February 26, 2019
Does What You Eat Contribute To Your Psychological Well-Being?
According to a recent study done by The Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center in California, adults who tend to consume food considered unhealthy were also more likely to show signs of psychological distress than those who eat healthy.
For this study, there were over 240,000 phone surveys conducted across various parts of California. The surveys took place between the years 2005 and 2015. This was done through the... Read More
February 26, 2019
Learn How Getting Outside Can Increase Your Mood During Winter Months
The winter months bring shorter days and colder weather. With that, our circadian rhythms change, causing us to often feel more tired and less motivated. Many people feel that during winter it is hard to find activities to do outside, and end up spending most of every day inside. However, winter does not mean that you must be trapped inside. Studies have shown that people who are feeling down during the winter months often... Read More
February 25, 2019
Why You Should Choose Generic Drugs
When you go to purchase over the counter medication, we all have faced the problem of do we buy the brand name or the generic version? People tend to be more inclined to purchase the nicely designed boxes of brand name drugs, as opposed to the relatively plain boxes of generic. There are a lot of misconceptions associated with generic drugs:
Lack of quality. However, generic drugs are exactly the same as their brand name counterparts.
Effectiveness. Generic... Read More
February 20, 2019
Find Out How Knowing Your Own Body Can Make You More Mindful
First and foremost, somatic intelligence is understanding how your body responds to danger and uses that knowledge of your own body to face adversity, and cope with life’s daily challenges. It can also be known as the process of raising your own self-awareness, leading to a change in one’s behavioral patterns, typically for the better.
So, how does one go about obtaining somatic intelligence of their body? Somatic intelligence is... Read More
February 19, 2019
Take A Walk Outside To Better Your Mental State
Humans have become increasingly urbanized and according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, “urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness”. In order to combat this, people are looking towards nature.
In various surveys, people self-reported that they had decreased feelings of stress, anxiety and depression after exposure to nature. Through research by Dr. Gregory Bratman of... Read More
February 18, 2019
Check Out What Nutrition Topics Will Be At The Center of Attention This Year.
Every year consumers are bombarded with new food trends they feel they need to try because “everyone else is doing it.” People will try anything when it comes to nutrition from cutting carbs to swishing coconut oil in their mouths. However, are these the trends we should actually be trying? According to Nicole Pin, a Registered Dietitian, these are the five healthful trends we should be following in 2019.
Eat more... Read More
February 14, 2019
Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation
Looking to be mindful and start meditating this semester? Try this new four-week program offered by Health & Wellness. This free program gives students the chance to practice different forms of meditation within a group, and individually. It also allows students to apply simple and easy meditation skills in their daily lives to help cope with everything this semester brings you.
There are many benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation,... Read More
February 14, 2019
Make Valentine’s Day about you this year!
Research has shown that loving yourself and appreciating who you are can lead to happiness. It is important to take time to care for yourself. It is also important to make time every day to do things that make you happy. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day and do something for yourself that you know will make you happy.
If you’re struggling with self-love, here are some tips:
Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself: Hold on to this... Read More
February 11, 2019
Name: Kelsey Chadwick
Position/Role at UNH: Student
What does health mean to you?
Eating a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, protein and grains.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I am in SNA (Student Nutrition Association) and we promote healthy eating and nutrition education on and off campus. I also like to go to local farms for my produce, and my roommate and I like to share recipes and make healthy dinners together.
How do you... Read More
February 11, 2019
How To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Schedule
Finding time to go to the gym can be difficult. When trying to balance classes, work, internships, homework, and social life, it can make it seem like there is no time at all for fitness. However, there are countless benefits to exerciseincluding helping to boost your immune system, improve brain performance, and sharpen your memory. It is important to find time to fit exercise into your schedule, so if you’re struggling to find time for the gym,... Read More