April 1, 2016
Improving Your Mental Health
After a long, stressful day, it can be difficult to go for a jog or make way to the gym. People often want to unwind on the couch with their friends and binge- watch Netflix episodes. Individuals often overlook the importance of exercising not only for their physical health, but for their mental health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that consistent physical activity can not only improve physical health, but can assist with keeping your mind sharp as... Read More
March 30, 2016
How Healthy UNH Outdoors Can Bring Out Your Adventurous Side!
The snow is starting to melt and the weather is getting warm! Soon spring will be here and the opportunity to go outside will be upon us. Being outside provides multiple health benefits such as;
1. Sun exposure increases Vitamin D levels, which can help reduce risk of osteoporosis.
2. Being outdoors promotes exercise!
3. Natural light from the sun elevates mood.
Being an employee of UNH gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors... Read More
March 9, 2016
Are You Looking to Explore This Semester?
With all of your exams and papers, it is time you give yourself a well-deserved break! Campus Rec provides the opportunity for students to participate in outdoor trips throughout New Hampshire and the New England area. Just because the weather is cold doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up in your dorm room!
Outdoor adventures offers all-inclusive trips for beginners and experienced participants. As a reminder, adults should get at least two and half... Read More
February 10, 2016
Beat Those Winter Blues! Tips for Staying Active During the Winter
As temperatures start to cool down you may find yourself staying indoors and neglecting being physically active. Curling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate does sound tempting, but there are many benefits to keeping yourself active throughout the winter. Do not think of it as an extra chore to fit some exercise in. There are a lot of creative ways to stay active during these next few cold months!
Shopping as your cardio... Read More
February 10, 2016
Tips For Beginning a Daily Workout Schedule and How to Stick With It
At the beginning of every new semester, students love to get back to the gym after eating and sitting on the coach during the holidays. For the first couple of weeks the gym is packed. Then the hype of working out begins to die down.
To prevent this from happening to you, it is important to establish a workout routine early in the semester. This makes it harder to get in a slump and deny yourself a good work out for the day.... Read More
January 27, 2016
How Devoted are You to Safe Strength Training?
If some of these are absent from your workout routine, maybe it’s time for a check-in.I asked my friend Mariana, who is an ACE certified trainer, to break it down for us.
A pre-workout snack can be the difference between a stellar sweat session and one that leaves you feeling burned out. Put some fuel in the tank before you hit the gym, carbohydrates are key for quick releasing energy, “I love to have some oatmeal with banana or a bagel with... Read More
January 19, 2016
On-campus workout programs for all fitness levels
Are you stressed, tired, and sleep-deprived from your busy schedule? There is one “medication” that can help with that: exercise. A regular schedule of physical activity will have beneficial effects on both the mind and the body.
Along with weight management, regular physical activity will help to:
Reduce risk of chronic diseases;
Strengthen bones and muscles for use in daily activities;
Reduce stress and anxiety;
Regulate sleep patterns; and... Read More
January 12, 2016
Are You Sick of Just Walking on the Treadmill?
Most people go to gym and just hit the treadmill or elliptical because they are too nervous to go near the weights. Individualized training can teach proper technique and form of every exercise. According to the CDC, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person's mental and emotional health.” Working with a personal trainer is the fastest way to improve your overall... Read More
January 7, 2016
Easy ways to include physical activity in your schedule
No time for the gym? No problem. Whether you have a busy schedule or simply do not enjoy formal gym workouts, you can always find ways to incorporate physical activity in your life.
Use a pedometer.
Set realistic goals and keep track of your steps. Seeing progress will motivate you to continue to take the stairs instead of the elevator or get off one bus stop earlier so you can walk more.
Stay active with friends and family.
At home,... Read More
January 5, 2016
Come learn more about how group fitness classes are the new in!
Go ahead and put on your appropriate workout attire and shuffle down to the Field House for professionally led fitness classes. The Wildcat Workout Project is held in the Field House and encourages UNH Employees, as well as any dependents over the age of 18, to come fully energized and ready to work up a sweat!
These fitness classes were created to allow the employees at UNH to feel less stressed when working out. Since the Field... Read More