August 8, 2017
Why Do Animals Make Us Happier?
Do you have a dog? A cat? Or any pet? You may have noticed that being around your pet makes you feel happier. There are countless reasons that lead people to have therapy animals. According to the ADA, a service animal is an animal that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” Many people only know of service dogs associated with eyesight but they can be used for so much more. But what makes dogs a good treatment?... Read More
May 4, 2017
The Importance of Reading at all Ages and How it Contributes to Health.
As a child I remember my parents reading me children's books. Eventually, I'd heard the books and seen the illustrations so many times I could recite them by memory. I may not have been a child reading prodigy, but at this time, I was developing relationships with those who took the time to share stories with me, exercising my memory, and learning how to connect with experiences other than our own.
Elementary and middle... Read More
April 6, 2017
Feeling Tense? UNH Massage Therapy Can Help!
Has the cold weather been getting you down and stressed? Has school and work been picking up and you can't seem to find time to relax? Then it is time to set aside some time for you! What better way to spend that time than with a relaxing and well deserved massage.
There are many benefits of massage some including:
Decreased muscle tension
Helps with digestive disorders
Luckily UNH... Read More
January 19, 2017
7 Reasons Why Coloring Will Save Your Academic Success
An important part of mental health is staying relaxed. Taking a break from the stressful parts of life is necessary in order to keep yourself balanced. One great way to stay relaxed is to color! I find the repetitive motion to be therapeutic, and it helps me forget about my worries of the day.
Here seven reasons why you should bust out the Crayola crayons, colored pencils, or markers:
• Increased relaxation
• Expanded creativity
• Self-... Read More
November 22, 2016
How to Reduce Stress During Finals Week
Finals week is quickly approaching and you know what that means - so much unwanted stress! Managing stress is a key factor to success, so it’s important to take time to relax in order to be your best.
Enter Frazzle Free Finals! Each semester, Healthy UNH works with Campus Partners such as UNH Library, Health Services, and UNH Dining to offer awesome activities such as study snacks, chair massages, and art therapy, to help reduce stress and increase fun. ... Read More
March 17, 2014
Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in. Anxiety, irritability, impatience and anger may develop... Read More