July 30, 2015
How Do You Know How Much Exercise is Enough?
Most of us don’t realize that there is a recommended minimum amount of exercise that every adult should get to stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults that are between the ages of eighteen and sixty-four should be doing two types of physical activity each week to improve their health.
For important health benefits, adults need at least:
Two hours and thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity... Read More
July 23, 2015
Want to Improve Your Fitness Routine?
Not sure how to begin? The UNH Exercise program now offers Community Testing services on campus! Fitness testing allows individuals to become aware of their current fitness levels and help them to develop and establish a fitness program. They can also serve as an indication of possible areas of health risk or injury.
Research demonstrates that the implementation of a community health testing program can have significantly reduced the risk of developing... Read More
July 16, 2015
Looking For Something To Do On a Hot Summer Day?
Spending the day picnicking and swimming at Mendums pond is a great option, and it’s FREE for students and faculty. All you have to do is stop into Campus Recreation to get a sticker for your ID, and bring it with you when you go.
After interviewing Cary from the Outdoor Adventures Program, I learned that Mendums Pond has so much to offer and is “close to campus”:
Mendums offers paddle... 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 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