May 20, 2015
On June 3, 2015, students, faculty, and staff will join together in front of the Whitt to participate in the 7th annual Walk NH at UNH on the Durham campus.
This event encourages people to get excited about getting active and overall wellness. #WalkNHunh is an opportunity to socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and meet other members of our community. Walking is a great exercise because it is easy, free, and can be done anywhere.
According to the American Heart Association, “Walking... Read More
May 1, 2015
With the warm summer weather on its way, working out in a gym can get stuffy and old really quick. Experience the warm weather we’ve all been waiting for while also trying something new.
This summer, June through August 2015, Healthy UNH Outdoors is offering seven different kayaking and paddle boarding outings, at a reduced rate to faculty, staff, and their guests. The outings range from fifteen to twenty dollars. The classes are offered to all skill levels with instruction included, so there’s... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
April 21, 2015
Before coming abroad I knew I wasn’t going to have the luxury of a gym like the Hamel Recreation Center . I also knew a gym membership would be way too expensive to have abroad. Not going to the gym and eating all of the glorified food in Florence, Italy worried me!
When I talked to other people who went abroad they told me how much walking I would be doing and how all the walking would really contribute toward my daily exercise. But not having any experience yet, I was still skeptical.... 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
February 9, 2015
Having trouble finding time to stay active? Follow these 9 tips to stay fit on campus!
Have you ever skipped out on going to the gym because you simply can’t fit it in your schedule? Finding time to stay active while managing all your academics, work, extra-circulars, and social life can be very challenging. ChooseMyPlate provides 9 easy tips to stay healthy and active on campus.
Walk or bike to class – Healthy UNH provides a Walking Map that tells you how far you walked on... Read More
February 4, 2015
What better way to keep warm this winter than by getting your body moving while experiencing the outdoors?
This February, Healthy UNH and Outdoor Adventures are partnering together to offer snowshoe and cross-country ski clinics to all UNH staff, faculty, and their guests. The best part: it’s free! Lessons and equipment are provided at no cost.
Even with the stress of the semester starting combined with the cold January air, it’s important to remember to exercise when you can. Not only do... Read More
January 26, 2015
As the wind blows and the snow falls, staying indoors next to fireplace seems like the place to be. Staying active is the key to get through this season. Be creative with your physical activities. While cooking a meal for the holidays, curl soup cans while you wait for food to be ready. Getting the house ready for guests is a perfect time to incorporate creative fitness. Mopping and sweeping the floors will get your whole body moving. So put on the holiday music and dance while cleaning up the... Read More
January 22, 2015
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?
Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has proven mental and physical health benefits. Research demonstrates that spending time with furry friends is effective in improving the psychological health of individuals with or without disabilities. It is easy for stress levels to increase with work commitments and midterms around the corner. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Spending a few minutes... Read More
January 13, 2015
Could standing desks be a solution to America’s inactive lifestyles?
We live in a day and age where many people are trying to improve their health and wellbeing, but are unsure where to start. There is a large focus on eating healthy and getting physical activity. However, maybe we should start focusing on the problem with inactivity. We are a hard working nation and many days are spent at work or school. What if there was a way to not sit a desk all day for hours on end?
“The World Health... Read More