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Frazzle Free Finals!

Monday, December 9, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Many students are feeling a lot of anxiety about the end of the semester that is fast approaching. With exams, papers, and final projects, the work seems endless. It is important that we all stay in good mental health so that we can finish out the semester strong! The best way to combat your end of semester work is to manage your time wisely and keep a positive and clear mind. It is also important that you take study breaks; take a walk, have a snack, do something that isn’t school related to give your brain a break.

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Tagged In: activity, anxiety, chair massages, Cookie and Coffee Break, exams, Frazzle Free Finals!, Mary Houghton, Meditation, Mental Health, mental wellness, Primal Scream, Sanity Central, Stress, stress relievers, Study Buddies, YoNola Bar

Get Involved: Best Buddies UNH

Friday, December 6, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

With winter break fast approaching, we will have plenty of time on our hands to eat, sleep, relax, and finally, think about what kinds of things we will want to be involved in for the Spring semester. One thing that you might want to consider is community service! Community service is a great way to spend free time you might have; it is oftentimes very rewarding and can look great on your resume as an added bonus! One program here at UNH that is a very rewarding experience and requires little time commitment is UNH’s chapter of Best Buddies.

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Tagged In: bake sale, community service, developmental disabilities, Get involved, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, mental wellness, social, volunteer, “Eat Away the Stress of Finals Bake Sale”

Time Management

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

As the semester nears an end, it can seem like there is still an enormous amount of assignments with very little time to complete them. If you haven’t already adapted to a time management strategy, now is the time to do it. Managing your time is essentially vital to doing well in college. While it may seem like you have more free time than ever before, the amount of time that needs to be devoted to studying and working on assignments is a huge portion.

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Tagged In: distractions, Healthy UNH, list, Mental Health, mental wellness, schedule, Stress, Suzy Hogan, Time Management, UNH CONNECT Program

Student Nutrition Association Highlight

Monday, December 2, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

With over 250 clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect group to join. That is why this week I wanted to highlight SNA or the Student Nutrition Association.

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Tagged In: campus, clubs, educational outreach, fundraising, group socials, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, service work, Student Nutrition Association, UNH

Body Image During the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

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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Tagged In: Body Image, Healthy UNH, Holidays, Jenna Channell, Mental Health, mental wellness

The Price of Smoking

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

November 21st was the Great American Smoke Out. Here at UNH, students are encouraged to kick the habit by being educated of the harmful effects of smoking and offered resources to help them quit. The Center of Disease Control reports that smoking is the leading preventative cause of disease in the U.S. Smoking causes approximately 443,000 deaths from cancer, lung disease and heart attacks each year.

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Tagged In: cancer, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, heart attacks, Kelsey McCullough, lung disease, preventative, Price, smoking

Eating disorders and weight concerns-Lets talk about it.

Monday, November 25, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

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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Tagged In: anorexia, bulimia, Diet, eating disorder, Extreme dieting, Healthy, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH Counseling Center, weight, weight concern

SAFE Peer Educators

Friday, November 22, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

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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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, S.A.F.E., Substance Awareness through Functional Education, UNH

The Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

The Great American Smokeout is a national event held on the third Thursday of November each year. It is an event to raise awareness of the negative health consequences of smoking. People can use this day as a day to quit smoking. The UNH Campus has celebrated this day for more than 15 years. This year it will fall on November 21st. The event is put on by Health Services and S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness through Functional Education) peer educators. These peer educators will be tabling at the MUB to provide more information and quit kits to students.

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Tagged In: cravings, GASO, Great American Smokeout, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, peer educators, quit kits, S.A.F.E., Substance Awareness through Functional Education, support groups., Suzy Hogan, tobacco

Dance your Way to Fitness

Monday, November 18, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

If you are anything like me, you’re always looking for different ways to get in physical fitness without hitting the gym. I love to find ways to exercise while having fun. One way that I have always known how to get fit and have fun is by dancing! Dancing is a great way to stay in shape by improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. It is also a great way to express yourself artistically and to just have a good time!

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, coordination, dance, endurance, Fitness, flexibility, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Physical Activity, strength, Zumba
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