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Get Involved With Peer Education and Mentoring!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, June 13, 2014

If you are student who is interested in supporting and helping fellow students with health concerns, then peer education and mentoring may be for you! Peer education and peer mentoring services provided by the UNH Health Services Office of Health Education and Promotion are intended for UNH students who are interested in outreaching to UNH other students who are struggling with certain health issues or concerns by providing education, support and engaging activities.

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Body Image During the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

                                                   Apolonia

Once November comes around, it is one holiday after another, starting with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, etc. What is the one thing that all holidays have in common? Food. And LOTS of it. For someone battling with a negative body image, these cheerful and happy holidays can become sad, depressing and unappealing.  Food is the central gathering part of all the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all served at Thanksgiving and are all foods that do contain a decent amount of fat.

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Eating disorders and weight concerns-Lets talk about it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, November 25, 2013

                                            Grant Cochrane

A study conducted in 2008 found that 65% of women between the ages of 25-45 have disordered eating habits, and another 10% actually have an eating disorder. That means that about 75% of women struggle to maintain positive attitudes and healthy practices when it comes to food. These percentages are WAY too high, it is time to rethink our relationship with food and begin enjoying food in a healthy manner. 

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SAFE Peer Educators

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

                               creativedoxfoto

S.A.F.E stands for Substance Awareness through Functional Education. S.A.F.E is a group on campus that was created to help students understand different issues about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The programs put on by this club are meant to contain factual information to help students choose healthy lifestyles. Peer educators in this group learn how different factors like society, attitudes and values affect student’s decisions about drugs and alcohol.

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Going the Distance

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

                                                                                   Nualpradid

I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it for me. I feel like I am skimping on my workout.

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Test Anxiety

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

                                                   Arvind Balaraman

College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know.

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Boosting Body Image

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

                                                 hyena reality

As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts. 

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Operation Beautiful

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

“I CHOOSE to be positive.” This is a phrase that we do not hear enough in our world. You know how when someone says, “I love your hair today”, or “You are absolutely wonderful”, you feel absolutely amazing inside? Why don’t we say these simple phrases everyday? Why don’t we make someone’s day, everyday? The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self talk or “fat talk”. Negative self-talk inflicts pain; emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Eating Concern Mentors and Fat Talk Free Week!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, October 14, 2013

                                            Health Services ECM

Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the non-diet approach.

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Maintaining Mental Health During a Breakup

Monday, September 30, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Monday, September 30, 2013

                                            FrameAngel

In college, students are continuously meeting new people and engaging in relationships. Most college students at some point experience a breakup and it can be emotionally devastating. Dealing with a breakup can be very stressful and harmful for your mental health. The most important thing to avoid in the coping process is letting your emotions affect your wellbeing and having your academics suffer. Don’t let a breakup get in the way of a happy and healthy life!

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