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
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!
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!
"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
Howdy ya'll! MUS Wellness is hosting our next webinar on Tuesday, November 17th at noon. The webinar will be a practical look at mental health tips and resources with a focus on staying resilient through challenging times and circumstances. 2020 has been a year like no other, with challenges unlike any we've ever experienced. As … Continue reading Mental Wellness Webinar 11/17
For much of Montana, winter and summer had a slugfest over the weekend. The 70-degree temperature swing was especially welcomed here in Bozeman to stunt the frightening Bridger Foothills fire that exploded over the weekend. But as we passed Labor Day and seem to have settled into some nice fall weather, it gave me somewhat … Continue reading Getting into Fall