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
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
We’re thrilled that UM President Seth Bodner has teamed up with MUS Wellness to sponsor a series of challenges: Seth’s Summer Series (try saying that 3 times really fast) 😉 President Bodner picked out three themes he felt were important to his personal well-being: exercising consistently, eating his veggies, and practicing gratitude. We just wrapped … Continue reading Seth’s Summer Series
MUS Wellness is proud to announce our first Departmental Award winner! The MSU Billings Library earned our Gold level award for creating an excellent culture of workplace well-being. Being conscious of well-being is nothing new to the MSUB Library, as they formed a wellness committee back in 2009. The committee created a monthly newsletter for … Continue reading Yellowjacket Gold
It's Cristin's turn to answer a question that was recently sent in as part of our Ask-a- Wellness-Question challenge: Are there foods that will help in preventing dementia? In short, yes! Our understanding of the connection between nutrition and brain health is still growing, but what we know so far is best summarized in the recommendations … Continue reading Brain Food
Episode 24: Neal and Cristin recap the Halting Hypertension series, announce the first MUS Wellness Departmental Award winner, and each share their top priority suggestions for staying healthy. The Montana Moves & Meals Wellchat is available on Itunes podcasts! Subscribe and take us with you for a walk, run, or drive!
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!!!