. Personally, I have felt more stressed this semester at college than I have ever felt before. Between work, school, and all of my other commitments I was run ragged. I wasn’t sleeping enough, wasn’t enjoying my free time and always felt as if I could never... Read More
October 11, 2010
Tests, quizzes, group projects, work, financial issues, social life, and fitting in the gym…..when does it all end? If any of these situations sounds familiar (which most of them probably do for every college student), then you have a great deal of stress factors. The unfortunate thing is that stress doesn’t end once you leave college, only the specific causes do. This may seem like negative news, but it doesn’t have to be. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Your body actually needs some... Read More
September 24, 2010
Procrastination is a defense mechanism that many people use to help cope with the stress of their daily life. Whether it is putting off a tedious reading assignment until later or waiting for your favorite TV show to end before taking out the trash, most Americans use some form of procrastination in their everyday lives. While some people view procrastinators as “lazy”, procrastinators generally want to accomplish their goals. Their problem is not that they never want to take out the trash or... Read More