February 26, 2019
Learn How Getting Outside Can Increase Your Mood During Winter Months
The winter months bring shorter days and colder weather. With that, our circadian rhythms change, causing us to often feel more tired and less motivated. Many people feel that during winter it is hard to find activities to do outside, and end up spending most of every day inside. However, winter does not mean that you must be trapped inside. Studies have shown that people who are feeling down during the winter months often... 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 trail 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
June 15, 2017
Learning To Love The Journey And Not Take Life So Seriously
The guns went off and now we’re running full steam ahead into summer, and pretty soon a new academic year - literally and figuratively. Sometimes we wish we could slow it down or hit “pause” on everything to catch our breath, but sometimes it feels impossible.
Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves that this life is OURS. It’s in OUR control to either live it or continue stumbling through it. It's a mental game for sure, and that’s... Read More
June 6, 2017
Acknowledging Some Benefits To Taking Your Fitness Routine Outdoors
Now that the weather is getting nicer, spending time outside is so much more bearable. Aside from a change of scenery, there are some pretty cool benefits to getting active outside.
Soak up Some Vitamin D - Winter months in New Hampshire can be brutal on the body, mind, and complexion. Take your workout outside by going for a hike with friends or doing a little H.I.I.T. on T-Hall Lawn to get your sweat on, all while soaking in... Read More
May 3, 2017
UNH Outdoor Facilities
As summer approaches and the temperature goes up there are more and more activities that are becoming possible to do outside! According to many studies, evidence shows that spending more time in nature and outside can improve memory, attention span, and cognition. It’s also known that breathing fresh air can help your respiratory system and that sunlight provides natural vitamin D, even more reason to want to spend time outside.
Luckily, here at UNH there are multiple... Read More
April 14, 2017
Being Active is Easy When it’s Warm Outside and you Live in the Beautiful State of New Hampshire.
UNH Wildcats—warm weather is finally here! There are so many parks around the Seacoast area to walk, run, and explore in. If the sun and melting snow around our campus isn’t enough to make you want to stay outside, maybe this list will.
Plan your next outdoor activities here:
1. Hilton Park (6.1 miles away from campus)
Dover Point Rd
Dover, NH 03820
2. Prescott Park (11.9 miles away from campus... Read More
November 1, 2016
Why Running Outside is Better than Running on a Treadmill
Let’s face it: exercise is important. It’s nice to be dry and running inside on a treadmill when the weather is rainy or cold, but there’s no way to get all the benefits from outside exercise when you’re inside at the gym.
Experts agree that running outside is better than running on a treadmill. “Running indoors requires less energy expenditure because the belt is moving for you, there is flat terrain for the entirety of your run, and... Read More