Montana Meals

Montana Meals April Challenge:  On the Right Track

Do you ever mindlessly eat an entire bag of chips without even realizing it until all of the chips are gone?    Do you know how many servings of fruits and vegetables you actually eat on a typical day?

The first step in making healthy changes to your diet starts with awareness of your eating habits.  That’s why this month’s challenge is to track your food and beverage intake for a full day, including estimated portion sizes and time of day.  If you track multiple days throughout the month, you will be entered into the prize drawing for each day that you track, up to 3 entries.  You can record your intake by hand, or you can use an online food tracker (i.e. MyFitnessPal) and print out a record of your day.  Then email your record to wellness@montana.edu with April Meals in the subject line, fax it to (406) 994-2391, or send it to 225 Romney Gym, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.  Entries are due by Wednesday, May 1st.

Don’t worry; entries will not be judged on nutritional quality!  It’s great to include more healthy foods on the day that you track, but it’s more important to be honest and give yourself an accurate picture of how you eat.

Montana Moves

Montana Moves April Challenge:  Let’s get together and feel alright!

The Montana Moves April Challenge is to create, or participate in, an on-campus meet-up group.  Health and Wellness are so much easier to manage when you have a social support group.  This challenge may take a little initiative, but it will be well worth it!  Some ideas?  A walking group is probably the easiest, but any meet-up that participates in an on-going activity can count:  hiking, jogging, yoga, biking, basketball, soccer, etc.  To enter, just let us know who you are, where you are, the name of your group (if you have one), what your group does, and when and where you meet.  Anything MUS Wellness can do to promote your group or be supportive, we will!  Send your group information to wellness@montana.edu with the subject line April Moves to be entered into our monthly prize drawing.  This month, we’ll have a prize for the group!  Entries are due by Wednesday, May 1st.

You must be a Montana University System insured plan member to participate.

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