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
February 16, 2018
Take a break, destress, stay active, and get some fresh air!
Do you ever feel like you need to take a break, destress, and escape your desk for a bit? Luckily, UNH has the perfect solution. There is a 2.14 mile trial right on campus that is about a 40 minute to an hour walk. That is just the right amount of time to unwind, and get some fresh air while staying physically active.
Why you should be taking walking breaks throughout the day:
In order to stay healthy, it is crucial to get up and... 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
September 6, 2017
Discover Why You Should Always Eat Before A Workout
Do you ever hop out of bed in the morning and go straight to the gym? It is very common for most people to want to work out in the morning, get their day started right and have time to get things done the rest of the day. But, when you work out in the morning should you forego breakfast? The answer is: never!
It is a common myth to believe that when you work out on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat than it would on a full stomach... 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
May 19, 2017
How Exercise Can Improve Mental Health
It's clear that exercise can help improve your physical health but did you know that exercise is actually one of the best ways to improve your mental health too? Running, dancing, swimming, walking, and even gardening is shown to enhance your mood and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
When you exercise your brain releases feel good neurochemicals called endorphins which act as natural pain killers and can "bring about feelings of euphoria and general... Read More
June 24, 2016
How Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Can Save You Money
Some days the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. You’re too tired, busy, or just don’t feel like going today. What if I told you going to the gym will save you money? Now that’s an incentive!
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellness Connection Program is a great way to save money and get in shape. Those who are eligible must be University System of New Hampshire subscribers with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. By being... Read More
May 13, 2016
Health Coaches Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Does your weight fluctuate more than you would like it to? Has your doctor told you that you are at risk for diabetes? Is your stress affecting your health and relationships? Harvard Pilgrim members ages 18 and above can talk to a health coach via telephone for health and wellness guidance.
Harvard Pilgrim health coaches are registered nurses who are certified in lifestyle management coaching. Through one-on-one phone sessions, they can help you... Read More
April 27, 2016
How Using the UNH Campus Walking Guide Can Help You Get Your Daily Steps!
As students we hustle to our classes every day throughout campus, but have you ever wondered how far you have walked in a day? Now you can figure out how far you have walked using the UNH Campus Walking Guide! This guide uses Google Maps to help track how far you have walked in a day. The guide is simple to use and even has the option to use this map with your cell phone!
Walking is a very important aspect in our life... Read More
April 1, 2016
Improving Your Mental Health
After a long, stressful day, it can be difficult to go for a jog or make way to the gym. People often want to unwind on the couch with their friends and binge- watch Netflix episodes. Individuals often overlook the importance of exercising not only for their physical health, but for their mental health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that consistent physical activity can not only improve physical health, but can assist with keeping your mind sharp as... Read More