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Physical Activity

Tough Mudder: Physical Activity With a Cause

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Evgeni Dinev

This past May, I completed one of the most physically challenging events in my life – it also happened to be one of the most fun events I have ever participated in as well. Tough Mudder came to New England with its epicenter at Mount Snow in Vermont.

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Skip the Bus and Become More Buff

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Physical activity. If you’re as busy as me, the thought alone can be daunting, bringing on feelings of guilt and stress. Managing your time gets hard in college, especially if you’re still adjusting as a freshman or a transfer student. Exercise for 60 minutes each day? You can’t even finish your homework. How the heck are you going to fit an entire hour of physical activity in there? And frankly, sweating it out at the gym in front of all the other gym-goers doesn’t seem very tempting to many of us. However, exercise really is important.

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Motivation at your Fingertips

Monday, December 5, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Monday, December 5, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Vuono

In a recent post by Katrina Heisler, she discussed the different apps that are compatible with iPhones to help us stay motivated to hit the gym and how as little as text messaging could contribute to weight loss. Well another app to add to the list is "Nexercise".

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Startin’ School and Stayin’ Fit

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of CapemayL

The summer is over and school has finally started up again. For some this may be their last year and for others it may be their first. While we are all excited to be here on campus, we all recognize that we have quite busy schedules. We have to manage going to class, hanging out with the friends we haven’t seen all summer, doing school work and somehow still manage to get some sleep. For many, their days are so busy that they don’t even want to think about physical activity.

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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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Changing the Pyramid

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of My Pyramid

For years, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Food Guide Pyramid focused on just that: food. It was a flat, one-dimensional view of the “perfect” diet that grouped all individuals, regardless of size or health status, into one category and focused primarily on counting calories and restricting serving sizes. When, however, the new Food Guide Pyramid was established in 2005, it took on a more complex, multidimensional look. As pictured above, the new Food Guide Pyramid focused on the utilization of vertical bands for each food group which taper toward the top of the pyramid.

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