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De-Stress to Ace your Test!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

With final exams just around the corner, most college students are starting to feel the wave of stress and anxiety wash over them. Having too much stress can be a bad thing, while having a little bit of stress can provide you with the motivation and determination to do well on your exams! So, how can you control your stress and keep it to a perfect level for exam taking?

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Tagged In: Final Exams, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress

“Eat More Kale”—the Superfood behind the slogan

Monday, May 6, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

You’ve probably seen the merch around campus: stickers, t-shirts, buttons and more with the “eat more kale” slogan stamped on the center. You may have even heard of the lawsuit last year when Chick-fil-A insisted the kale slogan was too similar to their “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign (lest people start eating kale instead of chicken!). The hearty green has received a lot of attention over the past few years. It’s one of my favorite foods, and I encourage everyone to make it part of their diet.

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Tagged In: Annie Steeves, antioxidants, calcium, cheesy kale, Eat More Kale, fiber, Healthy UNH, iron, kale, Nutrition, protein, recipe, spinach, vitamin C

Fun and Fitness

Friday, May 3, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

No matter how dedicated you are to staying physically active, sometimes going to the gym or lacing up your shoes for a run can feel like a chore.  The best way I have found to look forward to every workout and avoid the crowds at the gym is to take advantage of the group fitness classes UNH Campus Recreation has to offer.

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Tagged In: aerobics, boredom, cycle classes, fitness class, Gabby Chesney, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, physical fitness, strength training, Zumba

Fun in the Sun

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With spring in the air that can only mean one thing… nice weather! While some people choose to brave it and exercise outdoors in the winter, many of us confine ourselves to the gym until the temperatures begin to increase again. With warmer weather and sunny days what better time than now to find some fun physical activities to do outdoors? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate physical activity into your day while having fun outdoors:

Hit the Trails

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, Cycling, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, High Intensity Interval Training, Outdoors, Physical Activity, swim, trails

Pre-Orientation Adventure for Wildcats

Monday, April 29, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Will you be an incoming first year student at UNH in the fall or know of anyone that will be joining our campus next year? If so, PAWs is the perfect program to get an early start on your UNH experience!

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Tagged In: backpacking, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, Mendums Pond, PAWS, Physical Activity, Pre-Orientation Adventure, White Mountains

Using Health Care Wisely

Friday, April 26, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

It is widely known that health care costs are extremely high. Unfortunately in order to reduce the amount of money spent on health care costs, some people go without necessary care as an attempt to cut down. However, there are other options to save money other than avoiding the care that is needed.

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Tagged In: Cost, Haeley Steward, Health Care Consumerism, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, Savings, UNH

May Day Carnival

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The end of the semester is a time of transition. Whether you are graduating or just moving home for the summer it marks the end of one phase and the beginning of something new. Add finals on top of all of that and the end of the year can feel quite overwhelming. However there are lots of fun events to look forward to at the end of the semester. One of these is the May Day Carnival! 

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Tagged In: amusement rides, Gabby Chesney, game booths, Healthy UNH, include free food, live entertainment, May Day Carnival, Physical Activity

Battling Anxiety

Friday, April 19, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

College is a time of great growth for a young adult. Sometimes, you completely lose sight of who you are. Negative thoughts and emotions can flood your mind, making it almost impossible to concentrate on anything truly important. I know first hand how difficult and lost anxiety can make you feel. It can debilitate you to a point where you wake up in the middle of the night shaking and short of breath. I battled anxiety my sophomore year of college and am proud to say that I am now happier than ever. I lost sight of what I wanted out of life.

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Tagged In: anxiety, counseling, dark chocolate, Depression, endorphins, focus, Healthy UNH, Jenna, Mental Health, mental wellness, negative thinking, positive thinking, smile

HMP 5K

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

The University of New Hampshire’s Department of Health Management and Policy prepares undergraduates to become leading health professionals in the ever-expanding Health Care Industry. Through this department, students get exposed to many aspects of health care, including data analysis, finance management, epidemiology, ethics, and policy. A reoccurring theme throughout the Department’s courses is health promotion.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, College Woods, Department of Health Management and Policy, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, HMP 5K, off-road run, Physical Activity, run, SOHL, Student Organization for Health Leadership, UNH programs, Wildcat 5K

Keep Calm and Study On

Monday, April 15, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The end of the semester is approaching quickly and with that comes a mixture of excitement and dread. While everybody seems ready for the change of pace that summer brings, students don’t seem quite as excited about the end of the year projects, papers and exams looming in the distance. While these things are unavoidable, there are ways to prepare for finals while limiting stress levels. 

Start Early

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Tagged In: activity, finals week, Frazzle Free Finals, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, mental illness, mental wellness, perspective, Stress, study
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