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How to Enhance Your Work Out

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Fitting in a good workout during the work day isn’t always easy; so why not make sure it’s worth it? I try and fit in workouts every other day at the Hamel Recreation Center in between my class schedule. Published in TIME magazine, Jennifer Cohen, a health and fitness expert lists seven workout habits that make your workout more ineffective, and how to fix them. Fixing the following habits will allow you to be a more efficient exerciser:

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Tagged In: cardio, Fitness, habit, Healthy UNH, hydrate, Julie Hurlbut, Lollygagging, strength training, work out

Preventative care: saves lives and dollars!

Friday, May 23, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Many people associate health care with high prices. However there are ways to lower your costs, like taking advantage of preventative health services. Many health plans cover the co-insurance and copayments that is associated with preventative services because it costs much less to prevent illness then to treat it. Preventative care can save you money by limiting your sick days and preventing costly doctors visits. 

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Tagged In: Health Cost, healthcare.gov, Healthy UNH, immunizations, Kelsey McCullough, preventative care, prevention, screenings

Mental Health Month

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Mental Health America has named May Mental Health Awareness month and chose this year’s theme to be “Mind Your Health”. The goal of Mental Health America is to construct public acknowledgement of the importance of mental health on the body and towards overall health. It’s important to recognize how the body and mind interact with each other. Poor health on one can greatly affect the other.

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Tagged In: anxiety, counseling, Counseling Center, Healthy UNH, Mental Health Month, Mind Your Health, Nutrition, Stress, Suzy Hogan, UNH Health Services

Benefits of Breakfast

Monday, May 19, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Making time to eat a healthy breakfast can often be put on the backburner. Work is important, but breakfast is just as important- in fact, it’s arguably the most important meal of the day!

What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast?

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Tagged In: benefits, Breakfast, concentration, energy, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, nutrients, Nutrition

Are You Food Safe?

Friday, May 16, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Did you know that your chances of getting a foodborne illness this year are 1 in 6? When we eat and cook healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins we are indeed making the right choices by choosing foods that are beneficial to our health. But what’s also important is making sure that our food is handled, cooked and stored safely and properly!

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Tagged In: Food Safety, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, USDA

Bike for Better Health

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

May is National Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than enjoying a bike ride in the sun? Here at UNH, we are lucky to have a bike-friendly campus, which is demonstrated by the bike lanes that are provided on the roadways.

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Tagged In: active, bicycle, bike, cardiovascular, College Woods, cycle, Fitness, Healthy UNH, International Bicycle Fund, Julie Hurlbut, Kingman Farm, low impact, Mental Health, National Bike Month, Physical, Stress, trails

Overcoming Procrastination, Stop Putting it Off!

Monday, May 12, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

As finals are here, now is a great time to talk about procrastination. It may seem like you have plenty of time to study and finish all your assignments, but with a full course load, you will probably need all the time you can get. Procrastinating and getting distracted can put you way behind schedule. What may seem like a quick Facebook break, can easily turn into an hour long process of looking through random people's pictures (we all know it happens) or taking countless Buzzfeed quizzes. All this procrastinating can lead to stress and unnecessary anxiety.

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Tagged In: anxiety, Healthy UNH, immune system, Mental Health, motivation, Procrastination, schedule, Suzy Hogan

Take a walk

Friday, May 9, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

For my nutrition class freshman year, I had to wear a pedometer everywhere I went for 3 days. I felt a little silly walking around with it attached to my belt loop but at the end of those three days we were able to average our steps and convert it into miles. It was really cool to see how much I was actually walking, on average about 6 miles a day! That 6 miles was just from my daily activities: walking to classes, to the library, to the dining halls. You may not have time to get to the gym everyday but that's okay. You can get a lot of physical activity in just by walking.

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Tagged In: active, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Suzy Hogan, UNH Walking Map, walk

Don't ditch the dentist!

Monday, May 5, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

The dentist may not be everyone's favorite place to go and it may be tempting to ditch a few visits but skipping on these appointment could cause much more harm than an uncomfortable visit.  Just think about all the things we use our mouth for, talking, singing, eating. It's important to keep our mouth healthy so that we can continue using it without any pain.

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Tagged In: brush teeth, checkups, Dentist, disease, floss, gum disease, healthcost, Healthy UNH, oral health, prevention, save, Suzy Hogan, tooth decay

Reach for the (Guiding) Stars!

Friday, May 2, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you? Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! 

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Tagged In: Guiding Stars, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, online menu, options, UNH dining, Wildcat Plate
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