It happened unexpectedly last Wednesday. I was walking outside, and all of a sudden, I got that distinct sense that fall is coming. The air was crisp, with the familiar smell of fall, and the afternoon sun was noticeably lower in the sky. As university employees, this is an exciting time of year. Students will … Continue reading Good Nutrition starts in your grocery cart!
Our latest Montana Meals "Power Bite" features a rock-star of the food world: the delicious, versatile, and nutritious Egg. Oh, and Cristin. She's a nutrition rock-star. Enjoy some egg-hacks and fun egg-facts! We bet you can't wait to press Play! For those of you who participate in our online incentive program, new challenges will be … Continue reading The Incredible Egg! Power-Bite Video.
One topic that didn’t make the list for Wednesday’s Hot Topics webinar, but that frequently comes up during our live workshops is organic food. Specifically, if organic food is worth the extra cost. My full answer to that question is complex and lengthy, and involves my personal opinions. Maybe someday I’ll write that post. (Spoiler … Continue reading The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15
Hello faithful followers! As we prepare for tomorrow's webinar, "Hot Topics in Exercise & Nutrition", we're excited as always to share content with you. In keeping with our modus operandi, we have amassed enough information to talk for several hours, but are confined to one. Therefore, if you've registered for the webinar, you'll be receiving a survey … Continue reading Hot Topics!
Cristin shows us how to roast delicious vegetables in this Montana Meals "Power Bite". Roasting vegetables is an excellent cooking method to have in your repertoire. Here are a few pros of roasting: Roasted vegetables taste naturally sweet. Roasting works with a variety of vegetables. Roasting is a simple preparation method. For those of you … Continue reading Roasting Veggies! Power Bite Video
If you’re participating in the online MUS Wellness Incentive Program, you may have seen a new challenge for March: Kick a Bad Habit. Usually, the incentive challenges focus on what healthy behaviors we can add to our lives, i.e. intense exercise, quality sleep-promoting habits, more water; but this month we’re encouraging you to give up … Continue reading Kick a Bad (Sugar) Habit!
In my previous post about meal planning, I suggested having ten “go-to” meals that figure regularly into your dinner rotation. These are meals that are relatively quick, easy, healthy, and enjoyed by all in the family. While teaching our Meal Planning Made Easy workshop last fall, one of the attendees requested my personal “go-to” meal … Continue reading Cristin’s “Go-To” Healthy Recipes
"Have a plan, work the plan." If you’ve ever attended one of our Time Management workshops, you’ve heard us say: Have a plan, then work the plan. It’s important for time management, but also for all health & wellness goals. Whether you stick rigidly to your plan or make adjustments on the fly, the important part is … Continue reading That’s the Plan
The year is nearly over, there’s snow on the ground (although melting quickly here in Bozeman), and the Pandora Christmas station can be heard playing in the Wellness office. In other words, the holidays are here! And with the holidays, come the holiday parties. And with the holiday parties, come the holiday cookies, pies, drinks, … Continue reading Party On! (…healthily)
A couple of weeks ago, your MUS Wellness Team got to join the annual UM Staff & Faculty Welcome Back Luncheon hosted by President Engstrom in Missoula. UM Wellness Champions organized fun Wellness activities at the event, and in addition to hula hooping, Grizzly themed corn hole, and voting for fall workshops, Wellness also offered … Continue reading Vegillicious