A Culture of Health
The University System of New Hampshire and the University New Hampshire are working to make health a priority. One of Healthy UNH's goals is to provide better information and resources to promote health at UNH. Every healthy step foward is one step closer to achieving a campus-wide culture that values health.
Eat your veggies!
The Harvard School of Public Health had devised a food pyramid based on body size and level of physical activity. How does your diet measure up? Click here to view Healthy UNH's version of the Harvard Food Pyramid.
Portion size matters!
We all love French fries, but did you know that the USDA advises that one serving consists of only ten fries?! For more information about appropriate portion sizing, print out this fact sheet(pdf).
Know your numbers!
Get a check up and take inventory of your health! Discuss all of your important numbes with your physician--weight, body mass index, cholesterol, glucose level, and blood pressure. Do you know your numbers? Benefits-eligible USNH employees can take advantage of Healthy Returns in the fall and spring.
Get your best healthcare value!
Did you know that medical procedures cost different amounts depending on where they are provided? When you shop around for the best price on medical care, you reduce costs for everyone. Be a smart shopper.
Even healthy adults need regular health screenings. Are you due? (pdf)
Address the stress!
Stress is a natural part of life, but can be difficult to describe because it means different things to different people. Learn more.
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.
The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that if you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, you do not exceed 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men. Learn more.
Be a sleepy head!
While we often consider sleep to be a “passive” activity, sufficient sleep is increasingly being recognized as an essential aspect of health promotion and chronic disease prevention in the public health community. Are you catching enough Z’s?
Laughter has been shown to have many health benefits from reducing muscle tension to increasing immune defense. Click here to see why laughter really is the best medicine.
The CDC recommends that most adults get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise every week as well as two days per week of muscle-strenthening activities. Here's one example of how some office workers in Washington make exercise fun!
- Key Resources
- Physical Activity
- Mental Wellness
- Health Care Consumerism
- Cost Variation
- Appropriate Emergency Room Use
- Avoid Duplicate Radiologic Testing
- Increase Generic Drug Use
- Use Independent Labs
- Healthcare Spending
- Establish a Medical Home
- Understanding Health Insurance
- Using the Health Education Benefit on Campus
- USNH Benefit Resources
- Contact Us