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Splash into Summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, June 2, 2014

                                     Campus Rec

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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Bike for Better Health

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

                                     tungphoto

May is National Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than enjoying a bike ride in the sun? Here at UNH, we are lucky to have a bike-friendly campus, which is demonstrated by the bike lanes that are provided on the roadways.

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Take a walk

Friday, May 9, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Friday, May 9, 2014

                                         digitalart

For my nutrition class freshman year, I had to wear a pedometer everywhere I went for 3 days. I felt a little silly walking around with it attached to my belt loop but at the end of those three days we were able to average our steps and convert it into miles. It was really cool to see how much I was actually walking, on average about 6 miles a day! That 6 miles was just from my daily activities: walking to classes, to the library, to the dining halls. You may not have time to get to the gym everyday but that's okay. You can get a lot of physical activity in just by walking.

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Stand Up!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

                                        Ambro

Chances are, you’re probably reading this blog while sitting down. I’m also sure that you’ve heard one time or another, too many Americans don’t get enough physical activity and spend too much of their day sitting down. While this may be undoubtedly true, I bet you didn’t know that a large amount of time spent sitting each day is harmful even for those who do get the recommended amount of vigorous physical activity.

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Hiking to Stay on Top of Your Health

Friday, April 25, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, April 25, 2014

                                 Michal Marcol

Looking for a new spin on your current workout routine? Skip the gym next time and instead, take on the mountain! Hiking in beautiful New England not only gives you the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air and clear your mind, but hiking is also a powerful cardio and strength building exercise! While getting in a great cardio workout, strengthening your muscles and improving your balance, hiking can also decrease your risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Hike for better Health

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                                  graur razvan ionut

As the ground is finally unthawing and the leaves are starting to grow, it's time to start getting outdoors again! Spring is finally (FINALLY) here and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while working out? One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. It's a really great form of exercise and can also be good for your mental health.

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How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, April 14, 2014

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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Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Friday, April 11, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Friday, April 11, 2014

                                    Healthy UNH

               Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

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Sleep is the Best Medication

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

                                      Stuart Miles

March 7th through the 13th was National Sleep Awareness Week. As busy college students, we tend to neglect sleep. After all, we have so much to get done in a day that sleep is usually put on the back burner. People who sleep poorly are significantly more likely to develop mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, and are more susceptible to have changes in mood and stress levels. For our mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, it is important that we are all getting the recommended amount of sleep a night, which is approximately eight hours.

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