September 15, 2020
Exploring The Beautiful Mountains Of New Hampshire
The brisk air, breath-taking views, and good times! Hiking is an awesome activity to do this fall, especially when physically distancing due to the Coronavirus. Hiking is a great way to get exercise without having to be at the gym or going for a run on the road. It’s also a way to break a sweat without breaking the bank! A short 2-hour drive can bring you right to hundreds of free trails in northern New Hampshire.
Here are some great trails,... Read More
September 2, 2020
Skin Protection This Summer
While the hottest months of summer may have passed, it is still important to remember to use sunscreen. Many doctors recommend everyday use of sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging. If you walk into any drugstore though, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all of the different types of sunscreen. To help narrow down your choices, here is some information and answers to common questions about sun protection:
UVA vs. UVB: There are two... Read More
August 14, 2020
Workout Of The Week
This week, I went far out of my comfort zone and tried dance workouts. I’ll preface this article by saying I am not a dancer; I’ve never even done a Zumba class before. That aside, I chose a style of workouts combining dance moves with exercises set to popular music.
Dancing has many health benefits: it’s a great way to improve your cardiovascular health, balance, and strength. It challenges your brain, improving coordination, agility, and memory. Dancing is even proven to... Read More
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
June 17, 2020
How To Avoid Ticks This Summer
Summer is here and many people are heading outside to embrace the sunshine. One popular outdoor, social-distancing activity is hiking! Whether it is a hill, mountain, or even a trail in a wooded area, hitting the trails is one of the best ways to get some fresh air and exercise.
As annual temperatures across the United States are rising, environmentalists are warning that ticks are spreading into new areas. Most commonly, they are found living in tall grass, on... Read More
May 29, 2020
Tech-Free Summertime Exercises
With warmer weather finally here, you might be feeling stuck when it comes to a workout routine. It can be tough to even create a routine or find the right exercise program that works for you. Why not switch your mindset from “working out” to “playing” for your daily exercise? Here is a list of fun, old-school summertime activities that can make lasting memories and bring back some of those nostalgic feels while helping you stay active!
Playing Ball: If you have... Read More
April 30, 2020
Simple Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk
Are you tired of sitting through Zoom classes and staring at your computer all day? I know I am! The beauty of virtual classes is that you often have the flexibility to move around that you don’t always get in a traditional lecture setting. Next online lecture or meeting you have, try out some of these ways to stay active!
Do squats, push-ups, or jumping jacks. Turn off your camera and aim to do 5 squats or push-ups or 15 jumping jacks every 10 minutes... Read More
April 6, 2020
Turn Any Room In Your House Into A Workout Space
The current state of the world can cause stress, anxiety and fear. One way to combat those feelings is to take time for yourself. For many people, working out is a huge part self-care.
Gyms, fitness clubs, and workout studios are considered non-essential, here in New Hampshire, so that means they closed their doors a couple of weeks ago. This might change your exercise routine, but there is still lots you can do at home.
Here are some awesome... Read More