June 3, 2019
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen
As the hot summer months are quickly approaching, it’s important to know the positive impacts of wearing sunscreen, and the effects it has on your skin. Putting on sunscreen may take a few minutes, but it will benefit your health and skin in the long run. By wearing sunscreen, it decreases your chances of developing skin cancer, protects your skin from early skin aging, and protects your skin against those painful sunburns.
According to the American Academy of... Read More
May 28, 2019
The Best Exercises Outside Of The Gym
Sometimes, just getting yourself to the gym can be an accomplishment within itself. It’s hard to find time or motivation before or after school/work to head to the gym and workout. In addition, going to the gym can be daunting and very intimidating for some. However, during all different seasons of the year, there are many healthy ways you can exercise, some of which don’t even require you to go to the gym. People tend to forget about the other ways you can... Read More
May 21, 2019
Give This Fun And Quick Workout a Try
AMRAP is an acronym that stands for “as many rounds as possible”. This way of working out is designed to push your body at a maximum intensity for a set period. Benefits of AMRAP include:
Allows you to workout in a set amount of time
Amplifies the intensity of your workout
You move at your own pace
Can be creative with your workout
Here is an example of an AMRAP workout:
Set a timer for 20 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible before the... Read More
April 30, 2019
A Revolutionary Workout Technique
One day in the mid 90’s in Colombia, a fitness instructor known as Alberto “Beto” Perez was teaching a workout class. Before it began, he realized that he forgot to bring his usual workout mixtape with him. Knowing that he needed some type of music, he decided to grab some Latin albums from his car. When he put the CD’s in the CD player, he told people in his class to just follow his movement as usual. When Salsa, Rumba, and Merengue music came on, he started... Read More
April 1, 2019
Find Out Which Forms Of Exercise Are Best For Your Age Group.
It is well known that regular exercise has many benefits to health. However, many people do not realize that as you age, certain exercises are better for you when trying to maintain your health. While any exercise is better than no exercise, here are some guidelines to the best exercises for your age group:
Teens: Exercise rates tend to go down as kids become teenagers. Because of this, it is recommended that teens try to... Read More
February 27, 2019
Learn How Learning How To Lift Weights Can Benefit Your Health!
Are you looking for something new in your workout, or do you simply want to get into a fitness routine? Weight training is the new rage in fitness and is a different way to get your sweat on! Lifting weights has shown to have numerous benefits to your health and wellness.
According to the Better Health Channel, muscle growth through weight training improves:
Metabolism: Increased metabolism promotes fat loss.
Bone strength: ... Read More
February 19, 2019
Take A Walk Outside To Better Your Mental State
Humans have become increasingly urbanized and according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, “urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness”. In order to combat this, people are looking towards nature.
In various surveys, people self-reported that they had decreased feelings of stress, anxiety and depression after exposure to nature. Through research by Dr. Gregory Bratman of... Read More
February 11, 2019
How To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Schedule
Finding time to go to the gym can be difficult. When trying to balance classes, work, internships, homework, and social life, it can make it seem like there is no time at all for fitness. However, there are countless benefits to exerciseincluding helping to boost your immune system, improve brain performance, and sharpen your memory. It is important to find time to fit exercise into your schedule, so if you’re struggling to find time for the gym,... Read More
February 6, 2019
Find Out What Group Exercises Classes the UNH Gym Has to Offer Students, Faculty, & Staff!
At the beginning of the semester, UNH Campus Recreation introduced a few new group exercise classes to go along with their already great classes. Previously existing classes include cycling, yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, and Zumba, just to name a few. New classes introduced include:
Beginner Weights – perfect for people who are new to weight training, or just want to build upon their skills.
Functional... Read More
February 4, 2019
How Endurance is Linked to A Longer Life
A recent study by the Cleveland Clinic showed that there is a correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness and longevity of life. Generally, most people know that working out and being fit is good for your health, but now there is measurable evidence showing the correlation between high levels of fitness and reduced risks of mortality.
They found that this was true across all levels of fitness. Those with the lowest fitness were more likely to die... Read More