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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

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 Care Consumerism, 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, Nutrition, 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, mental wellness, 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, Physical Activity, 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, Physical Activity, road race, social, Suzy Hogan

Reiki Circles

Monday, September 16, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The Buddhist practice of Reiki is coming to UNH Health Services this October 8th! Free classes will be available to students and employees once a month, starting in October and concluding in April. No registration is required! The spiritual practice of Reiki is used to promote stress relief by using life force energy.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Reiki, Stress, UNH Health Services

Fun, Free, Fitness

Friday, September 13, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape? 

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Tagged In: belly dancing, bootcamp, classes, Fitness, free, fun, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, punkrope, strength training, total body resistance, trainers, TRX, Yoga

Protect yourself and your wallet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

It is almost that time of year again. As the summer wraps up and the air starts to chill, it is important to keep in mind what is right around the corner, the flu season. While you may feel queasy with just the thought, now is the time to start thinking about getting this year's flu vaccine. Protecting yourself against the virus now, will help lower your health costs in the future. And by health costs, I do not mean just paying to see a doctor if you do catch the flu. The cost of the flu goes beyond just the monetary value. 

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Tagged In: flu vaccine, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, prevention, Suzy Hogan

First Year Fears

Monday, September 9, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the transition difficult.

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Tagged In: anxiety, communication, Depression, first year students, freshmen, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Mental Health, mental wellness, signs of depression, UNH Counseling, UNH Health Services
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