We're 50 days into the New Year/New Decade. It's always easy at this point of the year, after a fresh start, to bog down, to lose momentum, and slip back into old familiar habits. February can be tough: the weather is unpredictable, illness threatens to run rampant at our places of work and in our … Continue reading In the Groove
It's back to school for many of our MUS locations this week, so we just wanted to say welcome back, and share some wellness related reminders to keep on your radar as you get back into the routine of an exciting new semester. Fitness The beginning of school in the fall is often like a … Continue reading Welcome Back!
Activity challenges have always been a key component of our Wellness program, and I just wanted to take a moment to recognize some awesomeness. We just wrapped up a summer team step challenge, where we challenged teams of 4 to 6 employees to amass 1,250,000 steps. Our Top 20 teams collectively walked 60 million steps! … Continue reading Gettin’ it Done!
Last week I tackled the following question: "How can you tell when an exercise injury should be rested rather than rubbing a little dirt on it?" I also shared that I was actually having to answer the question for myself as I was dealing with a strained calf muscle with a race approaching. I'm happy … Continue reading Rub Some Dirt On It Epilogue
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