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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

Preventative Care Pays Off

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

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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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, MyPath2Wellness, prevention, Preventive Care

Stay Active This Fall with Outdoor Adventures

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Monday, October 27, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are falling, but that doesn’t mean you have to huddle up for winter quite yet. Campus Rec Outdoor Adventures is offering some great fall trips to stay active outside before the snow falls. It’s mid-semester and many students are getting bogged down with school work, but it is important to continue exercising and getting physical activity even as we start to head indoors more.

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Tagged In: active, Campus Rec, Chocorua, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Jessica Palmer, Outdoor Adventures, Pawtuckaway State Park

Feeling sick? Go to the Employee Clinic where you can feel happy and healthy!

Friday, October 24, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Have you been feeling under the weather lately? Do you want to go to a doctor but don’t have any time to go because of work?

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Tagged In: Employees, Health Cost, healthcare consumerism, UNH Employee Clinic
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