Videos

MUS Wellness is actively building a video library which includes information on our programs, exercise tips, and motivational stories. Watch now and email wellness with questions.

 

    General Health and Wellness

     
    Wellness Introduction:

    This video guides our MUS new employees or employees new to our Wellness Program through all of our online Wellness resources and Employee Benefits. This video may be used by MUS Human Resources departments for New Hire Benefits Orientation.

    Exercise, Fitness, and Movement

    Montana Moves Power Bite: Bicycle Comfort

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness, demonstrates different hand positions on standard drop handlebars, and talks about staying comfortable on your bike so you can ride longer and happier.
    Exercise Spotlight: The Deadbug

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness, coaches the Deadbug, a basic core exercise.
    Move Better: Core Circuit

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness specialist for MUS Wellness, demonstrates a 5-exercise circuit targeting the core, or trunk. This circuit consists of body weight exercises and trains musculature in all areas of the trunk. The circuit can be used as part of a dynamic warmup to "wake up" the core, as a finisher to a resistance training session, or any time a person wants to focus on core training and strengthening.
    Functional Lower Body Complex

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness, demonstrates a quick lower-body exercise complex for functional fitness.
    The Amazing M.E.T

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness, discusses an often overlooked tool for measuring exercise intensity found on many pieces of indoor cardio equipement, the M.E.T., or Metabolic Equivalent of Task.
    Move Better: The Squat

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness, demonstrates the body-weight squat as the first installment of the Montana Moves "Move Better" series.
    Indoor Cardio Circuit

    An example of an indoor cardio circuit utilizing interval training and multiple pieces of equipment, presented by Neal Andrews, Exercise and Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness. This circuit features a round of 4 intervals of 2-4 minutes, followed by a 1 minute transitional rest. 1-3 Rounds are suggested. This is a great winter workout for multisport athletes, someone bored with their indoor routine, or anyone wishing to increase cardiovascular work capacity.
    Treadmill Workstation-" walk while you work"

    The Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center on the campus of MSU Bozeman recently purchased a treadmill workstation, called "Office On the Move." Neal Andrews from MUS Wellness demos the workstation and discusses the benefits of adding light activity during the day, as well as the dangers of sedentary behavior. To reserve a time to use the workstation, call the Fitness Center at 994-5500.
    Office Stretches

    Simple stretches and exercises you can do at your desk to break up prolonged sitting. Featured in MUS Wellness Webinar "Sitting is the New Smoking." The full webinar can be seen here: attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3914922551900489472
    This video is presented by Montana University System Wellness and Montana Moves.
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    Office Stretch Sequence Part 2

    Used in conjunction with our Wellness webinar, "Sitting is the New Smoking 2", this video demonstrates a ground-based stretch sequence that can be used anywhere. Also, a more challenging standing stretch is also demonstrated.

    Cable Pulldown


    Cable Pulldown exercise technique provided by Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist with the Montana University System Wellness program. The cable pulldown is a machine found in most gyms, and is a very effective, functional, upper-body pulling exercise to include in your lifting routine. For more exercise tips, consult a local trainer. As always, consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine.

    The Wide-grip Cable Row


    The row is an excellent upper body exercise. Cable row machines can be found in virtually any gym. Correct row technique trains the mid-traps and rhomboid muscles in the upper back, the anterior shoulder, the biceps, and is good for grip strength. In addition, rowing is great for posture and is a very "functional" exercise, as it mimics a pulling motion most people use throughout the day for various activities. Neal Andrews, Fitness Specialist with Montana University System Wellness, and Amy Bloemendal from Montana State University Sports and Rec, teach basic fundamentals of the wide-grip cable row.

    The Body Weight Squat


    The body weight squat is one of the building blocks of fitness. It's versatile, functional, great for burning calories and strengthening large muscles, and can be done anywhere as part of a warm-up or an exercise unto itself. Neal Andrews, Fitness Specialist with Montana University System Wellness, and Amy Bloemendal from Montana State University Sports and Rec, teach basic fundamentals of the squat.
    Great Falls College: Employee Wellness Room

    In the spring of 2014 the Employee Wellness Fitness Room at Great Falls College received an upgrade. Neal Andrews, MUS Employee Exercise Specialist, demonstrates a few of the exercises that can be performed with the new free weight equipment in the Fitness Room.
    Great Falls Fitness: TRX Demos

    In the spring of 2014 the Employee Wellness Fitness Room at Great Falls College received an upgrade. Neal Andrews, MUS Employee Exercise Specialist, walks you through the upgrade and demos a few TRX exercises in Part 1 of this series.
    Montana Moves High Five

    Neal Andrews, Exercise & Fitness Specialist for MUS Wellness, discusses his exercise philosophy in 5 simple tenets he calls the Montana Moves High Five. Tune in to pick up some exercise & fitness tips, strategies, and philosophy, concluding with the final High Five: Have Fun.

    Diet and Nutrition

    Montana Meals Power Bite: Basic Kitchen Knife Skills

    In this Montana Meals Power Bite, MUS Wellness Nutrition Specialist Cristin Stokes goes over some basic kitchen knife skills, including dicing, chopping, the julienne, and how to safely handle a chef's knife.
    Montana Meals Power Bite: Cooking with Greens

    Cristin Stokes, Nutrition Specialist with MUS Wellness, shares a simple method of sauteing curly kale, which can be used for any leafy green vegatable. Dark, leafy greens are among the most nutrient dense foods we can eat! Kale yeah!
    Montana Meals Power Bite: The Amazing Egg

    Cristin Stokes, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist for MUS Wellness, shares some interesting facts and hacks about the nutritious, delicious, and versatile egg.
    Roasting Vegetables

    Cristin Stokes, Registered Dietitian and Nutriton Specialist for MUS Wellness, demonstrates how to roast veggies. Try roasting veggies for a quick-prep way to add delicious vegetables to your diet!

    Everything you wanted to know about nutriton but were afraid to ask


    Good nutrition is one of the biggest components of our overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, nutrition can be an easy stumbling block, whether due to lack of time, money, access, or knowledge. Montana Meals is here to help. Write your nutrition question(s) to our MUS Nutrition Specialist and Registered Dietitian Cristin Stokes. Cristin will then address questions during the webinar, giving some insight into some commonly sought nutritional advice.
    All about Carbs, Fats, and Protein

    This is a follow-up to our "Everything you always wanted to know about Nutrition but were afraid to ask" webinar. We received many questions about the role of macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fats) in our diet--how much, what kind, what balance, etc. So we're dedicating an entire webinar to this subject! With Cristin Stokes, RD, LN of MUS Wellness.
    The Sugar Kid

    Neal tells a harrowing tale about a young man and an airplane ride home. If you have young children or teenagers, please pay close attention.

    Meal Planning Made Easy Promo

    MUS Wellness offers a variety of educational workshops designed to promote healthy living. In this workshop, MUS Employee Nutrition Specialist Cristin Stokes offers strategies for simple, healthy meal planning, keeping in mind factors such as time and budget. To have Cristin present on your campus, simply go to wellness.mus.edu/Workshops.asp for more information.

    Other Fun Stuff

    Thanksgiving Running 2013

    Coverage of local Huffing for Stuffing race in Bozeman on Thanksgiving morning. We grabbed a few of our MUS Benefit plan members to tell us about their race experience.
    National Bike to work week May 13-17.


 

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