January 19, 2016
On-campus workout programs for all fitness levels
Are you stressed, tired, and sleep-deprived from your busy schedule? There is one “medication” that can help with that: exercise. A regular schedule of physical activity will have beneficial effects on both the mind and the body.
Along with weight management, regular physical activity will help to:
Reduce risk of chronic diseases;
Strengthen bones and muscles for use in daily activities;
Reduce stress and anxiety;
Regulate sleep patterns; and... Read More
January 12, 2016
Are You Sick of Just Walking on the Treadmill?
Most people go to gym and just hit the treadmill or elliptical because they are too nervous to go near the weights. Individualized training can teach proper technique and form of every exercise. According to the CDC, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person's mental and emotional health.” Working with a personal trainer is the fastest way to improve your overall... Read More
January 7, 2016
Easy ways to include physical activity in your schedule
No time for the gym? No problem. Whether you have a busy schedule or simply do not enjoy formal gym workouts, you can always find ways to incorporate physical activity in your life.
Use a pedometer.
Set realistic goals and keep track of your steps. Seeing progress will motivate you to continue to take the stairs instead of the elevator or get off one bus stop earlier so you can walk more.
Stay active with friends and family.
At home,... Read More
January 5, 2016
Come learn more about how group fitness classes are the new in!
Go ahead and put on your appropriate workout attire and shuffle down to the Field House for professionally led fitness classes. The Wildcat Workout Project is held in the Field House and encourages UNH Employees, as well as any dependents over the age of 18, to come fully energized and ready to work up a sweat!
These fitness classes were created to allow the employees at UNH to feel less stressed when working out. Since the Field... Read More
December 15, 2015
Going to the gym at UNH can be an overwhelming and time consuming experience
There are many ways you can get necessary amounts of physical activity in the comfort of your own home (or dorm room) If you are someone who enjoys the lively aspects of the gym and using all the machines, then keep doing what you’re doing! But if you are someone who gets overwhelmed by the gym atmosphere, and you don’t want to put the time and effort into understanding each machine, working out alone in your room can... Read More
November 24, 2015
Have you ever considered how even small amounts of walking each day could greatly improve your health and overall wellbeing?
It is easy to forget about how important it is to stay active as a busy adult who is dealing with the stresses of everyday life. The Harvard Medical School website states that walking does not get the credit that it deserves, and it provides more health benefits than many people think!
There is no need to pay for an expensive gym membership, or to learn how to operate... Read More
November 5, 2015
Think Walking is Only a Means of Getting From Point A to Point B? Think Again, This Low Impact Form of Exercise is Making Big Strides.
The benefits of walking are endless. Sure, it may not be as exciting as jiu-jitsu, or as intense as spin class, but when all you need is to get away from the hustle and bustle of college life, it’s there for you-- right outside your door. Not only is it proven to aid in weight loss, but studies have shown it can lower levels of stress and boost mood. If you go... Read More
October 21, 2015
Incorporate Exercise Into Your Routine
As college students, we are constantly juggling our busy schedules. Classes, work, internships, socializing, and student clubs take up most of our days. We spend hours sitting in lectures, labs, and Dimond library, leading a pretty sedentary lifestyle.
Did you know that incorporating exercise into your routine can combat the negative effects of so much sitting? “It turns out that regular exercise, especially before academic efforts, can improve your... Read More
October 8, 2015
3 Reasons Why a Group Fitness Class Should be a Part of Your Daily Routine
Are you unsure about how to use the equipment at the gym? Is there not enough time in your busy day to workout? Look no further because group fitness may be the answer for you! We understand that going to the gym can be intimidating. It seems like everyone there knows exactly what to do! It can be time consuming to walk around the gym and figure out how you are going to break a sweat.
Exercising should be a time... Read More
September 17, 2015
Tips For Adding More Physical Activity Into Busy Work Schedules
The older we get, the busier we get. The more we work, the more apt we are to feeling more tired and lazier at the end of a long work day.
Whether you’re an adjunct or full-time employee at UNH, you can’t let work interfere with including physical activity into your daily schedule. Physical activity is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention,... Read More