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
The summer flew by quickly, as it always does in Montana, and many of us are settling in, anticipating the arrival of students, and trying to get organized and ready to launch into the new fall semester. For those of us who work in education, have kids returning to school, or both, fall has a … Continue reading New Semester=New Fitness Opportunities
This one is for all of you participating in our current "Get to the Core" challenge as part of the MUS Wellness Incentive Program. If you've been cranking out those planks and increasing your core strength over the past few weeks, our latest Montana Moves video gives you some ideas about how to kick it … Continue reading Spicy Planks (Video)
Your Exercise Specialist is human. Like many of my fellow Montanans, I was beginning to feel like I was living somewhere more like Seattle or Portland, after weeks upon weeks of rain and gloom. To make matters worse, it seemed the cycles of rainy stationary fronts would always arrive right around the beginning of the … Continue reading The Dreaded DOMS
For our latest MUS Wellness online resource, we've added a new Exercise Library. You can access the library by clicking the link above or by navigating there via the drop-down on the Events & Media tab located at the top-right of these pages. Currently, the library contains 40 exercises grouped into the following categories: Dynamic … Continue reading New Exercise Library
In case you missed our recent webinar on foot & ankle health, here's a few highlights, plus a short video featuring some exercises and stretches to keep your ankles and feet healthy and happy. Top Ten Things we learned about our amazing feet. About a quarter of the bones in your body are located in … Continue reading The Amazing Foot & Ankle Complex
June's just getting started, the weather is awesome, and if you commute to work via bike, foot, or even public transportation, there's a couple of local commuter challenges going on this month you may be interested in! The Montana Commuter Challenge is an annual statewide challenge sponsored by Bike Walk Montana, and the Bozeman Commuter … Continue reading June Commuter Challenges!
Happy National Bike to Work Week! Although Bozeman chose to delay our Bike to Work Week Festivities (June 4-8), I still rode into the office this morning in solidarity with the rest of the state and nation! Everything is so green and the air is crisp---it's an outstanding time to ride! To kick off this … Continue reading Bike to Work (in Comfort)