October 25, 2017
Find Out More About The Benefits of Being A UNH Employee
As a member of the faculty or staff at the University of New Hampshire, there are many different options for you to work out and get your daily dose of exercise.
First, you could become a member of the newly renovated Hamel Recreation Center! The membership cost is $41.50 per month, but if you are a member of the CIGNA health insurance plan it is completely free of charge. There is one catch, you must swipe into the gym at least eight... Read More
September 27, 2017
Find Out How To Be More Active With Just A Few Small Changes.
If you are stuck at work or school all day it can be hard to find time to be active. On really busy days it can seem impossible to even get outside and take a walk. Physical activity is important not only to your physical health, but mental health as well. There are lots of benefits that come with being active such as weight control, lower cholesterol and lower stress levels.
Here are some ways to incorporate physical activity into... Read More
September 19, 2017
Learn More About Group Exercise Classes At UNH.
College can be overwhelming, making it hard to find a balance between class, homework, social life and staying healthy. When trying to balance everything, health is usually the piece that is pushed aside. Luckily, UNH provides a way for you to mix fitness into your social life. The Hamel Recreation Center at UNH provides daily group exercise classes for students. These classes provide an opportunity for students to have a scheduled workout at the... Read More
August 22, 2017
Find Out the Benefits of Circuit Training
Ever find yourself bored running on the treadmill or doing the same weight lifting routine every time you’re at the gym? Looking to switch up your workout? Give circuit training a go!
Circuit training is a form of conditioning and resistance training using more high-intensity aerobics than regular resistance training. It is a workout that builds endurance capacity as well as strengthening muscles! Circuit training is typically a set of 8-10 different... 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
July 27, 2017
Find Out How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Protected
Have you ever gone to the beach, applied sunscreen, and then still end up with a sunburn? It turns out that simply using sunscreen is not enough, the SPF matters if you want to prevent a burn. Besides being painful, sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Research done by doctors at the Skin Cancer Foundation have found that one in five Americans get skin cancer, and 90% of the time the development of skin cancer is directly related to sun... Read More
July 10, 2017
Are you at risk for a stress fracture?
A stress fracture is defined by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise related injury that causes a degree of strain on the bone. Stress fractures typically occur because of overuse. Bone adaptation, which is a response to bone repairing itself from micro-damage that can occur during physical activity, is an internal response to the over-exercising.
Stress fractures are common in the lower limbs, more specifically the metatarsal bone, or... 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 24, 2017
Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), healthy adults should be engaging in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (or some combination of both) per week.
Luckily, here at UNH there are plenty of opportunities offered to students and staff to keep you active! Yet, many of us still run into the problem of finding motivation to workout, or keeping our workout motivation over... 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