Hello! It's been too long, let's catch up! And I suppose I owe you a race report. After getting back from New York, following several weeks of zipping around Montana, I've been playing catch up in the office, and beginning to plan our 2020 MUS Wellness program. This is one of my favorite times of … Continue reading New York City Marathon Race Report
Yes, it’s true. After 7 wonderful years as Nutrition & Health Education Specialist with the Montana University System Wellness Program, I have decided to pursue another opportunity as Research Dietitian with The Food & Health Lab here at Montana State University. This decision was not easy. I recently heard someone talking about how joy and … Continue reading Farewell from Cristin
Here’s a peek at our Wellness education and events coming up for the remainder of October! 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade begins Friday, 10/11! Registration still open!TRIVIA TIME! Wednesday, 10/9, MSU Billings Library 311.UM Campus Walkabout, 10/15, UM OvalBuild a Better Breakfast, 10/16, UM UC 225 (8am)TRIVIA TIME! 10/17, UM UC 329What should I do at the … Continue reading October Events
In the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, we administered a two-part survey through our online incentive program. The goal of this survey was to evaluate the level of employee engagement and feeling of inclusion at work here at MUS. Over 900 individuals -- approximately 12% of those eligible -- participated in both … Continue reading MUS Employee Engagement Survey
As we're all settling into the new semester, MUS Wellness is gearing up for another round of live and online education, and Wellcheck health screenings on your campus! You can view or download a PDF with dates and registration links to all our upcoming events and education slated for the next several weeks by clicking … Continue reading Fall Education and Wellchecks
Hi MUS! We're excited to announce a special webinar opportunity on Friday, September 13th! Building Employee Resilience for Colleges & Universities Mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience are the “must have skills” for modern professionals---yet many professionals are too stressed to know where to start. Join Joe Burton, author and founder and CEO of Whil for … Continue reading Building Employee Resilience
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!
UM President Seth Bodnar’s July gratitude challenge on Limeade concluded this week, and we hope you had a chance to participate! The challenge was to make a list of a few things you are grateful for, at least 4 times per week. Research on gratitude interventions have linked expressing gratitude to increased happiness and decreased … Continue reading Gratitude+
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