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Montana Meals February Challenge:  Eat Smart for Your Heart!

February is American Heart Month, and to celebrate, Montana Meals is challenging you to include at least one Heart Healthy food per day in your diet and track it. A heart healthy diet includes lots of colorful fruits, veggies, and high fiber foods, and limits sodium, saturated fats and trans fats. While no single food can prevent heart disease, the following is a list of foods that research has shown to be particularly beneficial to heart health. Incorporate at least one of the following foods into your diet for 25 out of 28 days in February to successfully complete this challenge!

  • Oatmeal
  • Citrus fruits
  • Salmon or Tuna
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Barley
  • Tomatoes
  • Bananas
  • Sweet Potato
  • Green Tea
  • Apples
  • Walnuts or Almonds

Download your February Log here, and send to wellness@montana.edu with the subject February Meals or fax to 406-994-2391 by March 3rd to be eligible for our monthly drawing. Stay tuned for more heart healthy posts this month, and for more info on American Heart Month, check out this link from the CDC.

Montana Moves February Challenge:  Make Tracks!

It’s February in Montana!  Embrace the Winterness!  Montana Moves encourages you to get out, play, and share this month with our “Make Tracks” challenge. Whether it’s skis, snowshoes, boots, or wheels, take a picture of the tracks you make and share with us, along with your location.  Bonus points for new trails or new activities! Thinking about going snowshoeing for the first time or knocking the dust off those XC skis? Here’s your excuse. Dog tracks count as well! Email us your photo/story at wellness@montana.edu with the subject: February Moves, or tweet it to @montanamoves.

Here’s a couple of examples from 2013:

bianca hyalite

cooke city

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

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