August 3, 2017
Find Out More About The Body’s Response To Music During Exercise
When you’re working out, it is common practice to put in headphones, listen to music, and ignore everything else going on around you. We don’t think about it much now, but when did this start? Who said that listening to music could make exercising more fun?
Studies date back to 1911, when Leonard Ayres discovered that a group of cyclists pedaled faster when a band was playing, rather than when they were not playing. Since then,... Read More
July 27, 2017
Find Out How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Protected
Have you ever gone to the beach, applied sunscreen, and then still end up with a sunburn? It turns out that simply using sunscreen is not enough, the SPF matters if you want to prevent a burn. Besides being painful, sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Research done by doctors at the Skin Cancer Foundation have found that one in five Americans get skin cancer, and 90% of the time the development of skin cancer is directly related to sun... Read More
July 10, 2017
Are you at risk for a stress fracture?
A stress fracture is defined by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise related injury that causes a degree of strain on the bone. Stress fractures typically occur because of overuse. Bone adaptation, which is a response to bone repairing itself from micro-damage that can occur during physical activity, is an internal response to the over-exercising.
Stress fractures are common in the lower limbs, more specifically the metatarsal bone, or... Read More
June 6, 2017
Acknowledging Some Benefits To Taking Your Fitness Routine Outdoors
Now that the weather is getting nicer, spending time outside is so much more bearable. Aside from a change of scenery, there are some pretty cool benefits to getting active outside.
Soak up Some Vitamin D - Winter months in New Hampshire can be brutal on the body, mind, and complexion. Take your workout outside by going for a hike with friends or doing a little H.I.I.T. on T-Hall Lawn to get your sweat on, all while soaking in... Read More
May 24, 2017
Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), healthy adults should be engaging in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (or some combination of both) per week.
Luckily, here at UNH there are plenty of opportunities offered to students and staff to keep you active! Yet, many of us still run into the problem of finding motivation to workout, or keeping our workout motivation over... Read More
May 3, 2017
UNH Outdoor Facilities
As summer approaches and the temperature goes up there are more and more activities that are becoming possible to do outside! According to many studies, evidence shows that spending more time in nature and outside can improve memory, attention span, and cognition. It’s also known that breathing fresh air can help your respiratory system and that sunlight provides natural vitamin D, even more reason to want to spend time outside.
Luckily, here at UNH there are multiple... Read More
April 14, 2017
Being Active is Easy When it’s Warm Outside and you Live in the Beautiful State of New Hampshire.
UNH Wildcats—warm weather is finally here! There are so many parks around the Seacoast area to walk, run, and explore in. If the sun and melting snow around our campus isn’t enough to make you want to stay outside, maybe this list will.
Plan your next outdoor activities here:
1. Hilton Park (6.1 miles away from campus)
Dover Point Rd
Dover, NH 03820
2. Prescott Park (11.9 miles away from campus... Read More
March 31, 2017
A Report of My Experience With Some of 2017’s Top Trends in Fitness.
My life basically revolves around the three “F”s: Family, Food, and Fitness. That being said, I spend much of my free time researching, testing, and creating new recipes or developing my own fitness and nutrition plans. My latest experiment was to try out as many of Fox News' listed 2017 fitness trends to get a better picture of what others are doing and see if any could add zest to my own routine.
Here are... Read More
February 2, 2017
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Tired of your same old workout? HIIT workouts could be just what you're looking for! HIIT is a type of exercise that involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1–5 minutes of recovery.
HIIT workouts can be adaptable to any fitness level and can be done quickly, making it a great option for someone with a busy schedule looking to get the many health benefits of exercise. These workouts ... Read More
January 13, 2017
Ways to Easily Keep Yourself Fit
College is a crazy time for young adults. With the switch of scenery, adjustment to new people and new habits, it can be difficult to take time out to exercise. Unfortunately, studies have found a 24 percent decrease in physical activity among young adults. Most often it happens with young adults transitioning in to college.
Schedules can be busy, but here are some simple ways to help incorporate exercise in your daily routine:
Walk, bike, or rollerblade your... Read More