October 26, 2011
This Saturday, October 29th, UNH Campus Recreation will be holding a 5k (3 miles) road race for the homecoming festivities. The run will start off at 9am and welcomes runners up to the challenge. This race is a certified USA Track & Field course that will loop through the UNH campus and Durham. This road race will test the runner’s strength, determination, and endurance.
Many of the runners participating at this Saturday’s race have experience with long distance running, and will be able... Read More
October 10, 2011
Being a student who goes to the gym daily, I notice habits others have that can truly harm their physical health. Many students are often strapped for time and make their gym session an “in-and-out” type deal. It is good students are exercising, but many do not stretch. They may be unaware of the benefits that stretching provides. Stretching should be done before and after a moderate or intense workout is completed. The average time for both is roughly 10-15 minutes. If you cannot sacrifice... Read More
September 30, 2011
After an intense workout session, it’s human nature to toss our damp, sweaty clothes into a gym bag and eventually take care of them when it’s time to do a load of laundry. However, the one vital step that most people don’t take care of is the bag that carries all the germs. Health magazine recently published an article that examined the perfect environment we are creating for bacteria to thrive in. Although we are doing a great thing for our bodies by being active, if we don’t properly take... Read More
September 15, 2011
The summer is over and school has finally started up again.
For some this may be their last year and for others it may be their first. While
we are all excited to be here on campus, we all recognize that we have quite
busy schedules. We have to manage going to class, hanging out with the friends
we haven’t seen all summer, doing school work and somehow still manage to get
some sleep. For many, their days are so busy that they don’t even want to think
about physical activity. Well my friends, I... Read More
May 10, 2011
As an athlete in high school, at the first sign of injury or pain, I was always asked, “how old are your shoes?” Many times, they were too old. However, as the years of college have moved on, new running shoes are not something I often think of, until recently. I was running on the treadmill and all of a sudden had pains in the arches of my feet. I tried to run through it, but after a few minutes had to stop. After taking a look at my shoes, I realized it was time for an upgrade.
Whether you... Read More
May 4, 2011
We all have our personalized exercise plans when we lace up for a workout. There are the muscle men that spend their entire gym sessions lifting weights, while there are others who hit the roads for long runs. So who is more effective at working out? When discussing lifting weights versus cardio, is one really better than the other? Well, Women’s Health Magazine says that it depends! The battle of strength versus cardio is squashed as research and experts dish out advice on when to hit the... Read More
April 25, 2011
I’ve recently reached a plateau in my workouts where I work out just as hard as I used to, but am no longer seeing the results. After getting quite discouraged and searching online for what to do, I discovered the best thing to do is to switch up my routine. To do so I’ve begun high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Not only am I getting a workout of a lifetime, it’s making me more energized everyday and I’m actually beginning to see some results. So far it’s a win-win... Read More
April 15, 2011
A recent article published by TIME Magazine has sparked controversy nationwide. Author John Cloud writes on the touchy subject of exercise and weight loss. Cloud proclaims that exercise won’t make you thin. There is always the conceived idea that if you want to lose weight all you need to do is exercise. But how many of you exercise relentlessly everyday, yet the scale never seems to budge, and your pants still seem to feel a little too tight? With more than 45 million Americans with gym... Read More
April 1, 2011
Injury and fear of injury are two of the primary reasons individuals either stop their current workout regiment or never begin. Recently, I have been dealing with shin splints, which is not only making my vigorous daily workout nearly impossible, but also daily life. A shin splint, otherwise known as tibial stress syndrome, occurs when you feel a sharp throbbing or aching feeling in your shins either during or just after physical activity. Causes of such pain include flat feet, stress fractures... Read More
March 23, 2011
You just finished an intense work out at the gym and you feel great…now what? The common thought, especially if you are exercising to stay in shape or lose weight, might involve food. That thought is one that should come after every work out as eating post work-out is an essential part of exercising. USA Today published an article focusing on the importance of protein in a post work-out snack, while focusing on Olympic winter athletes.
But the truth is, we aren’t all Olympic athletes and we do... Read More