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
September 26, 2018
Have you ever been sucked into the nerve-wracking “why does my head hurt?” web search? These kind of internet searches can often lead a simple headache into a seemingly deadly disease. Here are a few tips the next time you want to check out your symptoms before potentially heading to the doctor’s office.
The best way to determine if the information that you are looking at is reputable and accurate is to check out the website and ask yourself these questions.
Who runs or created the site?
When... Read More
September 21, 2018
Find Out More About The Great Sport Of Rowing
Rowing is offered through campus recreation here at UNH! Rowing at UNH requires no prior experience only a drive for improvement and hard work. This sport is a great form of exercise that combines strength and endurance training to increase boat speed. The rowing team competes at a variety of races all around the country including the world renowned Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA and the ACRA National Championship in Gainesville, GA.... Read More
October 13, 2017
Name: Summer Johnson
Department: Health Management and Policy
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2017
1. What does health mean to you?
For me, health means to be physically and mentally well and to be happy in your own skin.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I walk to classes, eat well in the dining hall by using the guiding stars and making choices I think are best, and use the gym to stay fit.
3. How do you stay fit?
To stay fit, I run a lot, and I... Read More