December 1, 2017
Simple Steps To Take To Become A More Informed Healthcare Consumer
Being an informed, educated, and wise healthcare consumer is more important than ever. Although understanding the healthcare system can be daunting, here are some simple steps you can take to become a more informed healthcare consumer:
1. Take care of yourself
The easiest way to keep your healthcare costs down is to stay as healthy as possible. You have control over what you do about your risk factors for disease. For example... Read More
November 22, 2017
Wellness coaches are available right on campus to help you improve your physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and financial wellness.
Are you looking to make your health a priority but don't know where to start, what to do, or just don't feel like you have time? Luckily, UNH provides professional wellness coaches and educators that want to help you.
According to the Office of Health Education and Promotion, wellness is:
• An active process through... Read More
November 8, 2017
Learn About The Specific Populations Tobacco Companies Intentionally Market To
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco companies specifically market to the following audiences:
Youth and Young Adults
There is clear evidence that indicates tobacco company advertising influences young people to start using tobacco. Tobacco advertisements make smoking seem appealing, which can increase adolescents’ desire to smoke.
Tobacco marketing toward women is dominated by... Read More
October 31, 2017
Learn About My Experience Going 24 Hours Without Using Technology
As a college student in this day and age, the idea of going 24 hours without technology seems borderline insane. If you walk around campus, it is almost guaranteed that you will see students plugged in to their devices. As much as I do it myself, I sometimes wish my generation was not so “plugged in” all of the time. Technology limits actual human interaction, which we desperately need.
Before going 24 hours without technology, I... Read More
October 17, 2017
Learn Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Such An Important Contributor To Your Overall Health And Wellbeing.
Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is strongly linked to learning, memory, creativity, and problem solving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (ages 18-25) should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, due to the late nights studying in the library or partying with friends, college students have a difficult time meeting this recommendation.
Continuously... Read More
September 26, 2017
Focus On What You Are Eating, Rather Than How Much.
Although there is heavy focus on counting calories in regards to weight loss or preventing obesity, it is important to also focus on what you are eating. Calories are units of energy. Consuming too many calories will result in weight gain, and eating too few will result in weight loss. But does it matter where the calories come from? It turns out that it does.
Not all calories are the same. There are “nutrient-dense” calories and “empty... Read More
September 20, 2017
Learn About Five Health Benefits Of Eating At Least One Apple A Day
Have you heard of the famous saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? It turns out there is most definitely truth to that statement. Luckily, there are a wide variety of apples to choose from and they are not only tasty and nutritious, but they are also affordable!
Here are five of the major health benefits of eating apples:
1. Dental Care
Eating an apple stimulates the secretion of saliva, reducing the growth of... Read More
September 13, 2017
The Most Common And Costly Diseases That Exist Today Are Also The Most Preventable
Various chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity are the most common health problems in America today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for 7 in 10 deaths among Americans each year, and the majority of health care costs. These diseases may be the most common and costly, but they are also in fact the most... Read More