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Pack your next lunch!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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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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Quit smoking today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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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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Swim anytime of the year!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Monday, November 17, 2014
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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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Healthy Snacking

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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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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Portion Control

Monday, November 10, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Monday, November 10, 2014
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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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How Gratitude Can Improve your Mental Health

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014
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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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The Yoga Workout

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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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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Intramural Sports

Monday, November 3, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Monday, November 3, 2014
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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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Portion Control

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Thursday, October 30, 2014

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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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Preventative Care Pays Off

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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                      Photo credit: David Castillo Dominici,

Interested in having a more proactive role in your healthcare? Using preventative care services can decrease the risk of chronic disease while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs. Preventing disease is key to improving America’s health and keeping rising health costs under control. Most health plans must cover a set of preventive health services for children at no cost when delivered by an in-network provider.

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