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
December 30, 2014
Get out the lined paper and begin writing those New Year’s resolutions because the New Year is just around the corner! How do you stick with those new resolutions? How to do you become the best you this coming year? Here are 10 ways to make sure you stick to those New Year’s resolutions. 1. Set short term goals. Keeping a goal to weeks or months may help you continue the healthy habit. Like saving money for a week or running once a week for a month. 2. Don’t give up so easily. If your goal isn’... Read More
December 11, 2014
Gym intimidation can be one of the biggest reasons students do not go to the gym. It is possible you cannot find the right work out that works for you. Luckily for you, Campus Rec has designed a diverse schedule of group classes you can choose from. These classes are varied from Zumba, cycling, and strength fitness. The classes are here to make the typical gym visit a better experience for those who are interested in variety in their workouts. With such a variety of classes, it is possible for... Read More
November 25, 2014
It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s breaking out their skis and snowboards as we are awaiting the first big snow of the year! If you don’t have a car on campus, it can be difficult to get to and from the mountains. If you’re an avid skier, there’s a great solution for you! UNH sponsors a great club called the Ski and Board Club. After you pay club dues, they offer rides to students to and from Loon Mountain and Sunday River. They offer rides every Saturday as long as there is not weather... Read More
November 17, 2014
When the seasons change it is hard to do a physical activity. Luckily our campus offers great physical activities all year round. One hidden gem is the Swasey indoor pool. Swimming is one physical activity that uses all your muscles. The resistance of the water makes body movements tougher without straining your body. It also helps prevent sudden movements that could cause injury. At the gym you are pounding on your legs when you are running or jolting from lifting weights. These actions can... Read More
November 3, 2014
Do you love to play sports but don’t have the time to commit to a club or university team? If so, intramural sports are a great alternative for you! UNH offers over 20 different types of intramurals, including traditional games such as soccer, flag football, and field hockey and some rather untraditional sports like broomball or wheelchair ultimate Frisbee. Virtually anyone can play: undergraduate, graduates, faculty, and staff members. The only extra qualification for employees is that you... Read More
September 22, 2014
Regularly exercise and physical activity are essential to support overall health at any age. The ability to maintain an active lifestyle becomes increasingly important as individuals age. The National Institute on Aging reports that regular physical activity in adulthood can result in many long-term health benefits and reduce the risk of acquiring diseases or disabilities associated with aging, such as arthritis, heart disease or diabetes. Although many individuals understand the benefits of... Read More
September 19, 2014
September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.
Memberships to studios can often be expensive and class times may not be the most convenient for... Read More