Karl Lenser

The Resolution Solution

The new year is quickly approaching and with that arrives the standard new year’s resolutions that usually include some sort of fitness and weight loss goals. Unfortunately, the success rate for some of the weight loss and “get in shape” resolutions is usually quite dismal.  Continue reading “The Resolution Solution”

Karl Lenser

METABOLISM BOOSTING: WHAT CAN YOU DO?

So what exactly is metabolism, and why are so many people interested in obtaining a faster one? Your metabolism is an ongoing process that your body undergoes 24/7 throughout your entire lifetime. Simply stated, it’s a group of chemical and physical actions that help your body create and expend energy (calories).  Continue reading “METABOLISM BOOSTING: WHAT CAN YOU DO?”

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”

UA Little Rock faculty and staff members are invited to join the employee wellness program from June 17 to July 28.

Employee Wellness step challenge begins June 17

It’s time to lace up those shoelaces and get fit for the summer with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summer Step Challenge.  Continue reading “Employee Wellness step challenge begins June 17”

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student gets some quality puppy time during the Rent-A-Puppy event.

UA Little Rock Campus Wellness Program to host De-Stress Fest May 1

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Wellness Program is hosting a De-Stress Fest on Wednesday, May 1, to help students de-stress in time for final exams. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Campus Wellness Program to host De-Stress Fest May 1”

Dr. Simon Hawkins and Dr. Jessica Scott proudly show off their Little Rock Marathon medals.

UA Little Rock community competes in Little Rock Marathon

Nearly 70 UA Little Rock faculty, staff, and students spent a rainy weekend staying active and healthy while competing in the Little Rock Marathon March 2-3.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock community competes in Little Rock Marathon”

Ottenheimer Library employee Louise Lowe demonstrates some simple at-home exercises with a fitness ball. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock library staff steps up for fitness

In Ottenheimer Library, where UA Little Rock’s students, staff, and faculty are usually found quietly studying or working, the employees of Ottenheimer Library have challenged themselves to be more fit, active, and healthy.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock library staff steps up for fitness”

Employee wellness step challenge begins Feb. 11

The Employee Wellness Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock encourages all faculty and staff to join its upcoming fitness challenge, “Step into Spring,” from Feb. 11 to March 24. Continue reading “Employee wellness step challenge begins Feb. 11”