October 13, 2015
Feeling Sore, or Stuck in a Rut? Need to Boost Your Physical and Mental Well-Being? Grab a Yoga Mat, Take a Deep Breath, and Say om.
It’s the trend that is changing the way we look at diet and exercise. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear something in the media related to yoga, and for good reason too! There is an infinite amount of benefits that stem from yoga, from reducing stress to preventing sports injury. Not bad, considering it’s a skill you can do anywhere. That’s why here at... 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
April 27, 2015
Stress can have serious negative impacts...
As the warm weather returns, so does the familiar stress that comes with finals. For college students, stress is almost as normal as eating; it is apart of our everyday life. Most students don’t even realize they are stressed because they have become accustomed to it, however, stress can have serious negative impacts on your physical and mental wellness.
There are many ways you can reduce your stress during finals:
Have some time alone
Take study... 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
November 4, 2014
Given our active student body at UNH, many students come back for fall semester motivated to start off the semester with a new workout routine. Many can find the gym to be overwhelming and the chaos of back to school season to be too much. The beginning of the semester is the perfect time to try a new approach to physical activity, and September just happens to be national yoga month! So toss on some comfy clothes, grab a water bottle and head to a class right on campus!
Yoga classes are... Read More
September 29, 2014
Durham is alive again with the buzz of returning students! Campus is back in full swing with classes starting and friends reuniting. With so many changes happening, it can be hard to keep your head on straight and manage your stress. Maybe you’re an incoming freshman and are having a hard time adjusting to dorm life or making new friends. Maybe that first day of that Biochemistry class made it seem like it will be way over your head. Maybe you’re not comfortable in your dorm yet and don’t feel... Read More
March 5, 2014
Yoga is a great way to get exercise, relieve some stress, and have fun! On campus you can participate in free yoga in the MUB and in the Hamel recreation center.
Yoga is an exercise that combines breathing and stretching. It is usually done in a quiet, dimly light room, and with an instructor leading the stretches or poses. Yoga is a great exercise for all ages because there are many forms with varying intensities. Some different types of yoga include:
Power Yoga- challenging yoga that focuses... Read More
February 6, 2014
Getting our daily dosage of physical activity is extremely important; providing countless health benefits, ranging from disease prevention to positive mental health. Regardless of how important it is, it can be very challenging for people to find a form of physical activity that really works for them. Not everybody enjoys running or cross-fit, and can be discouraged by the gym. Good news! There is a great form of physical activity out there that is good for the soul and doesn’t even require you... Read More
September 13, 2013
In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape?
Look no further then our own UNH Hamel Recreation Center! Every student’s activity fee, which is included in tuition costs, covers many of fitness classes offered at the Hamel Recreation Center! Classes are offered every day of the week at a wide variety of times to encourage students to participate. Classes range from belly dancing to strength training, bootcamp to yoga! All of the trainers are certified, and some... Read More
June 5, 2013
I’ve always loved stretching and meditating. I can attribute this practice to my mom, who teaches Hatha yoga. Growing up, stretching was a part of my daily life. If I were stressed, I would do some stretches and deep breathing to try to calm down. This practice has followed me to college and has helped me calm down many times when overwhelmed with academic and personal commitments. I usually have practiced on my own, but have recently started taking yoga classes downtown at Three Bridges Yoga... Read More