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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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Choose your own adventure!

Friday, March 1, 2013

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Gabby Chesney
Friday, March 1, 2013

With spring break on the horizon there has been a lot of talk on campus about the various vacations and adventures people will be embarking on. Don’t have a wild adventure planned yet? Don’t worry, there is plenty of time left this semester for a mini-trip and Outdoor Adventures has you covered. Outdoor Adventures offers day and overnight trips throughout the year. Some of the trips still to come this semester include an overnight canoe trip at Squam Lake, a day trip bouldering at Lincoln Woods and a day of Rock Climbing in Rumney!

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What is HIIT?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, February 22, 2013

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Losing weight, working out consistently, eating healthy foods, spending less money and making sure to floss are all very popular New Year's resolutions. Ever since the calendar struck January every magazine features some new way to help you drop pounds, clothing stores move their workout gear to the front entrance and every other commercial is about some new diet pill that will transform your body. Instead of feeding into these traps and fads that set you up for failure (whether it is with your body goals or your wallet) why not transform yourself the right way.

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The Snow-Day Workout

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Jenna Channell

As I was sitting in my apartment, cooped up during the crazy snowstorm we had this weekend here in Durham and I started thinking about how I can get a workout without having to trek across campus to the gym. I also did not have the tools to ski or snowshoe, so how could I exercise at all?

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Group Exercise for a Fitter You

Monday, December 10, 2012

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Madeleine Gould
Monday, December 10, 2012

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It’s tough to stay in shape. As college students, we are committed to our education and clubs, and we want to spare some time for fun too.  Even when we find the spare minutes to fit in some physical activity, it’s incredibly easy to come up with any excuse not to work out. It’s cold, it’s early, it’s raining, my knee hurts… Well, you know. The list goes on. But what if your workout was actually fun, and you were surrounded by your friends the whole time? That’s one reason why group fitness classes are superbly beneficial in helping busy people stay in shape.

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Fact or Foe

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Rebecca Lastra
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whatever the reason may be for people to start a workout regiment, we all have one thing in common when being at the gym; we all want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, many people hold different beliefs regarding the benefits on the gym and it is very important to be able to differentiate fact from myth.

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Fight Stress with Physical Activity!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Friday, April 27, 2012

It’s the final stretch—seasonal jobs and internships are lined up, summer courses are registered for, perhaps a road trip is planned… Summer is right around the corner, and there’s just one maybe-not-so-little thing standing in your way: final papers, exams, and projects to complete. You’ve worked so hard all semester and this is it! It is apparent that everyone on campus is in the same boat, as the library is packed with so many students, it can be hard to find a seat.

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Physical Activity Affects the Mind

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

The physical benefits of exercise are commonly known, such as weight control, cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance.  However, studies show that although exercise is a physical activity, it has an effect on our mental state as well.  A study conducted at the University of Haifa International School found that exercise reduces depression and burnout rates.  The study analyzed 1,632 Israeli workers through que

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Physical Activity Program Helps Individuals with Mental Illness

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The World Health Organization defines health as “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Too often, this holistic view is forgotten. The interdependence of all aspects of health is important when creating wellness programs.

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