February 21, 2021
Prioritizing Your Wellness this Semester
Welcome back, Wildcats! We have officially made it through the longest winter break ever (literally)! As we are now in the spring semester it might be easier for some people than the fall semester. We get an extra few minutes of daylight and we have nicer weather almost every day. For those who may have just started at UNH last fall, you all have the opportunity to take on a semester feeling more established as a wildcat. And before you know it, we will... Read More
February 16, 2021
Starting the Semester Well Rested
As the spring semester is now among us, it is time to get back into the routine of things. Going from this long and cozy winter break to classes starting again always seems to be a rough transition on our sleep schedules. Between balancing new schedules and more responsibilities the shortened daylight doesn’t help either. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night is the current recommendation, but ensuring that these 7-9 hours are high quality is even more... Read More
February 9, 2021
Recognizing the Signs and Overcoming Burnout
As we are coming up on the one year mark of the pandemic, many are seriously feeling the emotional burnout. We are starting to let our guards down which is contributing to the spike in cases all across the country. There are even new restrictions and some shutdowns in certain areas too which only takes further toll on our emotional wellbeing. The burnout is real, but there are ways that we can take action.
If you think you may be experiencing... Read More
February 4, 2021
What to Know and Why it Matters
Vitamin E is one that is often not talked about like Vitamin C or D, but it is super important for all kinds of different things in your body. Vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble vitamins which means that it needs to be consumed with a fat source to be absorbed through your digestive tract. It also means that your body can build stores of it in your liver in case you don’t get enough in your diet every so often.
Vitamin E has a main function as an antioxidant... Read More
February 1, 2021
How to Reach Your Goals
Even though we are only three weeks into the New Year, this may be the time that you are starting to think of ditching your resolution and waiting to pick it up again in 2022. This cycle seems to happen every year as well. We pick something about ourselves that we want to change, give ourselves no direction in how to go about making that change, and then we feel guilty about not doing it and we give up. It is a constant cycle that leaves us feeling down about ourselves... Read More
January 27, 2021
Should I Still Exercise?
Even with COVID-19 still going on this winter, it is most likely that the seasonal colds and flus are traveling around. And even with masking and lots of handwashing, there is still the possibility that you may find yourself sidelined with a cold for a few days. Now if you are someone who likes to exercise everyday, the dilemma may set in about whether you should exercise or not. Of course going to the gym is out of the question right now because most likely the... Read More
January 21, 2021
The Very Best Granola
On this week’s edition of “Cooking with Healthy UNH Interns!” Layla and I ventured into the world of cereals and granola! We chose this recipe because it was super easy to make and is oh-so delicious with a cold morning’s winter breakfast. Consisting of only a few ingredients we whipped up the blend in less than 10 minutes and baked it in the oven for around 25 minutes. After letting it cool for 45 minutes we then topped it with dried cranberries and dark chocolate... Read More
January 20, 2021
Exercising Smarter, Not Harder
As we are officially in the new year and survived 2020, some people are still going with the classic New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more and eat healthier. Both of these are great goals to work towards at any point in time; but understanding injury prevention and overexertion before opening that new gym membership is key to long term health and improved quality of life.
Interestingly, overexertion is simply what happens when you push yourself too hard... Read More
January 16, 2021
My Tips for Staying Active at Work
So we’ve been doing this whole “live, play, and work at home” thing for a long time now, and I’m sure that if you’re anything like me; you’ve been spending a lot more time than you’d like to admit sitting in front of a screen. Whether it be a computer, tablet, or TV; sitting in front of a screen can take a serious toll on your physical health.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I noticed that I was getting a lot of headaches, my eyes would burn from how dry... Read More
January 13, 2021
The Power of Journaling
During my sophomore year here at UNH, I took a class for a major requirement called, “Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress”. Besides learning about the actual chemistry and physiology of stress responses in the human body, we spent a lot of time learning about different stress management exercises and had time to discuss and reflect on those experiences. Of course we covered the basics; yoga, deep breathing, etc. But one day we did a journaling exercise... Read More