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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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Employee Wellness Programs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Employee Wellness Programs Cutting Healthcare Costs

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TRX

Monday, May 20, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, May 20, 2013

Shannon Garabedian

In the world of exercise, trends come and go. There is boot camp, zumba, pilates and so much more. The most recent type of workout to hit the exercise world is TRX. The name sounds a little intimidating, but it is a workout that will provide you with strength, flexibility and balance. TRX is made up of nylon straps that you secure onto any steady surface and which provides you with a full body workout.

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Fun in the Sun

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

With spring in the air that can only mean one thing… nice weather! While some people choose to brave it and exercise outdoors in the winter, many of us confine ourselves to the gym until the temperatures begin to increase again. With warmer weather and sunny days what better time than now to find some fun physical activities to do outdoors? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate physical activity into your day while having fun outdoors:

Hit the Trails

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HMP 5K

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The University of New Hampshire’s Department of Health Management and Policy prepares undergraduates to become leading health professionals in the ever-expanding Health Care Industry. Through this department, students get exposed to many aspects of health care, including data analysis, finance management, epidemiology, ethics, and policy. A reoccurring theme throughout the Department’s courses is health promotion.

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Hiking for Health

Friday, March 22, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Friday, March 22, 2013

Julio Gleske

Physical activity does not necessarily require going to the gym.  Why spend time exercising indoors when you have the glorious wilderness to explore?! Hiking is a great workout—for the body and the mind. Even a couple miles is a great cardiovascular workout, especially if you’re carrying extra weight like a backpack with water or snacks. The serenity of nature allows your mind to be at ease as you trek the trail. The combination of aerobic activity and meditation provides a unique experience, unparalleled by other forms of physical activity.

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Zumba- the most fun you can have at the gym!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Friday, March 8, 2013

Like to dance? Looking to get in shape or change up your cardio workout? Ever heard of Zumba? Zumba is an energetic dance class where participants are able to let loose and have fun!  I took a Zumba class a few days ago after a two-year hiatus of zumba-ing and I honestly forgot how much fun it was! The dance moves are relatively simple but fast paced to get your heartbeat going. Most of the music is top-40’s hits that you can sing along to if you want to make the most of the experience. It’s a one-hour class of dancing to the beat in a room of 30+ people doing the same thing.

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