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”
Our 2021 MUS Wellness Incentive Program launches Tuesday, January 26th! We're excited to enter our eighth year partnering with Limeade, and we have some significant upgrades and changes for this year's program we can't wait to share with you! First, we're moving to an improved "Limeade ONE" platform this year. If you're visiting via the … Continue reading MUS Wellness Incentive Program Launching Tuesday 1/26!
For those of you who participate in our MUS Wellness Incentive Program, we are entering the final few days of this year's iteration, so we wanted to say thanks for participating and share some important end-of-year dates. December 14th---Challenges EndDecember 17th---Last Day to track a challengeDecember 21st---LAST DAY TO CLAIM AN AMAZON GIFT CARD!!!December 22nd---Incentive … Continue reading Incentive Program Final Week!
This exercise spotlight video teaches the single leg balance to reach exercise and the single leg deadlift. Single leg exercises are not only great for strength, but they really challenge our balance and stability, and transfer well to sports like cross country skiing. Now if we could just get it to snow... Stay strong, stay … Continue reading Exercise Spotlight: Single Leg Balance to Reach
"I love that you're making the webinar about resilience a demonstration!" Last week, MUS Wellness hosted a Mental Wellness webinar with special guest Dr. Alison Brennan, Mental Health Specialist for MSU Extension. If you tuned in live, you know that we experienced some difficulty getting Alison joined onto the webinar. And by difficulty, I mean … Continue reading Mental Wellness Webinar