January 20, 2021
Exercising Smarter, Not Harder
As we are officially in the new year and survived 2020, some people are still going with the classic New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more and eat healthier. Both of these are great goals to work towards at any point in time; but understanding injury prevention and overexertion before opening that new gym membership is key to long term health and improved quality of life.
Interestingly, overexertion is simply what happens when you push yourself too hard... Read More
January 16, 2021
My Tips for Staying Active at Work
So we’ve been doing this whole “live, play, and work at home” thing for a long time now, and I’m sure that if you’re anything like me; you’ve been spending a lot more time than you’d like to admit sitting in front of a screen. Whether it be a computer, tablet, or TV; sitting in front of a screen can take a serious toll on your physical health.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I noticed that I was getting a lot of headaches, my eyes would burn from how dry... Read More
December 26, 2020
Fitness Anywhere with CRec @ Home
As we are all now back at home and away from Durham, it may feel like we are back in March and we are entering a new quarantine. Depending on where you live, a lot of businesses in your area may have reduced hours or could be closed completely. More likely than not, some of these places could include your favorite restaurants and gyms. When we were all back on or near campus we were fortunate enough to have access to the Hamel Rec. Center whose staff worked... Read More
December 15, 2020
Hitting the Slopes this Winter
Growing up in New England, some of the best memories of my childhood are the ones where I would spend Friday nights skiing with my family. Staying up late to ski and having hot chocolate on the way home was something that I always looked forward to every winter. As I got older though, schedules got busier and time just seemed to fly by. I often miss the days of skiing when I was younger, as it was a great way to do something fun and stay active. Now that the... Read More
December 8, 2020
How to Dress for the Weather
Living in New England, cold weather and harsh conditions is nothing unfamiliar. It comes and goes year after year. On top of the pandemic, cold weather is going to make it even harder to get out of the house for some fresh air this year. But dressing for the weather is key to staying warm and enjoying our time outside. Whether you run, hike, or just like to take a daily stroll, check out these tips below to dress for the weather!
Layers! Layers are key to... Read More
December 1, 2020
What Machine is Best?
Some people have made the decision to reopen their gym memberships, or even start new gym memberships as they prefer these environments over their at-home workout spaces. But others may not be as fortunate enough to live in an area near a gym, or may have just had their favorite spot temporarily shut-down due to stricter COVID-19 guidelines. If you find yourself in this situation and are looking to start building your at-home gym, here is a resource guide to learn more... Read More
November 26, 2020
Cardio Kickboxing with May-Win
A few days ago, I signed up for a virtual fitness class with the Hamel Rec. Center (HRC). This was Cardio Kickboxing! I had never taken a kickboxing class before or a virtual group fitness class for that matter so needless to say; I was nervous. This class in particular is offered every Sunday from 5:45-6:45 and I registered for it on Sunday morning (about 6 hours before the start of the class). Registration for group classes opens 24 hours before the start time... Read More
November 10, 2020
Virtual Fitness at UNH
This semester, the Hamel Rec. Center (HRC) here at UNH was able to create an environment where UNH community members can continue to engage in physical activity throughout the pandemic. There are many new policies in place, but they are in efforts to help patrons feel safe and relaxed in the gym and in group fitness classes. Unfortunately, UNH community members who have not been participating in the COVID-19 testing were unable to go to their favorite gym and group... Read More
October 18, 2020
Getting the Family Outside this Fall
Many parents all around the country now have kids attending school this fall remotely, via Zoom. Though school days for some may be shortened, there is no denying that screen time has increased significantly for all of the kids out there attending online school. In addition, with shorter school days, kids now have even more time for leisurely screen time like watching TV and playing video games. It also isn’t much help that local parks and businesses have... Read More
October 18, 2020
Current Recommendations for Physical Activity
In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services released the first edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for American. Similar to the way the government recommends we get certain amounts of various nutrients, the government also recommends that we get different amounts of physical activity at different stages of life. Today, I will be going over the current recommendations for adults age 18 - 65.
Before I get into the recommendations... Read More