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Thursday, October 10, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Health care costs are something that most people are concerned about. There are many things a person can do to lower the amount of money they spend on healthcare. For example, leading an active and healthy lifestyle can significantly lower the amount of health problems a person faces in the future, thus lowering healthcare costs. However, sometimes health incidences arise that are unavoidable and healthcare costs accumulate. So what can you do to help you manage if you ever find yourself in that situation? Carefully plan and manage your finances! 

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, healthcare cost, Healthy UNH

Weight training- A great way (for anyone) to stay in shape!

Monday, October 7, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

Have you been getting tired of the same old cardio routine at the gym?That happened to me Junior year of High school, I ran track and cross country and suddenly running got well kind of boring.That’s why I took a weight training class.10 pounds of muscle later I still love pumping iron to this day! 

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Tagged In: Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, StudentHealth101, toning, UNHCampusRec, weight training

It’s That Time Again... Get Your FREE Flu Shot in the MUB!

Friday, October 4, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

It’s That Time Again... Get Your FREE Flu Shot in the MUB!

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Tagged In: flu, Flu shot, free, Healthy UNH, illness, Mary Houghton, UNH Program, Wellness

Run Your Way to the Homecoming 5K!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With September coming to an end that means the countdown to all sorts of exciting events can begin. One of my personal favorites is homecoming! There is nothing better than soaking up some Wildcat pride on a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire. There are all sorts of events happening the weekend of homecoming but one event is not only fun but also good for your health. Fun AND healthy? Yes, it is possible! The homecoming 5k race is a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the fall weather and most importantly showing your support for UNH!

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Tagged In: 2013, Campus Rec, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Homecoming 5K, October 12, road race, UNH Program

Maintaining Mental Health During a Breakup

Monday, September 30, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

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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Tagged In: counselor, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Mental Health, positive thinking, relationships, Stress

Lowering Health Costs: Take Care of Your Back!

Friday, September 27, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Health costs is a significant problem in today’s economy. It is very important for college students to be aware of health care costs even if they are not yet accountable for their own health care yet. Because health care costs is not an easy problem to fix, it is our responsibility to limit our own costs. One way that we as college students can lower our personal costs right now and for the future is to protect our backs!

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Tagged In: back pain, guidelines, health costs, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, prevent back pain, prevention

Diabetes Dilemma

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

This past summer, I volunteered for a week at a summer camp for children with diabetes.The American Diabetes Association’s, Camp Carefree was geared toward bringing children with diabetes together and providing them with support from all over the country. The kids amazed me every single day with their knowledge and bravery. I knew nothing about how hard their daily lives were; I only knew what I had learned in classes at UNH.

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Tagged In: active, Camp Carefree, diabetes, Exercise, glucose, healthy fats, Healthy UNH, inactivity, insulin, Jenna Channell, Obesity, plant-based foods, prevention, sugary beverages, Wildcat Plate

Sleep your way to better health

Monday, September 23, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Allowing your body to rest and get a good night's sleep is vital to your mental and physical health.Most adults need an average of eight hours of sleep per night.If you are having difficulties getting a good night's sleep, Help Guide has numerous tips on how to sleep better so you can wake up feeling your best. Below are just a few of the many tips.

1.Regulate your sleeping cycle.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, melatonin, Mental Health, physical health, Sleep, sleep cycle, Suzy

Intimidated by Exercise? Walk it Out!

Friday, September 20, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Physical activity is key to a happy and healthy lifestyle.Physical activity reduces cardiovascular disease risk, helps in maintaining a healthy weight, helps keep blood pressure and blood lipid profiles in a healthy range, and also helps reduce risk for other diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, motivation, UNH Walking Guide, walk to fit, walking

Road Races, Running for a Good Cause

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Whether you were a track star in high school or just like to jog from time to time, road races are a great way to get physically active while also supporting a good cause. Road races almost always include a wide variety of people, young and old, with faster and slower paces. Even if running is not your favorite activity, most road races also include walkers. Being in a large group of people makes a timed course much less intimidating. The energy of a road race is always so much fun. Everyone is excited and happy to be part of a great event.

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Tagged In: benefit race, Fitness, free food, Healthy UNH, road race, social, Suzy Hogan
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