May 16, 2022
Benefits of Strength Training
Have you ever been told that cardio is the best way to lose fat? While cardio may be important, so is strength training. Strength training is any physical movement in which you use your body weight or equipment to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance. The types of equipment you may use while strength training include free weights, resistance bands or loops, weight machines, and suspension equipment.
Strength training allows you to lose body fat, increase... Read More
April 22, 2022
Beginners Guide To Intuitive Eating
Have you ever tried to go on a diet? Were you successful? Unfortunately the answer to that question for many is no. Traditional diets tend not to work for a lot of people, and can lead to feelings of defeat. Intuitive eating was designed to be the exact opposite.
Intuitive eating does not impose any restrictions when it comes to what you can and cannot eat. Instead, the concept is simple: you eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. This method is... Read More
April 1, 2022
How to Better Fit Exercise Into Your Routine
Are you so busy that you find it difficult to fit exercising in your day? The CDC recommends that you should get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, however a lot of people do not have enough time in the day to set aside an hour to workout. Have you ever considered breaking the long session into several mini sessions instead?
Interval workouts, or mini workouts, are performed periodically throughout your day. You can set a... Read More
April 1, 2022
Grocery Staples For Healthy Eating
Eating healthy can seem overwhelming and expensive. You may not be sure what to buy, or what ingredients are versatile. One way to combat this is to make a list of healthy grocery store staples that you buy every week.
Throwing together a quick and nutritious meal can be extremely easy, however it requires a stocked kitchen. Having a go to list for when you’re grocery shopping can save you time and stress. These ingredients are versatile and can be made into... Read More
March 21, 2022
How To Start Exercising
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Many people made the resolution to start exercising. This may be easier said than done. Finding time to exercising in your busy day can be difficult, and having the motivation to stick to your routine can seem impossible. Exercise is extremely important, though, and is known to have many benefits. Some of these benefits include improving your energy, mood, sleep, and overall health, and decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression... Read More
March 10, 2022
A Wellness Retreat For UNH Employees
When was the last time you put yourself first? When was the last time you took time for yourself? For many people, those questions may be difficult to answer. It is very rare we set time aside just to take care of ourselves and practice mindfulness. As our schedules get more and more hectic, and life gets in the way, we lose sight of what we need to be the best versions of ourselves.
Health and Wellness has recognized this and decided to put together a... Read More
February 22, 2022
Staying Active In The Cold
As the temperature drops, so does the motivation to go outside. However, it is important to stay physically active, even in the winter. In fact, exercising in cooler weather has some advantages, such as not having to deal with heat or humidity. Exercising outdoors also allows you to get some Vitamin D, and boosts your immunity during cold and flu season. There are many outdoor activities you can participate in during the winter, such as:
Hiking... Read More
February 4, 2022
How To Control Your Mind
Did you know you have the ability to control your mind? Although the concept of mind control belongs in science fiction, you do have some say over your thoughts. Unwanted thoughts can be very difficult to shake, and can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and distress. This coupled with being discouraged and burnt out from the pandemic leads to an overall negative headspace.
Here are some tips to change your mindset and give you a more positive outlook:
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February 1, 2022
New Information on the Omicron Variant
Presence and Symptoms
Omicron is sweeping the nation, with as many as 800,000 new cases per day. The variant accounts for around 99.5 percent of new cases in the United States. As the number of cases increases, so does our knowledge about the variant. The incubation period of the variant, or the period between when a person is first infected and starts to show symptoms, is three days. This is two days quicker than the original version of COVID.... Read More
January 27, 2022
President Biden Rolls Out 400 Million Free Masks
President Biden recently purchased one billion at home tests that the American people can order and have shipped directly to their house. The tests can be ordered online, and the process to order such tests is extremely easy and takes seconds to complete. Following this, President Biden is also sending 400 million N95 masks to pharmacies all over the country, where Americans can obtain them for free. The Biden administration is looking to... Read More