August 20, 2015
Are You an Employee Looking to Exercise? Well Look No Further UNH Has Got You Covered!
In 1988, UNH created the Employee Fitness Program (EFP). The EFP was established for faculty and staff that was interested in participating in exercise testing and training. The EFP provides real life laboratory situations for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology/Exercise sciences. The employees who choose to participate in this program go through a variety of testings such... Read More
August 10, 2015
Do You Really Need to Track Your Heart Rate When Working Out?
Your heart rate not only controls your body but also the efficiency of your exercise. By monitoring your heart rate and aiming to stay within your target ranges, you will get the most out of any physical activity. But, you do not have to push yourself past your limits to achieve weight loss and promote a healthy heart! The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Regular aerobic exercise makes your... Read More
August 5, 2015
Don’t Settle For Boring Workouts! Zumba Is An Exercise Dance Party!
Are you looking for a fun and exciting workout? Well Zumba is the right choice for you! Zumba is an exercise program that consists of dance movements to rhythmic Latin and international music. This bumpin’ workout involves interval training of low and high intensity moves. Interval training can help you burn more calories and improve your aerobic capacity. Other than cardio, Zumba also includes balance and flexibility,... Read More
July 30, 2015
How Do You Know How Much Exercise is Enough?
Most of us don’t realize that there is a recommended minimum amount of exercise that every adult should get to stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults that are between the ages of eighteen and sixty-four should be doing two types of physical activity each week to improve their health.
For important health benefits, adults need at least:
Two hours and thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity... Read More
July 23, 2015
Want to Improve Your Fitness Routine?
Not sure how to begin? The UNH Exercise program now offers Community Testing services on campus! Fitness testing allows individuals to become aware of their current fitness levels and help them to develop and establish a fitness program. They can also serve as an indication of possible areas of health risk or injury.
Research demonstrates that the implementation of a community health testing program can have significantly reduced the risk of developing... Read More
July 16, 2015
Looking For Something To Do On a Hot Summer Day?
Spending the day picnicking and swimming at Mendums pond is a great option, and it’s FREE for students and faculty. All you have to do is stop into Campus Recreation to get a sticker for your ID, and bring it with you when you go.
After interviewing Cary from the Outdoor Adventures Program, I learned that Mendums Pond has so much to offer and is “close to campus”:
Mendums offers paddle... Read More
July 13, 2015
What Physical Activity Can Do For You!
According to the American Heart Association, “Adults need 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. For People who benefit from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic training 3 to 4 times a week to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.”
UNH staff members, it may seem overwhelming to begin exercising when you have no prior experience or have been sedentary for a long time, but it’s time to get off the couch! You... Read More
June 29, 2015
12 Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Summer!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults.”
Do a workout you like, but don’t do... Read More
June 17, 2015
Coastal Fitness Trails in Eastern Australia; A New Approach to Outdoor Fitness
Do you love the outdoors but don’t want to leave the equipment routine at your gym?
Australian communities may have found a great new approach to outdoor fitness. I have traveled to several coastal communities during my semester abroad and have come across many fitness trails. These trails stretch for several kilometers along the coastline and have a variety of exercise station checkpoints.
Pull up... Read More
June 8, 2015
Discover the benefits of getting active during lunch.
Does sitting at a desk all day drain your energy? It can be repetitive and it is bad for your productivity and health. To break up your day behind the desk, head outside to exercise during your lunch break.
There are many benefits of exercising on your lunch break, including:
It boosts your mood and energy levels by releasing endorphins. This produces a feeling of general wellbeing.
It creates more free time, so you don’t have to wake up... Read More