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
During our recent bout of extreme cold I received a question about jumping rope. The question came from someone who mainly walked for exercise, and wanted to know if jumping rope was a good alternative during cold and icy weather when you don't feel like getting out. I thought it was a very good question … Continue reading Jump Rope Question
Our MUS Wellness Incentive Program kicked off last week and one new feature this year is the ability to poll our MUS employees. We've done two polls so far and I wanted to share the results! We often challenge you to set out some goals for the new year, so we asked "What is your … Continue reading Fun Friday Polls!
We're in the midst of ski season, so our latest Montana Moves exercise spotlight features a modification of a popular ski training exercise. We've taken the wall sit exercise and tweaked it to become a more functional, and perhaps more comfortable "Ski Sit". Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/503644614 https://vimeo.com/503644614 For those of you participating in our MUS Wellness … Continue reading Montana Moves Video: The “Ski Sit”