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
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 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... 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
May 21, 2015
Looking for a different fitness routine that can work with your schedule?
With your crazy work and life schedule you find yourself stressed and loosing time for a good workout. Have you ever thought about working out in the morning or during your work lunch break? Some people have more time in the morning before to get a workout in. Others find it easier in the afternoon.
The American Heart Association explains that it all depends on what works for you and the benefits that come along with... 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
April 13, 2015
Do you love to run? Are you someone who would like to start running? Are you looking for a way to challenge your body on a whole new level?
The UNH Half Marathon Club may be the club for you!
This club is for students who have a common interest in running and want to challenge themselves. It provides a structured running schedule to prepare for an optional half marathon at the end of the semester. The practices train you in speed, endurance, and recovery runs. This club encourages a... Read More
April 1, 2015
Do you feel energy-depleted after a long day behind a desk, or in front of a screen?
Most Americans are used to this sedimentary lifestyle, however, sitting too long and not getting enough exercise can increase your risk for heart disease and strokes. To get a boost of energy during you day and lower your risks for these diseases, lace up your sneakers and get outside for a walk.
The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, on April 1st, encourages Americans to get at least 30 minutes... Read More
March 27, 2015
UNH Transportation Services has the program for you!
Craving to feel the sunshine on your face? Do you miss the warm breeze on your skin as you peddle down a dirt path? Spring is just around the corner; the snow will melt, and the air will warm up, so take advantage of a great program called Cat Cycles, which is provided by UNH Transportation Services. This program allows you to sign out a bike for up to a week to do with as you please. It's a fun way to get some exercise, which is recommended... Read More