Sinthy Kounlasa

Administrative Assistant III
Economics
Years Worked at UNH: 
25
What does health mean to you?: 
It means a billion bucks!
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I eat right by choosing healthy foods and I try think positively. I encourage others to do the same.
How do you stay fit?: 
I've done running races ranging from 5Ks to 50 mile trail races and have even run some mountains: Loon, Cranmore, Mt. Washington, Pack Manadnock, and Jay Mountain. I have done 3 sprint triathlons, one international triathlon, and one Half Iron Man triathlon.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
I avoid eating out - especially at fast food restaurants. The best thing about eating at home is that when I cook, I know that what I'm eating is healthy and clean because I am in control of the ingredients.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
Motivation comes from being a grandmother. I need to set a good example to all of my children and grandchildren. I want to be healthy so that I can help take care of my grandchildren and to live long enough to see them in college and have their own families.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
Yes! It shows and I can feel it!