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
October 11, 2016
Looking for Something Fun and Challenging to do that is also Good for you? Check out the Rock Wall!
Are you stuck in a workout rut? I am. I tend to stick to the same boring routine every time I go to the gym. I’m not sure why - Campus Recreation center offers so many opportunities ways to get active and have fun.
The Bouldering Wall is an 850 square foot wall full of different paths and fun ways to try to climb to the top! Free of charge, students are welcome to rent out climbing shoes from... Read More
September 20, 2016
How to get active at UNH
There are so many different ways you can increase your physical activity at UNH. Some simple ways to increase your activity include choosing to walk rather than ride the shuttle always taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Here are some other ways to incorporate activity into your days:
1) Join an intramural team on campus and continue to play a sport you love, without a ton of commitment.
2) Go to the Hamel Rec Center a few times per week. The newly renovated... Read More
April 27, 2016
How Using the UNH Campus Walking Guide Can Help You Get Your Daily Steps!
As students we hustle to our classes every day throughout campus, but have you ever wondered how far you have walked in a day? Now you can figure out how far you have walked using the UNH Campus Walking Guide! This guide uses Google Maps to help track how far you have walked in a day. The guide is simple to use and even has the option to use this map with your cell phone!
Walking is a very important aspect in our life... Read More
April 1, 2016
Improving Your Mental Health
After a long, stressful day, it can be difficult to go for a jog or make way to the gym. People often want to unwind on the couch with their friends and binge- watch Netflix episodes. Individuals often overlook the importance of exercising not only for their physical health, but for their mental health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that consistent physical activity can not only improve physical health, but can assist with keeping your mind sharp as... Read More
March 30, 2016
How Healthy UNH Outdoors Can Bring Out Your Adventurous Side!
The snow is starting to melt and the weather is getting warm! Soon spring will be here and the opportunity to go outside will be upon us. Being outside provides multiple health benefits such as;
1. Sun exposure increases Vitamin D levels, which can help reduce risk of osteoporosis.
2. Being outdoors promotes exercise!
3. Natural light from the sun elevates mood.
Being an employee of UNH gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors... Read More