January 5, 2012
Crunches, sit ups, planks; just some of the many abdominal exercises we do daily in an effort to achieve the coveted “six pack”. According to an article in the New York Times, researchers at Indiana State University are questioning if the crunches are really worth it. It was previously thought that a stronger core will improve your overall physical performance, but after conducting a fitness test, results showed no correlation “between robust core muscles and athleticism”. This finding was... Read More
December 5, 2011
In a recent post by Katrina Heisler,
she discussed the different apps that are compatible with iPhones to help us
stay motivated to hit the gym and how as little as text messaging could
contribute to weight loss. Well another app to add to the list is "Nexercise". Nexercise is a free app available to all iPhone owners that tracks different
physical activities and rewards users with free and discounted merchandise.
These physical activities range from weight training and running to fencing and... Read More
November 16, 2011
Are you tired of doing the same mundane things to stay in shape? Are running, cycling and hitting the weight room becoming a little less exciting every time you do them? If that is the case then you’re in luck! While many students have utilized ALL that the Whittemore Center has to offer, but many surprisingly have not. The fact is that the Whitt has SO much more than simply Racquetball courts, Basketball courts, an indoor track and a weight room. The Whitt offers a whole variety of fitness... Read More
October 28, 2011
Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when... Read More
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