Today's ask-a-wellness-question features one of our favorite sport/medical sayings: "How can you tell when an exercise injury should be rested rather than rubbing a little dirt on it?" Excellent question, and one which we all will most likely face several times throughout our lives, especially if we exercise regularly, and/or still participate in recreational sports. … Continue reading Rub some dirt on it
Someone recently shared with me an article in the mainstream media that read: "Fitness fanatics should rethink daily 10,000-step goal, Harvard study claims." Being the Exercise Specialist for MUS Wellness, I suppose I should consider myself in the Fitness Fanatic population, so I read the article to see what I should beware of, regarding getting … Continue reading Fitness Fanatics Beware!!!
We recently asked you guys to send us health and wellness related questions, and of course we received hundreds of thoughtful queries. In today's post, I thought I'd tackle a fitness question that I really liked: "What does a typical week of workouts look like that includes all the components deemed necessary: stretching & flexibility, … Continue reading Question Time: A Typical Week
Many of us work at a desk, or sit at meetings during work, but research published within the past 10 years clearly points to the association between prolonged sitting and increased health risks including diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Not to mention, it just makes us feel bad. When we sit for a long time, … Continue reading Desk Reset Video
Our MUS Campus Walk-off challenge concluded last Sunday, and we wanted to give a shout out to our champion---Helena College! Way to go! MUS Wellness program participants at Helena College will be receiving 50 bonus Incentive points as a prize. Woot Woot! Here were our Top 3 schools: Helena College: 399,085 steps per participant during … Continue reading Helena College Walks it Off!
May is National Bike Month, and even though winter was still in full force on the last day of April, May looks promising for some more spring-like weather, so if you haven't already, this weekend could be a great time to knock the off-season dust of your family's bikes and make sure they're ready to … Continue reading Bike Ready
The latest Montana Moves video is featured this month in our online Incentive Program, but we also wanted to post it here in case anyone missed it! Lack of time is often used as an excuse for missing exercise. "Just too busy today." "I meant to get to the gym, but I just ran out … Continue reading Express Workout Video
Our environment plays a critical role in influencing so many of the choices we make daily. Given the choice between easy and difficult, we most often choose easy. More complicated, or simple? We'll take simple please. When it comes to exercise, I've heard a fitness expert say, "The best gym is the one that's closest … Continue reading Creating Healthy Space
Today's success story comes from Trudy Carey. Trudy is the director of Disability Support Services at MSU Billings, and has been a Wellness Champion on that campus for several years. Trudy has also been a very active and competitive participant in all our wellness challenges. She especially loves a good step challenge, as her story … Continue reading Hitting 10,000. Every Day.
Kudos to our Bozeman and Missoula communities, who set more records this year in their annual Can the Griz/Can the Cats Food drive competition. Over 850,000 lbs of food and funds were collected this year between the two communities, with each receiving record donations to their local food banks. Amazing! MUS Wellness was able to … Continue reading Very Healthy Competition