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Boosting Body Image

Monday, October 21, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts. 

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

Operation Beautiful

Friday, October 18, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

“I CHOOSE to be positive.” This is a phrase that we do not hear enough in our world. You know how when someone says, “I love your hair today”, or “You are absolutely wonderful”, you feel absolutely amazing inside? Why don’t we say these simple phrases everyday? Why don’t we make someone’s day, everyday? The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self talk or “fat talk”. Negative self-talk inflicts pain; emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Tagged In: Fat Talk Free, Health Services, Healthy UNH, inspire, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Operation Beautiful, positive, UNH Program

Intramurals at UNH

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!

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Tagged In: Fitness, Healthy UNH, Intramurals, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, UNH Program

Eating Concern Mentors and Fat Talk Free Week!

Monday, October 14, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the non-diet approach.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Nutrition

Generic Drugs: A safe, money saving option.

Friday, October 11, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs. 

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Tagged In: brand name, FDA approved, generic drugs, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, prescribed drugs, prescriptions

Healthcare Cost Blog

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, Health Care Consumerism, 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, Physical Activity, StudentHealth101, toning, UNHCampusRec, weight training

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, Physical Activity, 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, mental wellness, positive thinking, relationships, Stress
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