Category Archives: Fitness
If you’ve frequented the UND Wellness Center in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that there is some new décor in the weight room. Big bold letters telling you to “PUT AWAY YOUR WEIGHTS” is what you are greeted by.
This campaign/promo is coming on the heels of many many complaints from participants of having to clean up after their peers just to do their own workout. This policy has always been in place at the Wellness – to help keep the Wellness looking its best and also to provide a common courtesy to your fellow Wellness members. Why should they have to clean up after you? They aren’t your mother – and I’m pretty sure your mother would just make you do it yourself anyways.
So please do your part & clean up after yourself – and this could include putting your dirty sweat towels in the bins that are out there and wipe down your sweat covered machines – no one wants to lay in your sweat, so use the sanitizing wipes that are provided.
Remember YOU can to help keep the Wellness clean!
Are you looking for a fitness challenge in your life? Then sign up for the “5 Day Challenge!” The challenge is an event held at the Wellness Center running from March 20th through March 24th. Each day the participants will complete the appropriate task. Champions will be determined at the end of the 5th day!
Day 1: The Cooper Test – Run 12 minutes and measure the distance traveled
Day 2: The “Ups” – Push ups + Pull ups + Sit ups + Jump squat – Participants weakest category = Score
Day 3: Let’s Rock – Transverse the rock wall for as long as possible
Day 4: Row, row, row – Row for 10 minutes and see how far you went
Day 5: The 40/40 Challenge – Click HERE to learn more about this challenge
If you’re interested or would like more information about this event, contact Jesse Stein at 701.777.2719 or by email at email@example.com.
So often I have a hard time making it to the gym on a regular schedule like I expect myself to. Sometimes there is a paper whose due date seems to creep up on me, or maybe a test I know I need to study for. Either way I always feel as if I’m not getting enough exercise for that given week. These times make me wonder, what is the perfect amount of exercise to see the largest benefits? Spoiler Alert: I don’t know.
But what I do know is what guidelines to follow and I know the warning signs of exercising too much and too little. Here they are:
These are some warning signs you are exercising too much:
• If you are always working out alone all the time, and while at the gym you isolate yourself from others. It’s bad to work out alone, but when it is a recurring theme it might be a warning sign.
• If you work out consistently with a routine lasting more than 2 hours.
• If you suddenly increase the routine length and total amount of time exercising
• If you are exercising through tough pains
All of these are possible signs of excessive exercising or overtraining. Continuing to exercise too much will actually cause a decrease in your body’s performance. You will become sorer, more prone to injury; you will possibly develop sleep problems or appetite changes. But most commonly many emotional changes will take place like becoming more depressed and anxious.
It is easier to see if you aren’t exercising enough because there are guidelines that tell us how much exercise we should be getting. 2.5 hours of moderate exercise a week, with two days of lifting weights. Every 2 minutes of moderate exercise, however, can be switched with one minute of high intensity exercise. Using these guidelines as a minimum will help you stay healthy and physically fit.
After learning what too much and too little exercise is, it is time to set time aside to meet these guidelines. Be cautious if you go way over and watch for the warning signs of too much exercise. If you feel you are overtraining give yourself a prolonged rest period so your body mentally and physically can recover.
*Minimum required amounts of exercise were taken from the “2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans”
The Dean of the College of Education and Human Development invites the campus community to the next Deans for Wellness Initiative lecture on financial wellness.
Sandra Short, Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, present “Couponing: A Contribution to Financial Wellness” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in 113 Education Building.
Mark your calendars from 12-12:50pm at the Education Building, Room 113, to attend all of the Wednesday lectures:
March 20: Tanis Hastmann, “Obesity Prevention: Individual to Community, and Beyond” April 10: Sarah Edwards, “Lifelong Mental Well-Being” May 1: Lars Helgeson, “The Effects of Stress and Stress Reduction”
Please bring your lunch, do some physical movement and enjoy!