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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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What Would Our Ancestors Do? Run Barefoot!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, November 19, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Artie Boutin

Everyone has their own gym attire, but most of the time you see the same work out gear; shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers, but while at the gym recently I noticed something a little more unusual. Instead of sneakers, a girl was wearing shoes that were so unlike sneakers they looked like toe socks. The thin fabric covering her feat outlined each toe and was being held on her foot by a Velcro strap. Is she really going to run in those? I thought to myself.

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It's Not All About the Cardio

Friday, November 12, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, November 12, 2010

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There is a common misconception of many individuals that physical activity means solely cardiovascular activity. These forms of activity could be classified as running, jogging, biking, swimming, hiking etc…and they ARE very important. However, muscular strength and endurance training plays an equally important role in physical activity. Muscle training can be categorized into two categories, Strength and Endurance. Strength training is the amount of weight lifted in one repetition of exercise while endurance is a longer duration of lower weight.

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How to Choose Exercise Shoes

Monday, October 25, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suet Eman

As fall starts and the leaves begin to change color, I find myself ready to go outside and enjoy the crisp air. The sights and smells of fall are invigorating, and make even the most routine walk seem more enjoyable. However, the blisters that I get from wearing my favorite pair of shoes are not enjoyable. This week, I finally broke down and decided that it was time to buy a new pair of shoes that would make my feet feel good, instead of cramped and sweaty.

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Step it Up

Monday, October 18, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, October 18, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Arvind Balarman

Throughout the past three weeks I’ve been wearing a pedometer to count the number of steps I take on a given day. Being a fairly active person who walks to class rather than taking the bus and works as a server at a very busy restaurant in Newington, I assumed that I walked approximately two to four miles per day. What I found, however, absolutely astonished me. On school days, work days, and days where I both went to school and worked I walked approximately two to four, seven to twelve, and ten to fourteen miles, respectively.

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To Exercise, or Not to Exercise? That is The Question.

Friday, October 8, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Razvan Ionut

For as long as I can remember I have always heard, “to lose weight- diet and exercise”, but a recent article written in TIME Magazine reports on some contraindicating news. Some of you may have heard the recent buzz surrounding exercise and weight loss, where researchers and weight loss gurus are claiming there is not always a positive correlation.

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Fall for the Fall

Friday, October 1, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

As the temperatures start to drop out of the 70’s, many people begin to get into “winter” mode and forget about all the great things the fall has to offer, especially in New England.  This season is a great time to take advantage of some outside physical activities.  Around UNH, you can find some great running routes or take a stroll through college woods. All the leaves are beginning to change colors and a walk in college woods is not only great for your health, but maybe a nice stress reliever too!

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Fitness Around UNH

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

We have all heard about the benefits of being physically fit, but the tricky part is figuring out how to become fit. While it may seem easy to some, many people of all ages and abilities struggle to find a routine that works for them. At UNH, there are many different programs and opportunities to be able to get on track with getting fit. Having a fit lifestyle should be a lifelong goal, not a short-lived fad. Be patient with yourself and let your body take time to adjust to your new routine.

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