June 22, 2015
Do you have a hard time understanding the concepts behind health insurance?
It can seem overwhelming with all of the terminology and different components but insurance can be easy to understand if you break it down.
-Health insurance: something that protects you from paying the full bill of various medical services. You can either have insurance that covers the full costs of services or covers a percentage of services.
-Monthly premium, or a set amount you have to pay from month to month. This... Read More
June 11, 2015
Stress Relieving Techniques to Help You Unwind
In today’s society, we are so often bombarded by technology and the responsibilities that come with it. It can be hard to not let yourself become stressed out from all the different emails, appointments, phone calls, texts, work, etc that come along with living in a high paced world. To help yourself unplug from this technologic life, take five to ten minutes out of your day to practice a meditation technique.
There are many different ways to help... Read More
May 18, 2015
Whole grains… you may or may not have heard of how important they are to maintaining a healthy diet.
What is it that makes them so vital? Whole grains are just that, grains that have been minimally processed. To be more specific, the bran, germ, and endosperm of the grain are still on the grain or in the product.
Alternatively, other grain products such as enriched flour have been striped of their outer layers. These products do not contain the fiber that whole grain products do. More... Read More
April 20, 2015
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage.
With our busy lives, many of us only pay a visit to the doctor’s office when we experience a serious medical issue. This could lead to huge medical bills if a health problem goes undiagnosed or gets out of hand.
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage. Health insurance plans cover a whole range of preventive services that can help keep both you and your family healthy.
These services typically include:
Blood pressure... Read More
January 15, 2015
Living in New Hampshire, it can be hard to find ways to exercise in the winter.
Even if it is warm enough to go on a walk or run outside, the roads may be too icy or snowy to exercise on. I find that one of the easiest fixes to this problem is to join your local gym. Plenty of different gyms offer holiday membership deals such as reduced sign up fees or even a month or two free! Some facilities may even offer free trial periods. Joining a gym not only gives you somewhere warm to workout... Read More
January 12, 2015
Have you ever experienced feelings of moodiness or depression during the cold winter months? Recognizing the symptoms and understanding the possible cause can help you find a solution. UNH has resources to assist you.
The changing seasons can be the cause of a disorder known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the transitions from season to season. It occurs in most people during the transition from fall to winter. It’s important to be able... Read More
January 5, 2015
Mindful eating. What can it mean to you? We live in such a fast paced world that the joy and process of eating is often forgotten. Our food choices are often influenced by the environment around us such as a work cafeteria or a vending machine. Mindful eating is when you choose to be aware of what your food can offer you, both mentally and physically. This may cause you to rethink what types of foods you eat since you really slow down and become mindful of what is in front of you and what you... Read More
December 23, 2014
This is the time of the year when we are encouraged to connect with family and friends, to show them how much we care by our actions, simple or extravagant. The holidays bring an air of festiveness and generosity with them. Giving gifts to others is possibly one of the most rewarding feelings there is. In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it can be hard to loose sight of what’s really important, appreciating those around you. One way you can do this is by donating to your local food... Read More
November 25, 2014
It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s breaking out their skis and snowboards as we are awaiting the first big snow of the year! If you don’t have a car on campus, it can be difficult to get to and from the mountains. If you’re an avid skier, there’s a great solution for you! UNH sponsors a great club called the Ski and Board Club. After you pay club dues, they offer rides to students to and from Loon Mountain and Sunday River. They offer rides every Saturday as long as there is not weather... Read More
November 10, 2014
In this day and age, it’s extremely difficult to get an appropriate serving while eating out. Portions can be up to three times what you should be eating in one sitting, making it difficult to stay on track with eating a healthful diet. Even when you are cooking for yourself, it can be difficult to estimate what a proper serving size is. Here are some helpful tips to reference while you’re eating out and even when you’re making meals for yourself at home
Eat your meals on a smaller plate.... Read More