March 30, 2018
Normalizing Mental Health
In our society, there is a stigma around mental illness and poor mental health. This stigma being that people with a mental illness are somehow not the same as people without a mental illness, and are at a disadvantage. However, this is not always the case.
Stigma involves stereotypes, prejudice, and discriminations towards people who are not like the “norm”, and then separating them as someone who is different. Mental illness can include:
Bipolar... Read More
March 28, 2018
Try Out The Hottest New Workout – Also Offered At The Hamel Rec Center!
If you haven’t heard about them yet, you’re bound to hear about them soon. Instagram,
Facebook and Twitter are all buzzing with the latest exercise trend – Spinning or Cycling classes. Cycling classes are typically 60 minutes in length and involve a cardio-centered, leg strengthening workout, all while being low impact. Taking a cycling class (preferably more than once per week) will:
Help with weight loss
Aid... Read More
February 23, 2018
What You Should Know About NEDA Week and UNH ECM
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26th, 2018 – March 4th, 2018. This event is hosted at UNH Monday February 26th – Friday March 2nd by the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM). This is a week devoted to raising awareness of eating disorders at the University of New Hampshire.
According the NEDA, “Our culture has complicated relationships with food, exercise, and appearance. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating... Read More
January 31, 2018
The United States Spends A Lot Of Money On Health Care, Why Should You?
According to a 2014 study, the United States spends $9,327 per person on health care. The United Kingdom, a similarly wealthy country spends $3,749 per person on health care. Even with the US spending over $5,000 more than the United Kingdom, we still have a shorter life expectancy. So, what is the difference? Why is there such a large gap between the two?
While there is not one simple answer, we do know that the U.S.... Read More
November 29, 2017
Find Out How Replacing Refined Grains With Whole Grains Can Be Better For Your Health
What is a whole grain? Most people tend to have the idea that, if it is brown, it is a whole grain. Such as, brown bread, brown pasta, and brown rice. While, this might be the case some of the time, you can’t rely on this method to know if something is whole grain, or just brown.
A whole grain is one that has all three original parts – the bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the outside of the grain kernel... Read More
November 29, 2017
Learn How To Destress This Finals Season with Healthy UNH
Are impending finals causing you copious amounts of stress? According to the American Psychological Association, chronic or long-term stress can cause:
Migraines and headaches
Trouble breathing or increased asthma attacks for those with the disease
Elevated stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline)
Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
These are many reasons to join... Read More
November 28, 2017
Find Out How To Avoid The Holiday Weight Gain
With the holidays right around the corner, it can be easy to say “forget it” to your normal routine, and eating behaviors. That being said, during the holiday season, the media reports that people gain about five pounds, while in actuality, the average person gains about one pound. This doesn’t seem so bad right? Well, studies have shown that people usually never lose that extra pound they put on, and year after year this adds up.
However, there are... Read More
November 17, 2017
Recipe: Spice Roasted Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups cauliflower florets
¼ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
4 (4 ½ oz.) skin-on salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
This recipe seems easy and quick, which in general it was very... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find Out The Greatest Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes
You may think that there is no danger in one cigarette, or even two or three. Maybe you smoke cigarettes a few times a month, and think nothing will happen because you don’t consider yourself a smoker. Well, this is far from the truth. The first time you smoke one cigarette your brain’s pleasure centers remember that feeling, your lungs and airway become inflamed, and your blood pressure rises.
“Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body.... Read More
November 14, 2017
Discover How Smoking Can Impact Your Work Place Productivity
We have all seen it before, the person who seems to get more breaks than everyone else just because they smoke. It seems as though they are being rewarded for having a bad habit, and everyone else is being punished for not having that habit. But, who is really missing out?
According to the CDC, almost 20 percent of the adult workforce smokes, which threatens employee health and well-being, decreases productivity, increases absenteeism... Read More