MUS Wellness is once again partnering with nutrition expert Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, aka the Nutrition Diva, to offer the 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade to MUS Benefits Plan members! And, as an added bonus, our own Cristin Stokes will be assisting with this year's Nutrition Upgrade, so if you've been missing Cristin, this is a great … Continue reading 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade is Back!
I've been eagerly awaiting the beginning of CSA (community supported agriculture) season, and it finally arrived this week! For the past few years, I've participated in a CSA share through Townes Harvest Garden at MSU. Since I've recently focused on several at-home fitness videos through the COVID crisis, I thought it would be a nice … Continue reading CSA Opening Day! (Video)
Here's a special treat for your Monday. Last fall Cristin recorded a final podcast featuring an interview with her dietetic intern, Kaitlyn Schlangen. In this episode of the Wellchat, Cristin and Kaitlyn discuss eating seasonally. Because March is the month that gives us daylight savings time and the first day of spring, we thought why … Continue reading Wellchat 26: Eating Seasonally
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!
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
Although it’s too early to draw conclusions, data suggests that the 2018/2019 flu vaccine has been a good match against the main strains going around, and this year’s season is shaping out to be milder than last’s. Even so, the latest reports from the CDC show that the flu is still widespread across the U.S., … Continue reading Fighting the Flu with Food
The first Montana Meals challenge of 2019 challenged you to "Expand your Spice Horizons!" In the words of Cristin, "An excellent way to boost your nutrition and wake up your cooking is to cook more often with herbs and spices. Be brave, try some new flavors, and have fun." We wanted to check in and … Continue reading Spice it Up!
Happy 2019! Although I’m not one to make strict resolutions, I do find that the start of a new year is a good time for self-reflection and a setting of intentions for the coming year. For me, the subtle language shift from resolution to intention allows more flexibility, and when it comes to making behavior … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Back in the fall, MUS Wellness hosted dietetic intern StephTarnacki, and together we created two videos introducing home fermentation. If you participate in our MUS Wellness Incentive Program, you may have already caught the one on kombucha. We wanted to post it again, along with a brand new video featuring how to make your own … Continue reading Home Fermentation Video Series