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
January 29, 2019
Find Out How Exercising On A Regular Basis Can Improve Overall Academic Performance
A recent study conducted by researchers at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan sought out to answer the question: do students who exercise on a regular basis achieve better grades in school? The answer they found? Yes. The study found that on average, students who exercised at a vigorous intensity for seven days each week had GPAs that were 0.4 points higher than those who didn’t exercise.
For most if... Read More
January 24, 2019
How Walking Every Day Is Beneficial To Your Health and Wellness
Walking is an extremely effective activity for your wellness. The former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called walking “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug”. Walking boasts a variety of benefits that could positively impact your health.
According to Harvard health researchers, walking briskly for an hour everyday cuts the effects of obesity-promoting genes.
Walking for a... Read More
December 10, 2018
Fathers Who Are Fit Have Healthier Children
Did you know hitting the gym or going on that run can influence your child’s health, even prior to conception? In a recent study led by Kristin Stanford, a researcher at The Ohio State University College of Medicine says, “paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood” (ScienceDaily 2018). The team of researchers found that exercise can change your genetic expression that transfers to... Read More
December 3, 2018
Find Out How Much Exercise Is Too Much Exercise
“Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and there is an urgent need to find ways to improve mental health…exercise is associated with a lower mental health burden across people no matter their age, race, gender, household income, and education level”. This quote, given by Dr. Adam Chekorud speaks to many populations across the world, not just people dealing with depression or other psychological health problems. Exercise is able... Read More
November 14, 2018
Find Out How To Get and Stay Fit Without Taking Too Much Time Out Of Your Day
Is your schedule so busy that you don’t have time to make fitness a priority? Look no further! Here are simple ways to incorporate fitness into your life without having to take away too much time from your busy life.
Walk whenever you can. UNH is a big, beautiful campus – take advantage of this by walking to class or work whenever the weather permits.
Stand at your desk. UNH has sit-to-stand desks available for... Read More
October 18, 2018
Do You Know When To Stop Working Out?
Working on your fitness is always a good idea, but understanding when you are working out too much is critical to proper muscle building and recovery. In order to continue muscular and fitness growth, recovery days are key. If you do not let your body properly recover, you are putting yourself at risk for injury.
Certain injuries such as stress fractures, and intercostal strains can progressively get worse if not treated properly. A common misconception is... Read More