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Mentally Preparing for the Perfect Interview

Friday, February 28, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

As college students we are in a constant state of stress between assignment deadlines, grades, and finding jobs.Everyone reading this has likely had an interview before, so you can understand the anxiety that comes along with having to talk yourself up to a stranger.These are some tips that I use to help reduce the stresses of interviewing!

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Tagged In: Career Fair, Healthy UNH, interview, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, mock interview, practice, prepare, resume, Sample Questions, Stress, University Advising and Career Center

Positive Imagery and its Effects on Well-Being

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

In college we are surrounded by nay-sayers. Each day passing people on campus I hear “I just know I’m going to fail”, “I will never be able to finish in time”, or “It’s hopeless”. I have found that in my life by focusing on the positive things and the things that are in my own control I am a happier person. Often times when schoolwork becomes completely overwhelming I like to take a step back and look at all the steps I need to do. Usually if I write down my assignments and due dates school work will seem much less daunting.

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Tagged In: breath, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, notes, plan, positive attitude, Positive Imagery, quiet, relaxation, self-confidence, visualization

Boost Your Self-Esteem in Less Than an Hour

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

In honor of February being National Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, here are some quick and easy tricks to get an instant pick-me-up!

Smile: It’s natural, it’s easy, and it’s free! Smiling not only brings a positive light to others, but smiling can also be an instant mood changer! When we smile, we release endorphins and change the blood flow in our brains, which make us feel happier. Next time you need an instant self-esteem boost, try showing those pearly whites!

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Tagged In: compliment, endorphins, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Mollie Behan, National Association for Self-Esteem, National Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, positive, self-esteem, smile, write

How To Have a Safe Winter Workout

Friday, February 21, 2014
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

If you’re like me, you can’t stand being cooped up inside for a workout. When I go home for winter break, I do not have a gym membership and all I have available to me is a treadmill and bike in my dark basement. I crave the fresh air and even if the temperature is freezing, I will be outside running or walking. But working outside can put your health and well being at risk.

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, gloves, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, layers, Physical Activity, protection, wind chill, winter

Winter Blues got you down?

Thursday, February 20, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also known as the Winter Blues, is a pattern of seasonal depression usually starting in the fall months and ending in the spring time.Many people experience S.A.D. as there is less sunlight in the winter months and less time spent outdoors.Symptoms of S.A.D. include increased sadness, higher irritability, increased anxiety, increase in weight, lack of energy, and increased sleep.While everyone may feel a bit more sluggish in the colder months, S.A.D. can have serious consequences such as school or work problems and social withdrawal.

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Tagged In: anxiety, cold weather, cope, Depression, energy, Health Services, Healthy UNH, irritability, Light Therapy, manage, Mental Health, mental wellness, S.A.D., sadness, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sleep, Suzanne Hogan, weight gain, Winter Blues

Frugal Food: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

With obesity and other diet-related illnesses on the rise in the United States, discussion about living a healthy lifestyle is a constant and popular topic of conversation. One of the things many people bring up is whether or not it is possible to eat healthy on a budget. While it is definitely more challenging to follow a healthy diet with a lower income, it is very possible! Here are some tips for college students trying to live on a budget and follow a healthy diet. 

Make a Plan

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Tagged In: 7-day meal plan, budget, costs, coupons, frozen, Gabby Chesney, grocery, Health, Healthy UNH, low-cost, Nutrition, purchase, Savings, seasonal

Succeed like an Olympian

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

It has been quite amazing to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. These athletes from all over the world demonstrate a great deal of enthusiasm, dedication, and desire. However, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy physical activity.  Below are some tips in example of Olympic athletes on how the average individual can learn to succeed like the ultimate professionals.

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Tagged In: Eddy Alvarez, Fitness, goals, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Olympian, Olympics, Physical Activity, Snowboarding

Traveling? Visit the Travel Clinic at Health Services!

Monday, February 17, 2014
By: Mollie Behan
 

While caught in the middle of studying for exams and writing papers this semester, one thing you are probably looking forward to is spring break. When this week of fun you’ve had planned for so long is so close you can almost taste it, the thought of potentially getting sick before, during or after your trip may not even cross your mind. Wherever your destination may be, the potential for experiencing disease and illness is much greater when traveling.

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Tagged In: disease, health costs, Health Services, Healthy UNH, illness, immunizations, mental wellness, Mollie Behan, prevention, reduced rate, Travel Clinic, UNH Program

Grab your skates!

Friday, February 14, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

              This past Christmas I received a pair of ice skates as a gift.I had never been skating but I'm always up for new winter activities.When it is cold out, it's easy to want to stay inside all day watching movies on the couch.While I'll admit I love doing this from time to time, I also love to get active and stay moving.Ice skating is a relatively cheap and easy way to stay active in the winter time.It's also very fun.After falling a few times, I finally got the hang of it and was able to get a great workout in.According to Read more

Tagged In: active, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Skate, Suzanne Hogan, UNH programs, Valentine, Whittemore Center

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