https://vimeo.com/738683005 https://vimeo.com/738683005 In the latest video, Neal breaks down his "High Five", the five most important concepts for improved physical well-being: Move More, Sit Less Move Better Find Balance Play Outside Have Fun
Congratulations to the Montana Tech Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department (IAS), for earning an MUS Wellness Departmental Gold award for the second year! The IAS department includes faculty in the Social Sciences, History, English, and Writing. The IAS department met the MUS Wellness Gold level standard for office physical activity, nutrition, and culture. One new … Continue reading Montana Tech IAS Department earns Wellness Gold!
We hope everyone had a wonderful summer! As we're all gearing up for a new fall semester, here are a couple of MUS Wellness resources to keep in the front of your mind. The return of school is an excellent time to double down on those healthy habits that keep us physically and mentally fit. … Continue reading Welcome Back!
The MSUB Library team has earned an MUS Wellness Departmental Gold Award for outstanding wellness initiatives and positive workplace culture throughout a very difficult year. In spite of Covid, the MSUB Library team ramped up their efforts to stay collaborative and creatively maintain a healthy work environment month after month, with special emphasis on mental … Continue reading MSU Billings Library earns Gold again!
We all know by now that 10,000 steps-a-day the universal step goal, right? It's the number your step tracker is most likely set to default. It's the number we hear thrown about whenever we're talking about daily step metrics and health goals. But there has always been some controversy about where 10,000 came from, and … Continue reading Should 7000 be your next daily step goal?
Every day we make hundreds of choices that affect our well-being, both short-term and long. Most of these choices we make without giving them much thought. For example, I'm betting most of us brushed our teeth this morning without too much introspection. When health-promoting behaviors get incorporated into our daily routines and become habitual, this … Continue reading Prompts and Behaviors
The heat has arrived all across Big Sky country, with temps nearing or reaching triple digits in many places. If you're exercising or recreating outside, here are some tips to stay cool and safe. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Carry a water bottle and keep it filled throughout the day. A hydrated body can deal much better … Continue reading Beating the Heat
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Unfortunately, Montana traditionally falls below national averages, and is often near the bottom of many mental health metrics, including suicide rate. In a recent flash poll of our Incentive Program participants we asked, "How are you feeling today?" Here are the results of that snapshot: Awesome!26%Pretty good55%Just OK15%Not so … Continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mobility is vital to physical fitness. When our bodies are mobile, we move properly, have better function, and tend to have less pain. Two areas of the body that should be mobile are the hips and thoracic spine (upper back). Age, inactivity, and sitting can contribute to stiffness and a lack of mobility in these … Continue reading Montana Moves Video: Hip/Spine Mobility Sequence