October 3, 2019
October is Healthy Habits Month.
Do you have healthy habits that benefit you personally? According to Healthline, “a healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health.” In addition, these ‘habits’ can increase your state of well-being and make you happier. For college students, healthy habits can be difficult to find on top of studying and keeping a social life. Examples of healthy habits include exercising daily or writing in a gratitude journal.
When you... Read More
June 3, 2019
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen
As the hot summer months are quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen decreases your risk of skin cancer, protects your skin from early aging, and keeps sunburns away.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyone should be wearing sunscreen because it helps protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. The sun is powerful, and no matter who you are, anyone is susceptible to skin cancer.
Choosing sunscreen can be... 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 can be hard to find time or motivation to workout. And going to the gym can be very intimidating for some.
But who said you need to head to a gym to workout? Harvard Medical School identified five of the best ways people can be active:
Swimming - Whether you’re doing laps in the pool or doing intervals of treading water, swimming is a great form of exercise. When you’re... 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 exercise including 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