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Skip the Stretching

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Andy Newson

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

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

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

Author: 
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

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

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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Sprinting to Your Weight Loss Goal?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Mens Health

In a perfect world, losing weight would be as easy as snapping your fingers...eat right, hit the gym a few days and you’ve reached your ideal weight loss goal. Unfortunately, it is not that easy and sometimes it seems no that matter how many cookies we pass up in favor of carrots, and how many hours we log at the gym, the scale won’t budge! Weight loss professionals are claiming there is a solution - high intensity interval training has been shown to help those who have reached a plateau and need an extra push to reach their goal.

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Live to Ride

Monday, January 24, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, January 24, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

Just because the winter months are here and we have lots of snow doesn’t mean your exercise routine has to come to a halt. According to Fit Day, winter sports, especially snowboarding, can have a great impact on your health. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, being on the mountain and outdoors can enhance your mood.

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From Minutes to Years, Exercise Helps

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

We all know exercise is good for you, but did you know you can start reaping the benefits within just minutes? Fitness Magazine published an article pointing out the pros of exercising from the minute you start to years after.

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Anyone have a tissue? Or a treadmill instead? Exercising to boost the immune system!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, December 20, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Jeroen van Oostrom

It’s that time of year again where it seems that everyone is getting sick. A recent study done by Appalachian State University found that on average patients are sick for 13 days during the winter months and 8 days during the fall season. However, the study also found that people who exercised or participated in physical activity were sick half of those days.

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Help Fight Off Colds This Winter by Exercising

Monday, December 6, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, December 6, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Simon Howden

We have all heard the household remedies for fighting off the common cold, such as washing your hands frequently or consuming vitamin C. New research from a report published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that people who exercise regularly tend to have fewer colds than sedentary people.

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Working Out to Healthier Skin

Monday, November 29, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, November 29, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

We all know that physical activity has a direct impact on muscle tone and cardiovascular health, but did you know regular exercise can have a positive impact on skin health? That’s right, regular physical activity has been linked to healthier, younger looking skin in addition to reduced risk of acne and breakouts.

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