December 10, 2018
Fathers Who Are Fit Have Healthier Children
Did you know hitting the gym or going on that run can influence your child’s health, even prior to conception? In a recent study led by Kristin Stanford, a researcher at The Ohio State University College of Medicine says, “paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood” (ScienceDaily 2018). The team of researchers found that exercise can change your genetic expression that transfers to... Read More
December 7, 2018
Do you know that the United States spent a record high of $3.4 trillion on health care in 2016? According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we have one of the highest healthcare prices per person in the world, around $10,348 and yet in comparison to other developed nations, we have some of the lowest health outcomes.
31stfor life expectancy
1stfor deaths from preventable diseases
13thfor health coverage
All these rankings are in comparison to other high-income countries, who... Read More
December 5, 2018
Are you a pet lover and need a mental break? Paws and Relax offered by Health and Wellness at the University of New Hampshire, is your chance to hang out with a sweet, fluffy dog to help relieve some stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, pet therapy can help to reduce pain or anxiety for people with a range of health issues. Animals have been used in a variety of settings to help to ease patient, student or others feelings of pain or anxiety.
The action of petting animals is known to have... Read More
November 26, 2018
What You Should Eat this Holiday Season
As we make our way into the holiday season, it is good to keep in mind the produce that will be in season! When eating seasonally, you choose to purchase and eat foods around the time and place that they are being harvested. The Seasonal Food Guide explains that eating seasonally means fresher, more flavorful and nutritious foods. It also allows you to consume foods that are produced locally, so foods are not being transported long distances to be at your... Read More
November 19, 2018
How Gratitude and Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mental Health
With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude is on our minds. There is generally an increased feeling of joy and happiness as we approach November and December due to the strong association of being thankful for what we have. Researchers from the University of Illinois who have studied gratitude, say that those who show gratitude are often more patient, experience stronger feelings of happiness, and have better physical health.... Read More
November 16, 2018
Suicide Rates by Young Adults in New Hampshire are on the Rise
New Hampshire’s young adult suicide rates are growing at a saddening rate. The rates of suicide by young adults in New Hampshire are 50% higher than the national average, according to the Concord Monitor. Certain regions in New Hampshire are even worse. The northern part of the state has suicide rates almost as high as Alaska, the state with the highest rates of suicide in the country. As a state, we are seriously lacking funding... Read More
November 7, 2018
This year, UNH will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from November 10ththrough the 18th. Across the country, throughout our state and within our own community of UNH, there is a struggle with homelessness and hunger. According to the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week resources, 1 in 5 U.S children live in poverty, and roughly 795 million people do not have enough to eat. This upcoming awareness week, there are ways that you can aid in reducing these... Read More
October 19, 2018
Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder
New Englanders are more prone to a type of depression called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People living in New England are at more risk as we live far from the equator. Roughly 9% of residents suffer from SAD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the fall season in full swing, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
Feelings of sadness most of the day
Females... Read More
October 18, 2018
Do You Know When To Stop Working Out?
Working on your fitness is always a good idea, but understanding when you are working out too much is critical to proper muscle building and recovery. In order to continue muscular and fitness growth, recovery days are key. If you do not let your body properly recover, you are putting yourself at risk for injury.
Certain injuries such as stress fractures, and intercostal strains can progressively get worse if not treated properly. A common misconception is... Read More
September 28, 2018
Find Out Why Everyone Is Drinking Kombucha
Kombucha has taken over the shelves in supermarkets as the new trendy health food drink, and its many health benefits has us wanting more! Here are some facts you should know about kombucha:
Kombucha is a fermented tea. It is made with a starter culture called a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, also known as a SCOBY.
Probiotics. Kombucha is loaded with tons of good bacteria that helps keep your gut in check!
Home Brew. Kombucha is possiblwe... Read More