December 11, 2013
With the holidays fast approaching everyone is starting to create their wish lists’. This year on my list is new workout gear! Whenever I get new workout clothes or equipment it can really help to motivate me and help to switch up my same old routine.
I know a lot of students find it harder to workout when they are home for vacation and the gym isn’t a 6 minute walk away. Don’t let that get in your way during this break try doing workouts at home. There are lots of great videos of workouts... Read More
November 18, 2013
If you are anything like me, you’re always looking for different ways to get in physical fitness without hitting the gym. I love to find ways to exercise while having fun. One way that I have always known how to get fit and have fun is by dancing! Dancing is a great way to stay in shape by improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. It is also a great way to express yourself artistically and to just have a good time! Another great thing about dance is that there... Read More
November 6, 2013
Heart rate is a great tool to have when it comes to being physically active.Monitoring your heart rate can tell you how hard your heart is working.A target heart rate is an ideal range for working out.It is about 50-85% of your maximum heart rate.Below this range and you may not be working hard enough to see health benefits.Above this range can be dangerous as it is straining your heart.Target heart rates can be different for everyone.As you age, your target heart rate decreases.
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October 25, 2013
I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it... Read More
October 16, 2013
A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!
Intermurals are available all throughout the year. There are male, female, and co-ed leagues. Games are on weeknights, and are scheduled around class times. Intermurals are actually refereed by trained students, who take the games very seriously. One of the best parts about intermurals is... Read More
October 7, 2013
Have you been getting tired of the same old cardio routine at the gym?That happened to me Junior year of High school, I ran track and cross country and suddenly running got well kind of boring.That’s why I took a weight training class.10 pounds of muscle later I still love pumping iron to this day!
One of my favorite benefits of weight training is that it is a great stress reliever!After studying for hours I love to go to the gym and sweat out my stress.Lifting weights also helps increase bone... Read More
October 2, 2013
With September coming to an end that means the countdown to all sorts of exciting events can begin. One of my personal favorites is homecoming! There is nothing better than soaking up some Wildcat pride on a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire. There are all sorts of events happening the weekend of homecoming but one event is not only fun but also good for your health. Fun AND healthy? Yes, it is possible! The homecoming 5k race is a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the... Read More
September 20, 2013
Physical activity is key to a happy and healthy lifestyle.Physical activity reduces cardiovascular disease risk, helps in maintaining a healthy weight, helps keep blood pressure and blood lipid profiles in a healthy range, and also helps reduce risk for other diseases such as cancer and diabetes. The World Health Organization recommends that all adults between the ages of 18 and 64 participate in 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity each week. That means about 30 minutes a day, 5... Read More
September 18, 2013
Whether you were a track star in high school or just like to jog from time to time, road races are a great way to get physically active while also supporting a good cause. Road races almost always include a wide variety of people, young and old, with faster and slower paces. Even if running is not your favorite activity, most road races also include walkers. Being in a large group of people makes a timed course much less intimidating. The energy of a road race is always so much fun. Everyone is... Read More
September 13, 2013
In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape?
Look no further then our own UNH Hamel Recreation Center! Every student’s activity fee, which is included in tuition costs, covers many of fitness classes offered at the Hamel Recreation Center! Classes are offered every day of the week at a wide variety of times to encourage students to participate. Classes range from belly dancing to strength training, bootcamp to yoga! All of the trainers are certified, and some... Read More