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
March 31, 2017
A Report of My Experience With Some of 2017’s Top Trends in Fitness.
My life basically revolves around the three “F”s: Family, Food, and Fitness. That being said, I spend much of my free time researching, testing, and creating new recipes or developing my own fitness and nutrition plans. My latest experiment was to try out as many of Fox News' listed 2017 fitness trends to get a better picture of what others are doing and see if any could add zest to my own routine.
Here are... Read More
February 2, 2017
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Tired of your same old workout? HIIT workouts could be just what you're looking for! HIIT is a type of exercise that involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1–5 minutes of recovery.
HIIT workouts can be adaptable to any fitness level and can be done quickly, making it a great option for someone with a busy schedule looking to get the many health benefits of exercise. These workouts ... Read More
January 13, 2017
Ways to Easily Keep Yourself Fit
College is a crazy time for young adults. With the switch of scenery, adjustment to new people and new habits, it can be difficult to take time out to exercise. Unfortunately, studies have found a 24 percent decrease in physical activity among young adults. Most often it happens with young adults transitioning in to college.
Schedules can be busy, but here are some simple ways to help incorporate exercise in your daily routine:
Walk, bike, or rollerblade your... Read More
December 28, 2016
The Benefits of Yoga
Are you looking for variety in your workout? Improved flexibility? An improved a peace of mind? Yoga might be the answer.
The Yoga Health Foundation reports that “yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is a scientific system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life. With a regular practice, individuals often notice a stronger, slimmer, and more flexible body, in addition to a mentally sharper, more patient, and relaxed sense of self.”
Benefits of... Read More
December 22, 2016
Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
Are you tired of doing the same old cardio exercise? Well, weight lifting may be the workout you have been looking for.
Weight lifting is commonly known as the exercise of lifting a certain amount of weight through the use of barbells or dumbbells. Weight lifting can be used for those with the intention of strength training or body building.
Weightlifting improves health, builds muscle, and improves bone density. And, it’s one of the safest sports out there... Read More
November 28, 2016
Routine Chores can be Fun if you Make it Fun!
Would you be more motivated toward your fitness goals if you can turn your chores into a workout? Getting things done while burning calories can be pretty fun!
Here are some ideas on how to get the most out of your housework:
Engage your core!
You can strengthen your abdominal core by engaging your abs and obliques while you mop, rake, and even wash dishes.
Extending your arm until it is fully extended and retract to its starting... 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
October 28, 2016
Swimming as a Full Body Workout
If you love an intense cardio workout but want to avoid the sweaty aftermath, swimming may be the right choice for you. It’s a lower impact activity and it can be less stressful to your body when compared to other cardiovascular activities, like running.
Here are 10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming:
1. Swimming improves social well-being.
2. Swimming teaches goal orientation.
3. Kids who swim become active adults.
4. Swimming makes you smarter.
5. Swimming teaches... Read More