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Heart Rate

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Heart rate is a great tool to have when it comes to being physically active.Monitoring your heart rate can tell you how hard your heart is working.A target heart rate is an ideal range for working out.It is about 50-85% of your maximum heart rate.Below this range and you may not be working hard enough to see health benefits.Above this range can be dangerous as it is straining your heart.Target heart rates can be different for everyone.As you age, your target heart rate decreases. 

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Going the Distance

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

                                                                                   Nualpradid

I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it for me. I feel like I am skimping on my workout.

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Intramurals at UNH

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

                                    Photo Credit: Amy Van Deventer

A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!

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Weight training- A great way (for anyone) to stay in shape!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, October 7, 2013

                                             Photo:Dan Johnson

Have you been getting tired of the same old cardio routine at the gym?That happened to me Junior year of High school, I ran track and cross country and suddenly running got well kind of boring.That’s why I took a weight training class.10 pounds of muscle later I still love pumping iron to this day! 

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Run Your Way to the Homecoming 5K!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

With September coming to an end that means the countdown to all sorts of exciting events can begin. One of my personal favorites is homecoming! There is nothing better than soaking up some Wildcat pride on a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire. There are all sorts of events happening the weekend of homecoming but one event is not only fun but also good for your health. Fun AND healthy? Yes, it is possible! The homecoming 5k race is a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the fall weather and most importantly showing your support for UNH!

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Intimidated by Exercise? Walk it Out!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Friday, September 20, 2013

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Physical activity is key to a happy and healthy lifestyle.Physical activity reduces cardiovascular disease risk, helps in maintaining a healthy weight, helps keep blood pressure and blood lipid profiles in a healthy range, and also helps reduce risk for other diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

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Road Races, Running for a Good Cause

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Whether you were a track star in high school or just like to jog from time to time, road races are a great way to get physically active while also supporting a good cause. Road races almost always include a wide variety of people, young and old, with faster and slower paces. Even if running is not your favorite activity, most road races also include walkers. Being in a large group of people makes a timed course much less intimidating. The energy of a road race is always so much fun. Everyone is excited and happy to be part of a great event.

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Fun, Free, Fitness

Friday, September 13, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, September 13, 2013

                                              Naypong

In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape? 

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Group Exercise… Everyone is Doing it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Photo credit: Edson Hong / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

The first week of classes are done and the semester is about to kick into full gear. While seeing old friends, making new ones and studying for classes are all key parts of being at school, it is also important to remember to stay active. While gym memberships at home might cost upwards of $50 a month; here at UNH all students have access to the Hamel Rec Center.

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Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Monday, July 8, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, July 8, 2013

                                                                                               Freelart

The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors, so why not take your workout outside as well? There are tons of things you can do outside to get a good workout in such as running, hiking, cycling, walking, playing a sport, swimming and much more. There are many difference between working out inside versus outside. When you workout inside a gym, usually it is climate controlled, convenient and predictable, which is definitely not the case for working out outdoors.

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