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Keeping your shoes up-to-date

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Sarah Sceery
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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As an athlete in high school, at the first sign of injury or pain, I was always asked, “how old are your shoes?” Many times, they were too old. However, as the years of college have moved on, new running shoes are not something I often think of, until recently. I was running on the treadmill and all of a sudden had pains in the arches of my feet. I tried to run through it, but after a few minutes had to stop. After taking a look at my shoes, I realized it was time for an upgrade.

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Running or Reps - What is better for your body?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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We all have our personalized exercise plans when we lace up for a workout. There are the muscle men that spend their entire gym sessions lifting weights, while there are others who hit the roads for long runs. So who is more effective at working out? When discussing lifting weights versus cardio, is one really better than the other? Well, Women’s Health Magazine says that it depends! The battle of strength versus cardio is squashed as research and experts dish out advice on when to hit the track and when to pick up the pounds.

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HIIT Your Way to Fitness

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Katie Cardinal
Monday, April 25, 2011

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I’ve recently reached a plateau in my workouts where I work out just as hard as I used to, but am no longer seeing the results. After getting quite discouraged and searching online for what to do, I discovered the best thing to do is to switch up my routine. To do so I’ve begun high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Not only am I getting a workout of a lifetime, it’s making me more energized everyday and I’m actually beginning to see some results. So far it’s a win-win situation.

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Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Friday, April 15, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, April 15, 2011

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A recent article published by TIME Magazine has sparked controversy nationwide. Author John Cloud writes on the touchy subject of exercise and weight loss. Cloud proclaims that exercise won’t make you thin. There is always the conceived idea that if you want to lose weight all you need to do is exercise.

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Shin Splits

Friday, April 1, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, April 1, 2011

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Injury and fear of injury are two of the primary reasons individuals either stop their current workout regiment or never begin. Recently, I have been dealing with shin splints, which is not only making my vigorous daily workout nearly impossible, but also daily life. A shin splint, otherwise known as tibial stress syndrome, occurs when you feel a sharp throbbing or aching feeling in your shins either during or just after physical activity.

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Post Work-Out Protein

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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You just finished an intense work out at the gym and you feel great…now what? The common thought, especially if you are exercising to stay in shape or lose weight, might involve food. That thought is one that should come after every work out as eating post work-out is an essential part of exercising.

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Skip the Stretching

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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From the days of gym class in elementary school, we have all been taught that it is beneficial to stretch before any physical activity. But touching our toes and counting to ten before hopping on a treadmill may in fact hurt more than help.

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Wrinkles or Weight Loss?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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We all know that if we want to effectively lose weight, exercise is a must. But there are some instances in which your workout routine may not give you the results you want. We’re talking wrinkles! Yes the perfect body would be well, perfect…but are we sacrificing our youthful stature for the sake of a flat stomach?

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Monday, February 28, 2011

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Katie Cardinal
Monday, February 28, 2011

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Are you tired of being cooped up inside all winter long? Do you needing some activity to take part in outside of your local gym? Well do something about it! There are a variety of winter activities right outside your doorstep that are extremely affordable and extremely fun. The best part - you can burn calories while doing so!

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Warming Up in the Cold

Friday, February 18, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, February 18, 2011

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It’s common for physically active individuals to hop off the treadmill right after a run or jump on a bike as soon as they get to the gym, especially these days when finding a machine at the UNH gym is like finding gold. However, in doing so, an essential part of your work out is lost. Many times, people tend to forget how important a warm-up (and cool-down) is for an effective and safe workout.

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