June 6, 2018
If You Don't Have Time For The Gym, Walk To Better Health
For most people, it can be difficult to get to the gym everyday, or even a few times a week. However, we all know how important exercise can be to a healthy body and a healthy life. So, what's the solution?
According to Harvard studies, walking for 30 minutes a day, five times per week can better your health immensely. During the studies over 400,000 participants were tracked, and it was found that walking as little as 5.5 miles per... Read More
April 11, 2018
Find out about the benefits Zumba has for your physical and mental health.
Zumba is a workout that incorporates fitness moves with dancing. This workout is known for being a fun exercise option that is great to do with friends. Zumba truly is the best of both worlds because not only is it fun and allows a time for you to be social, but it provides a great workout as well.
Some benefits of Zumba are:
Calorie & Fat Burning: Because Zumba includes a fast-paced environment that mixes fitness... Read More
March 28, 2018
Try Out The Hottest New Workout – Also Offered At The Hamel Rec Center!
If you haven’t heard about them yet, you’re bound to hear about them soon. Instagram,
Facebook and Twitter are all buzzing with the latest exercise trend – Spinning or Cycling classes. Cycling classes are typically 60 minutes in length and involve a cardio-centered, leg strengthening workout, all while being low impact. Taking a cycling class (preferably more than once per week) will:
Help with weight loss
Aid... Read More
January 24, 2018
Learn How Exercising Before Work Can Boost Energy Levels and Lead to Better Performance Throughout the Day
Do you have a physically demanding job? Do you often feel exhausted or fatigued as a result? Surprisingly enough, exercising before work can actually help. Exercise keeps your energy levels high throughout the day, while fighting against fatigue. In a study published in 2008, researchers from the University of Georgia found that inactive people who normally experienced fatigue could... Read More
October 25, 2017
Find Out More About The Benefits of Being A UNH Employee
As a member of the faculty or staff at the University of New Hampshire, there are many different options for you to work out and get your daily dose of exercise.
First, you could become a member of the newly renovated Hamel Recreation Center! The membership cost is $41.50 per month, but if you are a member of the CIGNA health insurance plan it is completely free of charge. There is one catch, you must swipe into the gym at least eight... Read More
September 27, 2017
Find Out How To Be More Active With Just A Few Small Changes.
If you are stuck at work or school all day it can be hard to find time to be active. On really busy days it can seem impossible to even get outside and take a walk. Physical activity is important not only to your physical health, but mental health as well. There are lots of benefits that come with being active such as weight control, lower cholesterol and lower stress levels.
Here are some ways to incorporate physical activity into... Read More
August 22, 2017
Find Out the Benefits of Circuit Training
Ever find yourself bored running on the treadmill or doing the same weight lifting routine every time you’re at the gym? Looking to switch up your workout? Give circuit training a go!
Circuit training is a form of conditioning and resistance training using more high-intensity aerobics than regular resistance training. It is a workout that builds endurance capacity as well as strengthening muscles! Circuit training is typically a set of 8-10 different... Read More
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