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Boost your Brain Health

Monday, June 30, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Nutritionists and doctors have long emphasized the benefits of a low-fat diet, but not all fats are bad for your health! More than just the amount of fat, the types of fat that one consumes is what really matters. There are “good” fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids which play a crucial role in cognitive function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega-3 fats aid in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Tagged In: abstract thinking, Alzheimer’s disease, avocados, brain, brain health, cognitive impairment, decreased visual memory, executive function, fish, flax seed oil, good fat, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, memory, Nutrition, olives, Omega-3 Fatty acids, vascular changes, walnuts

Do You Pursue Perfection?

Friday, June 27, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

College students (and all of us) are burdened by the idea that we have to succeed in all areas of our lives to be as well balanced as we can, but when does the idea of being perfect go too far?

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Tagged In: achievable, anxiety, celebrate, Depression, goals, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlut, Mental Health, mental wellness, Perfection, Perfectionism, realistic, self-esteem, Stress

How to manage IBS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Let’s talk about IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, a  group of symptoms that effect the large intestine. Approximately 20% of US adults have IBS. The symptoms of IBS can be rather uncomfortable such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and gassiness. Keep in mind, these symptoms could be caused by other factors, and not necessarily IBS.

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Tagged In: abdominal pain, bloating, caffeine, constipation, cramping, fiber, gas, Healthy UNH, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, Nutrition, Stress, Suzy Hogan, water

Improving Your Memory, Improving Your Health

Monday, June 23, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Ever feel like something’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t recall what it is? Or feel like you have so many things to remember, you have to write everything down or else your thoughts will be completely lost? Being a college student, I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to process, retain and recite.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, memory, Mental Health, mental wellness, Mollie Behan

Focus on Water

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Everyone knows that it is important for humans to consume water. Sometimes the health benefits of drinking water are over looked. Here is a how to guide to consuming more water and the science as to why water is an under rated super drink!

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Tagged In: balance, beverage, consume, Dehydration, empty calorie, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, hydration, Kelsey McCullough, muscles, Nutrition, skin, water, weight

Workplace Health and Safety: What are the costs?

Monday, June 16, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year. Daily work tasks that involve reaching and lifting, bending, sitting, pushing/pulling, keyboarding, using tools, operating machinery are often performed incorrectly. The stress of improper lifting and sitting techniques accumulates over time and wears the body down. Workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on employer costs.

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Tagged In: ergonomics, ergonomics risk management, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Heather DeMello, occupational musculoskeletal disorders, prevention, save, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Workplace Health and Safety, Workplace Illness, Workplace Injuries

Get Involved With Peer Education and Mentoring!

Friday, June 13, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

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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Tagged In: Eating Concern Mentors, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Mollie Behan, Office of Health Education and Promotion, Peer Education, Peer Mentoring, Recovery Mentors, S.A.F.E. Peer Education, SPIN Peer Education, UNH Program

Shop for a Safer Hospital

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

It’s important to be familiar with your go-to hospital when a family or friend or yourself isn’t feeling well or has an emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report that stated one in twenty-five patients who are admitted to a hospital develop a hospital-acquired infection. Most people go to the hospital to avoid further sickness, but this cannot be guaranteed.

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Tagged In: @UNHStudent, Consumer Reports, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, hospital, informed, Julie Hurlbut, research

How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, June 9, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering. Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising! First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you! I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, goals, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, plan, reward, stretch, track, workout, Workout Program

UNH Outing Club

Friday, June 6, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

New Hampshire boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in New England, so why not take advantage of it? The New Hampshire Outing Club (NHOC) is the oldest and largest organization at UNH that offers off-campus trips to undergraduate students every weekend.

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Tagged In: active, camping, canoeing, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Physical Activity, rafting, student activity, UNH Outing Club
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