November 10, 2015
Take a Timeout From School and Give Intramurals a Shot
If you’re not already following a regular workout routine, there’s no better time than now. You don’t need to be an all-star or MVP to join the intramural sports teams at UNH, whether it’s to meet new people, sharpen your skills, or pick up a new athletic pastime, there are tons of opportunities for students to stay active. The Hamel Recreation Center offers registration in all leagues, from wheelchair handball to softball in the spring.... Read More
November 5, 2015
Think Walking is Only a Means of Getting From Point A to Point B? Think Again, This Low Impact Form of Exercise is Making Big Strides.
The Benefits of walking are endless. Sure, it may not be as exciting as jiu-jitsu, or as intense as spin class, but when all you need is to get away from the hustle and bustle of college life, it’s there for you-- right outside your door. Not only is it proven to aid in weight loss, but studies have shown it can lower levels of stress and boost mood. If you go... Read More
July 13, 2015
What Physical Activity Can Do For You!
According to the American Heart Association, “Adults need 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. For People who benefit from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic training 3 to 4 times a week to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.”
UNH staff members, it may seem overwhelming to begin exercising when you have no prior experience or have been sedentary for a long time, but it’s time to get off the couch! You... Read More
June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More
April 23, 2015
“More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.”
May 15th is Bike to Work Day at UNH; and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than an enjoyable bike ride. Whether you take advantage of the bike lanes on the street, or want to go for a ride during your lunch break, biking is an easy way to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity. Your commute could become the best part of your day... Read More
March 19, 2015
Certified, personal trainers are here on campus to guide you!
After a long day of work, it’s hard to motivate yourself to exercise. It’s very tempting to go home, relax on the couch and watch TV. However, getting in a work out after or before your workday is important to stay healthy and keep you energized.
Campus Recreation has just the motivation you need; UNH Staff that are members of Campus Recreation are eligible for requesting a Personal Fitness Trainer for a small fee, depending on... Read More
February 12, 2015
There are several moments in life when we are handed situations that cause us to feel nervous or anxious.
These emotions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, tense, irritable, and out of control. Anxiety can have severe effects on our body such as feeling fatigued, sweating, stomach upset, pounding heart, lack of hunger and shortness of breath.
It is okay to have anxiety in moderation; it helps you maintain focus and can even give you motivation to help you feel prepared. If you ever feel... Read More
December 9, 2014
Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself. Utilizing your lunch break to eat, clear your mind, and step away from the work tasks will allow your body to reenergize and be more productive for the rest of the day. Better... Read More
September 29, 2014
Durham is alive again with the buzz of returning students! Campus is back in full swing with classes starting and friends reuniting. With so many changes happening, it can be hard to keep your head on straight and manage your stress. Maybe you’re an incoming freshman and are having a hard time adjusting to dorm life or making new friends. Maybe that first day of that Biochemistry class made it seem like it will be way over your head. Maybe you’re not comfortable in your dorm yet and don’t feel... Read More
September 19, 2014
September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.
Memberships to studios can often be expensive and class times may not be the most convenient for... Read More