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Physical Activity

Swim anytime of the year!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Monday, November 17, 2014
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When the seasons change it is hard to do a physical activity. Luckily our campus offers great physical activities all year round. One hidden gem is the Swasey indoor pool. Swimming is one physical activity that uses all your muscles. The resistance of the water makes body movements tougher without straining your body. It also helps prevent sudden movements that could cause injury. At the gym you are pounding on your legs when you are running or jolting from lifting weights. These actions can cause real damage on your body.

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Intramural Sports

Monday, November 3, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Monday, November 3, 2014
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Do you love to play sports but don’t have the time to commit to a club or university team? If so, intramural sports are a great alternative for you! UNH offers over 20 different types of intramurals, including traditional games such as soccer, flag football, and field hockey and some rather untraditional sports like broomball or wheelchair ultimate Frisbee. Virtually anyone can play: undergraduate, graduates, faculty, and staff members. The only extra qualification for employees is that you must be a member of the Hamel Rec Center.

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Age of Champions!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, September 22, 2014

Regularly exercise and physical activity are essential to support overall health at any age. The ability to maintain an active lifestyle becomes increasingly important as individuals age. The National Institute on Aging reports that regular physical activity in adulthood can result in many long-term health benefits and reduce the risk of acquiring diseases or disabilities associated with aging, such as arthritis, heart disease or diabetes.

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National Yoga Month

Friday, September 19, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Friday, September 19, 2014
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            September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.

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Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, July 28, 2014

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With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs. 

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Shake Up Your Workout Routine!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, July 7, 2014

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It is extremely easy to get into workout ruts. Maybe you go to the gym and always do cardio, maybe you only go to step class, or are only focused on getting flat abs for summer. Whatever your rut—Shake it up! 

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How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, June 9, 2014

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Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering. Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising! First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you! I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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UNH Outing Club

Friday, June 6, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Friday, June 6, 2014

New Hampshire boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in New England, so why not take advantage of it? The New Hampshire Outing Club (NHOC) is the oldest and largest organization at UNH that offers off-campus trips to undergraduate students every weekend.

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Splash into Summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, June 2, 2014

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Looking for a cool new workout during the hot summer? Why not try swimming? Swimming is fun and can be a great workout, not to mention it's way better on your joints than pounding the pavement. It's a low impact activity that uses your entire body against the water resistance. Swimming continuously keeps your heart rate up and builds endurance. The activity combines cardio training and muscle strengthening for a total body workout. As you are pushing yourself through the water, you are also improving balance, posture, and coordination.

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How to Enhance Your Work Out

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fitting in a good workout during the work day isn’t always easy; so why not make sure it’s worth it? I try and fit in workouts every other day at the Hamel Recreation Center in between my class schedule. Published in TIME magazine, Jennifer Cohen, a health and fitness expert lists seven workout habits that make your workout more ineffective, and how to fix them. Fixing the following habits will allow you to be a more efficient exerciser:

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