August 14, 2017
Best Places to Clear your mind at UNH
We all know UNH is home to one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. With that comes along numerous beautiful hidden spots where you can clear your mind or blow off some steam as the semester comes to an end.
College Woods: This 250 acre wood located on the west side of campus is full of walking trails, open fields, and streams and is the perfect place to walk off some stress and enjoy the beautiful New Hampshire weather.
The Freedom Café: This... Read More
June 20, 2017
Why the Cost of Prescription Medicine is Skyrocketing
You may have noticed when you pick up your prescription at the pharmacy that the price seems to keep creeping up. According to the Wall Street Journal pharmaceutical prices have increased 9.8% in the past year. But why is this? Why are people who need medications forced to pay these crazy prices? Here are a couple of reasons as reported in a review by the JAMA Network.
The United States has higher drug prices than any other industrialized... Read More
June 1, 2017
Understanding The Key Terms Used Within Health Insurance
Health Insurance can seem confusing and frustrating to understand completely. Let's start with the basics. Health Insurance is used to cover some, if not most, of your medical needs through insurance premiums each month. These insurance premiums are paid by you and or your employer.
Let's take a look at other typical terms used within Health Insurance:
Copayment: A copayment is a fixed dollar amount that you must pay for receiving a... Read More
May 19, 2017
How Exercise Can Improve Mental Health
It's clear that exercise can help improve your physical health but did you know that exercise is actually one of the best ways to improve your mental health too? Running, dancing, swimming, walking, and even gardening is shown to enhance your mood and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
When you exercise your brain releases feel good neurochemicals called endorphins which act as natural pain killers and can "bring about feelings of euphoria and general... 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
March 31, 2017
The Importance of Public Health
You may have a general understanding of Public Health but what is it exactly? According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), Public Health "promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play." Throughout your day Public Health helps to reduce your risk of different injuries and or diseases. Here are 5 different ways Public Health can show up in your day:
1. Brushing your teeth – Thanks to Public... Read More
March 2, 2017
The Benefits of Mindfulness
Do you ever feel like you're in a fog or “out of it” during stressful times? Being mindful can actually help alleviate these feelings. You may have heard of the term “mindfulness” but may not understand what it means to be mindful. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness is “a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment” and is considered a “state and not a trait” that can be practiced.
Being mindful is being aware of... Read More
February 2, 2017
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Tired of your same old workout? HIIT workouts could be just what you're looking for! HIIT is a type of exercise that involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1–5 minutes of recovery.
HIIT workouts can be adaptable to any fitness level and can be done quickly, making it a great option for someone with a busy schedule looking to get the many health benefits of exercise. These workouts ... Read More