Name: McKenna Morgan
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2019
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I like to make sure I exercise regularly and try to eat mindfully! I also make sure to have a good balance between school and my social life for my emotional wellness. I also love having daily routines that I can follow.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?
Everything in moderation – it’s okay to eat what you would like in moderation! I also like to try and plan my meals, so I make sure I am getting all the nutrients I need!
Have you made any tangible improvements to regarding your movement or physical activity by making positive changes in your life?
I have changed my mindset on physical activity from something I have to do, to something I like to do! I also listen to my body and do whatever activity I feel like doing that day instead of forcing myself to do something I don’t want to.
Do you have any positive words of encouragement for members of our audience who are feeling completely drained and burnt out from this pandemic?
Try to find joy in the little things! I know a lot of the times I get sick of my routine and find it hard to find the good in things, but if you just focus on the little things that make you happy, you’ll have a much better day! Also surround yourself with people who make you laugh!
What do you do to improve your emotional wellness?
I also try to recognize when I am starting to get overwhelmed or burnt out and make a conscious effort to step away from whatever I am doing and take a minute to myself.
What does health mean to you?
Health to me means prioritizing yourself both physically and mentally so you can feel your absolute best!
Over the last year, have you felt more comfortable advocating for yourself when receiving healthcare?
Yes, as I get older, I definitely have gotten more comfortable. I know myself and my body better than anyone else!