June 29, 2015
12 Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Summer!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults.”
Do a workout you like, but don’t do... Read More
June 17, 2015
Coastal Fitness Trails in Eastern Australia; A New Approach to Outdoor Fitness
Do you love the outdoors but don’t want to leave the equipment routine at your gym?
Australian communities may have found a great new approach to outdoor fitness. I have traveled to several coastal communities during my semester abroad and have come across many fitness trails. These trails stretch for several kilometers along the coastline and have a variety of exercise station checkpoints.
Pull up... Read More
June 8, 2015
Discover the benefits of getting active during lunch.
Does sitting at a desk all day drain your energy? It can be repetitive and it is bad for your productivity and health. To break up your day behind the desk, head outside to exercise during your lunch break.
There are many benefits of exercising on your lunch break, including:
It boosts your mood and energy levels by releasing endorphins. This produces a feeling of general wellbeing.
It creates more free time, so you don’t have to wake up... Read More
May 28, 2015
Do as the French do, stay active and go for a bike ride!
Paris, France is a place where any girl dreams of going and I was lucky enough to be able to adventure to the global center of art and fashion. When I think of Paris I think of it as a chic, elegant city. When I arrived I wasn’t let down, the cobblestone streets and the stylish boutiques lined up from side to side; it really is a place of wonder.
When going to Paris it is smart to have a plan. Did you know there are about 250 museums... 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 10, 2015
During these cold months, many students find it hard to travel to the gym when they don’t live within comfortable walking distance. Well, The Gables is here to help!
After the convenience store on the first floor of North tower closed, the Housing Department solicited input from incoming Gables residents. Through an online survey, they found that the majority of residents wanted a fitness studio as a replacement. On January 30th, The Gables opened their very own fitness studio where the... Read More
February 17, 2015
Hey UNH Employees! Did you know UNH Offers accessible programs to make a healthy lifestyle easier?
Located in the Field House, the Employee Fitness Program (EFP) offers two ways for employees to get active.
All staff and faculty are welcome to use this facility, which overlooks the basketball court, at no cost to them. It is a great place for employees who want to work out separately from the students from the Whittemore Center. The best part: the facility has a wide selection of free weights,... Read More
February 4, 2015
What better way to keep warm this winter than by getting your body moving while experiencing the outdoors?
This February, Healthy UNH and Outdoor Adventures are partnering together to offer snowshoe and cross-country ski clinics to all UNH staff, faculty, and their guests. The best part: it’s free! Lessons and equipment are provided at no cost.
Even with the stress of the semester starting combined with the cold January air, it’s important to remember to exercise when you can. Not only do... Read More
January 15, 2015
Living in New Hampshire, it can be hard to find ways to exercise in the winter.
Even if it is warm enough to go on a walk or run outside, the roads may be too icy or snowy to exercise on. I find that one of the easiest fixes to this problem is to join your local gym. Plenty of different gyms offer holiday membership deals such as reduced sign up fees or even a month or two free! Some facilities may even offer free trial periods. Joining a gym not only gives you somewhere warm to workout... Read More
January 13, 2015
Could standing desks be a solution to America’s inactive lifestyles?
We live in a day and age where many people are trying to improve their health and wellbeing, but are unsure where to start. There is a large focus on eating healthy and getting physical activity. However, maybe we should start focusing on the problem with inactivity. We are a hard working nation and many days are spent at work or school. What if there was a way to not sit a desk all day for hours on end?
“The World Health... Read More