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Ski and Board Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s breaking out their skis and snowboards as we are awaiting the first big snow of the year! If you don’t have a car on campus, it can be difficult to get to and from the mountains. If you’re an avid skier, there’s a great solution for you! UNH sponsors a great club called the Ski and Board Club. After you pay club dues, they offer rides to students to and from Loon Mountain and Sunday River.  They offer rides every Saturday as long as there is not weather issues.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, loon mountain, Physical Activity, Physical Activity, shredding, skiing, Snowboarding, student programs, sunday river, UNH, wildcats, winter

Plan Your Portions for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

For anyone trying to reach or maintain a personal weight goal, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday. With so many delicious food tempting you, it can be difficult to maintain your healthy habits during the holiday season. Splurging on Thanksgiving dinner can set off a domino effect for eating habits throughout the holidays. Take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a happy and healthy holiday season. Incorporating fresh vegetables and produce into Thanksgiving dishes can bring health color and flavor to your table!

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Tagged In: Blog, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, mental wellness, My Plate, Nutrition, Nutrition, portion, Wildcat Plate

Pack your next lunch!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

We know it can be hard to find a healthy lunch in a hurry. During a busy work week the last thing you want to be thinking about is what you should eat for lunch, but it is an important part to your day. What you eat while at work will determine your energy level and overall health if you’re working long hours. The key is to plan ahead so you aren’t stuck purchasing fast food or other convenient, unhealthy options. Packing a lunch will save you time, money, and your health in the long run.

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Tagged In: healthy eating, Healthy UNH, Jessica, Lunch, Nutrition

Quit smoking today!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

When you are addicted to something breaking the habit can be difficult, but what if it was damaging your health? Smoking tobacco is a very common addiction. It’s also expensive. The average cost of a packet of cigarettes in New Hampshire is $5.60.

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Tagged In: addict, Brenna Robinson, cessation, costs, habit, Health Care Consumerism, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, nicoltine, Quit, resources, Savings, smoking

Swim anytime of the year!

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Monday, November 17, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

When the seasons change it is hard to do a physical activity. Luckily our campus offers great physical activities all year round. One hidden gem is the Swasey indoor pool. Swimming is one physical activity that uses all your muscles. The resistance of the water makes body movements tougher without straining your body. It also helps prevent sudden movements that could cause injury. At the gym you are pounding on your legs when you are running or jolting from lifting weights. These actions can cause real damage on your body.

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Tagged In: Brenna Robinson, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Physical Activity, Swasey Pool, swim

Healthy Snacking

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

While working you may find yourself reaching for that bag of chips. Before you know it you have eaten the entire bag. There are better choices out there for healthy snacking. The choices you make for healthy snacking may make you fuller and less likely to continue eating.

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Tagged In: blood sugar, Brenna Robinson, cognitive, energy, healthy snack, Healthy UNH, memory, motor skills, Nutrition, Nutrition, snacking

Portion Control

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Monday, November 10, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

In this day and age, it’s extremely difficult to get an appropriate serving while eating out. Portions can be up to three times what you should be eating in one sitting, making it difficult to stay on track with eating a healthful diet. Even when you are cooking for yourself, it can be difficult to estimate what a proper serving size is. Here are some helpful tips to reference while you’re eating out and even when you’re making meals for yourself at home

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, ChooseMyPlate, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Nutrition, portion, Wildcat Plate

How Gratitude Can Improve your Mental Health

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daily stressors at work? Do ever feel like your stress is piling up like a tall stack of papers and you are unsure how to lessen the stack of papers? Well don’t you worry because you are not the only one.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health  report, 25% of Americans view their job as the number one stressor in their daily lives.

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Tagged In: Gratitude, Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Mental Wellness, Stress, Stress Reduction, Stressors, UNH

The Yoga Workout

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

Given our active student body at UNH, many students come back for fall semester motivated to start off the semester with a new workout routine. Many can find the gym to be overwhelming and the chaos of back to school season to be too much. The beginning of the semester is the perfect time to try a new approach to physical activity, and September just happens to be national yoga month! So toss on some comfy clothes, grab a water bottle and head to a class right on campus!

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Tagged In: Fitness, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, National Yoga Month, Physical Activity, UNH, UNH Health Services, workout, Yoga, yoga workout

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports, Fitness, Healthy UNH
Monday, November 3, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

Do you love to play sports but don’t have the time to commit to a club or university team? If so, intramural sports are a great alternative for you! UNH offers over 20 different types of intramurals, including traditional games such as soccer, flag football, and field hockey and some rather untraditional sports like broomball or wheelchair ultimate Frisbee. Virtually anyone can play: undergraduate, graduates, faculty, and staff members. The only extra qualification for employees is that you must be a member of the Hamel Rec Center.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Intramural Sports, Physical Activity, Physical Activity
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