We’re thrilled that UM President Seth Bodner has teamed up with MUS Wellness to sponsor a series of challenges:  Seth’s Summer Series (try saying that 3 times really fast) 😉

President Bodner picked out three themes he felt were important to his personal well-being: exercising consistently, eating his veggies, and practicing gratitude.

We just wrapped up our June challenge of exercising consistently—at least three times per week for the challenge.  President Bodner said that in addition to the more formal exercise he enjoys like running or hiking the “M”, he also likes to include fun, everyday things like playing with his kids.  The key is getting in purposeful movement that you enjoy and makes you feel great, everyday!

As we begin July, the second part of the series is practicing gratitude.  Taking a moment each day to identify a few things you are thankful for can have a huge impact on your happiness and success, helping you to focus on the positive aspects of your life.  President Bodnar believes so much in the importance of practicing gratitude that it is a habit he’s teaching to his children. He routinely asks his kids to talk about one thing they’re grateful for from the day as he puts them to bed.  For July, our challenge is to make a list of things you are thankful for four times a week.

We’ll wrap up the series in August with a veggie challenge.  Late summer is the perfect time for this, as so many vegetables are in season and your home gardens are looking great!  President Bodnar loves the salads from the UC food court and tries to go to the farmer’s market whenever he can during the summer.

We really appreciate President Bodner sharing some of his keys to well-being with us.  When we wrap up Seth’s Summer Series, be looking for a Back-to-School step challenge sponsored by MSU President Waded Cruzado!

Be Well!

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