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National Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health, Stiggy, Healthy UNH blog
Thursday, October 2, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!

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Tagged In: Dimond LIbrary, Healthy UNH, Human Behavior, Jessica Palmer, Mental Health, NAMI, National Mental Health Awareness Week, Social Environment, Social Work Department, Stiggy, UNH Counseling Center, UNH Health Services, Wellness Resource Guide

Wildcat Workout Project

Wildcat Workout Project, Healthy UNH photo
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Trying to find time in your schedule for working out can be difficult. With your crazy work and life schedule you find yourself stressed and loosing time for a good workout. Have you ever thought about working out in the morning? When is the best time to work out for you? Some people have more time in the morning before to get a workout in. Others find it easier in the afternoon.

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Tagged In: #WildcatWorkout, #WorkUNH, Brenna Robinson, cardio, core work, Fitness, flexibility, Healthy UNH, strength training, UNH Athletics, UNH Employees, Wildcat Workout Project, workout regimen

Get Out and Move

Monday, September 29, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

Durham is alive again with the buzz of returning students! Campus is back in full swing with classes starting and friends reuniting. With so many changes happening, it can be hard to keep your head on straight and manage your stress. Maybe you’re an incoming freshman and are having a hard time adjusting to dorm life or making new friends. Maybe that first day of that Biochemistry class made it seem like it will be way over your head. Maybe you’re not comfortable in your dorm yet and don’t feel at home.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, Campus Rec, College Woods, Depression, endorphin, energy, Exercise, Fitness, group classes, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Whitt, Whittemore Center, Yoga

It’s better to run when the weather is fun!

Friday, September 26, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Do you feel like you are spending way too much time indoors whether it be in class or your room? Well a great way to appreciate the beautiful weather is to go for a run outside! Running is a great form of exercise that has numerous health benefits.  Going for a run can help strengthen your muscles, help build strong bones, lower your risk for heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and even improve your mood and mental health.

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Tagged In: app, calories, Campus Rec, College Woods, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Heart, MapMyRun, mental wellness, run, smartphone, Stephanie Schmeltzer, strength, Stress, stress reliever, UNH Campus Recreation

Cost Variation: Why does the same medical procedure vary in cost?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

In this day and age many consumers are concerned about finances, and no one wants to pay more than they have to. When it comes to health care procedures, they can get expensive fast. Did you know that prices of the same procedure vary from location to location, but the quality of service isn’t necessarily a factor? This is called cost variation.

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Tagged In: cost consumerism, Cost variation, Healthy UNH, Jessica Palmer, NH Hopspital Scorecard

Age of Champions!

Monday, September 22, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Regularly exercise and physical activity are essential to support overall health at any age. The ability to maintain an active lifestyle becomes increasingly important as individuals age. The National Institute on Aging reports that regular physical activity in adulthood can result in many long-term health benefits and reduce the risk of acquiring diseases or disabilities associated with aging, such as arthritis, heart disease or diabetes.

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Tagged In: Aging, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, Older Adults, Physical Activity, UNH Event

National Yoga Month

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Friday, September 19, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

            September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, Campus Rec, classes, Exercise, Fitness, focus, group classes, Healthy UNH, mental, Mental Health, mental wellness, National Yoga Month, Physical Activity, pilates, Yoga Health Foundation

It All Starts with a Good Choice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

The school year has just begun, now is great time to start healthy eating habits. Starting new eating habits can be difficult. Where do you start? In the dining halls all the food that is served has little green cards with all the nutritional facts needed to make a healthier choice. In addition to the nutritional cards  you can also find the Guiding Stars. These stars shown will help guide you to better options at the dining halls.

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Tagged In: Brenna Robinson, choice, Guiding Stars, habits, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, University Day

Breakfast Blends with a Boost

Monday, September 8, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Busy lifestyles have recently caused breakfast to become more of an afterthought than a priority. Does grabbing a banana while heading out the door sound all too familiar? As much as we would love to sit down to an omelet and cappuccino before work, most of us don’t have the time to get our healthy eating on. Well, time is no longer an excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. Smoothies packed with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables are a great way to jumpstart your day!

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Tagged In: Breakfast, fiber, folic acid, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, nutrients, Nutrition, Potassium, recipe, vegetables, Vitamin A, vitamin C

Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs. 

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Tagged In: Diet, Fitness, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, healthcost, Mollie Behan, Nutrition, Physical Activity, prevention, smoking
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