Karl Lenser, the UA Little ROck Campus Wellness Coordinator

Experts recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week to stay fit

The most recent recommendations for physical activity suggest that we should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week to improve our health and reduce the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis.

Individuals who are active will also notice that they sleep better, have more energy, and experience fewer illnesses. The good news is that individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels can reap the dozens of benefits from adopting an active lifestyle in addition to a balanced and nutritious diet. Remember that it’s never too late to get moving and improving!  Continue reading “Experts recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week to stay fit”

Karl Lenser, UALR's new employee wellness coordinator, works with Marie Sandusky, UALR's director of health services.

How to reduce stress in the new school year

Stress is something that all of us endure and would like to reduce as much as possible. Major stressors can come from financial woes, relationship problems, employment issues, and daily time/deadline pressures.  Continue reading “How to reduce stress in the new school year”

A UA Little Rock employee enjoys a free session in the university's new message chair. Photo by Ben Krain.

Massage chair newest addition to campus wellness program

University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty, staff, and students now have a new option for health and wellness on campus.  Continue reading “Massage chair newest addition to campus wellness program”

Visiting scholar, Huang Li, from Huaxia University in Xiamen, China teaches tai chi for the fitness center on Jan. 20, 2016, in DSC. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

Registration open for Biggest Loser Boot Camp

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a Biggest Loser Boot Camp from Sept. 4 to Oct. 20 for UA Little Rock students, employees, and members of the Fitness and Aquatics Center.  Continue reading “Registration open for Biggest Loser Boot Camp”