August 5, 2020
Workout Of The Week
In this second installment of the workout of the week, I moved away from the high intensity workouts to yoga. Yoga offers a variety of workouts in itself, all connecting your mind, body, and spirit to different degrees. Two years ago I went through a phase of loving Bikram Yoga, a 90-minute hot yoga class. That summer I regained flexibility from my high school gymnastics days, and I wanted to find an at-home style to improve my flexibility again. Although I wasn’t heating up... Read More
July 21, 2020
Workout Of The Week
Kicking off this new series, I decided to first try out HIIT style workouts. HIIT, or high intensity interval training, involves short, intense work periods followed by a quick recovery period. This style has quite a few benefits:
It increases your heart rate to burn fat.
It can increase your metabolism and lower your blood pressure.
Most HIIT workouts are usually between 10 and 30 minutes, so you don’t need to block off a large chunk of time for your workout.
They... Read More
July 14, 2020
Exploring New Ways To Be Active
At the start of quarantine, gyms closed and people were forced to find other ways to get some exercise in. Whether you found your groove, started a new routine, or were completely lost, you no doubt saw the surge in at-home workout programs and celebrities showing off their prize-worthy home gyms.
In times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to take care of your health. Luckily, daily activity is associated with improving your mental health as well as... Read More
March 10, 2020
Simplify Your Exercise Routine
Are you in a workout rut? Do you feel like you are wasting an hour and a half at the gym and still not feeling productive? You may need to take a step back and reevaluate your exercise routine. Here are 3 ways to change up your workout so you can feel your best!
Change your warm-up. If you have been spending 10 minutes on the treadmill to warm-up, switch to a shorter routine such as jumping jacks or squats. This will work different muscle groups and get your heart... Read More
February 27, 2020
Commit To The Program And Work Out At Least Three Times A Week
Working out while helping graduate and undergraduate students conduct research never seemed so easy. The UNH Employee Fitness Program began in 1988 and is managed by the Department of Kinesiology Exercise Science Majors. All UNH faculty and staff are able to participate in this program. Upon entering this program, you will get an exercise prescription specifically built for your own fitness level. At the beginning of the program,... Read More
February 13, 2020
Committing To Self-Care
I have always been an avid practitioner of yoga, but convinced myself that I never had time to do it every day. This past week however, I decided to advance my practice and commit to five days of yoga. Yoga has so many physical benefits, especially if it is done often (at least 3-4 times a week). From yoga alone, I have noticed improved muscle strength, flexibility, and posture.
I usually practice yoga in my apartment, but this week, I went to the morning Vinyasa yoga... Read More
February 6, 2020
Effects of Blue Light On Your Eyes
In today's world, everything is online. Whether it's on your phone, tablet, or computer, you are staring at a screen. Because of this surplus in screen usage, especially in college students, our eyes are constantly exposed to something known as blue light. What is blue light you might ask? It is high-energy visuble light that is close to UV light on the light spectrum. Constant exposure to it can lead to eye strain, physical and mental fatigue, headaches and... Read More
December 4, 2019
Exercising While Getting All Your Holiday Stuff Done
Everyone is very busy during the holidays. Cooking, shopping, cleaning, or dancing - you might not realize you are already always on the move! You may be surprised to find out that when you are doing all of these things to prepare for the busy holidays, you are also getting your activity in for the day!
Shopping - The average person burns around 300 calories while on a shopping outing! Get that holiday shopping and exercise done at the same... Read More
November 13, 2019
Benefits Beyond The Mat
Yoga is both a mind and body practice that people have been doing for centuries. There are various types of yoga whether you're a beginner or a yoga regular. Regularly practicing yoga can make you more flexible, help tone your muscles, promote weight loss, and improve balance and endurance. Besides being an excellent workout, yoga has many benefits beyond the mat!
Yoga can help you to be present - it makes you mindful of your surroundings, thoughts, and emotions that... Read More
October 23, 2019
How To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Everyday Life
Whether you have a full-time job or you are a full-time student, incorporating an exercise routine into your day can seem impossible. There are so many other ways to get moving when you know you are not making it to the gym. Here are three easy ways to get active during a busy week!
Walk! Walking is so underrated and is so good for you. Park further away from your office or classroom to get those extra steps.
Take the stairs. Is your office... Read More