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Keeps body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA. Prevents a type of anemia called, megaloblastic anemia (tired and weak)
Beef liver, clams, fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, fortified grains (check your nutrition facts label) – a multivitamin is for those who may be vegetarian or vegan.
Involved in immune function, vision, reproductions and cellular communication. Also, plays a key role to support cell growth, differentiation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs of the body.
Dairy products, fish, meat, leafy green vegetables, orange and yellow vegetables, tomato products also fortified cereals; carrots, broccoli, squash and cantaloupe
RDA: 19-50yrs old Men: 900 mcg RAE; Women: 700 mcg RAE
Are you stuck at a plateau for exercising?
We’ve all been there with all different approaches on how to change up our routine or possibly not change up the routine at all and hoping that it’s just a minor phase in exercising.
After doing some research there is a fun new piece of equipment that can help in your exercise routine while helping to improve on your power and performance with weightlifting/powerlifting. This piece of equipment is called kettlebells. What makes a kettlebell so unique is the continuous and never-ending improvement which gives you a full body workout. The kettlebell appears to have something to do with the cannonball shape and the offset handle, which allow you to manipulate the kettlebell much differently than you could with a dumbbell, barbell, or any other training device. The shape and the handle allow you to perform ballistics and grinds. Ballistics are fast, explosive movements, while grinds are slow and deliberate. I have added kettlebell into my exercise routine and afterwards I feel the workout instantly. I wish I would’ve know about this piece of equipment before but now that I have I want to let everyone else in on this secret for a full body workout and to help improve on their exercise routine.
The best way to get started is to find a certified instructor and get qualified instruction from the beginning, if you can. This will ensure you get started off the right way and get results, faster and more safely than trying to figure it out on your own. For total body strengthening and conditioning, kettlebells are definitely a very special fitness and performance training tool to incorporate into your program.
- FLEX Intern Kelsey Olson
At our Crock Pot cooking class today, we made Philly cheese CHICKEN sandwiches! These delicious sandwiches put a healthy twist on the classic “Philly Cheese Steak.” Using chicken instead of steak reduces the amount of fat and cholesterol in the meal without sacrificing the protein source. Protein has many important functions in our body; it is used to make hemoglobin (the part of our blood that carries oxygen), it is also used to build muscle, along with many other important functions! Yay protein! This recipe has a good source of protein and veggies and is super easy. This class is very laid back and we try to get the participants involved as much as possible! I demonstrated how to cut onions and green peppers in an efficient way (although there are many techniques to do this). Next week we will be making stuffed green peppers, so bring yourself and your crock pot next Friday (November 1st) and we will have lots of fun in Culinary Corner.
Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced
- 2 green bell peppers, sliced
- 3 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, sliced
- 2 tablespoons Dale’s Steak Seasoning
- sliced Mozzarella cheese
- hoagie rolls
- Spray a 3 – 4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and turn to LOW heat.
- Add butter, onions and green peppers.
- Toss chicken with steak seasoning, salt and pepper, then add to slow cooker.
- Cover and cook for 5 hours.
- Serve on hoagies with a slice of cheese melted on top.
Have you ever wondered “Why should I pay for group exercise classes when there are free ones on the schedule?”
Believe me, I’ve wondered the same thing. – but then I realized one of the MAJOR benefits that come from these classes. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like being surrounded by a TON of people when I exercise. I usually workout at the Wellness during times when there are NOT a lot of people in the building – but I’ve always wanted a little extra guidance and motivation with my workouts without the many faces all trying to do the same things as me at the same time – like in group exercise classes. Let’s face it – I can get stuck in a rut sometimes, even as a personal trainer. So my choices for the extra guidance & motivation as well as the major change up to my routine was either hire a personal trainer for an hourly rate OR look into the Specialty Group Exercise program. Since I was a college student at this point – I was like any other college student and strapped for cash I had to decide what was more budget friendly, but still getting the same results. The answer? Specialty Group Exercise.
So when I discovered Boxing which was offered as a Specialty Class (a few years ago) – I fell in love with the SMALL class size. There were only 8 people in my class and I got some very valuable attention and training at about 1/12th the cost of a personal training package!
I had never pushed myself so hard in a workout in a long time. Sure in the past I’ve always had my good workouts that left me sore the next day, but in this case someone was there holding me accountable making sure I wasn’t letting myself become complacent and take the “easy” route. They encouraged me when I didn’t feel that great about myself,helped me meet my fitness goals and kept me moving!!
Now while Boxing isn’t here this semester (bummer I know!) – I know there are some great options to choose from – there is ViPR which is brand new and puts a fantastic spin on strength training – taking you back to some very functional work in a new light. Reformer Pilates (which I’ve taught in the past) that is a great CORE workout that helps with balance too – after teaching that class I always felt stronger than when I wasn’t teaching! Rise & Climb is a completely NEW concept – this class will teach you how to become a better climber, become a stronger climber and will get you into the wall during the off hours (now ladies – who couldn’t use a little upper body strengthening? Am I right??) And lastly Beginner’s Mediation Yoga – which will help you center yourself spiritually & emotionally to be able to help find yourself & help keep you calm in the waning moments of the fall semester. Registration is going on NOW for all of these so I encourage you to sign up too before all the spots are gone! Head to the Wellness Center website NOW!!!
I hope to see ALL of you trying something new!
College. Highlights for most students include meeting new friends, getting involved on campus and becoming socially engaged.
While college is a wonderful time for most students, some students may struggle. Distressed students may initially seek assistance from faculty, staff members, their parents and other students. They may be found in the classroom, at home or within residence halls.
UND Cares is a webpage that was created as a resource guide for parents, staff, faculty and students because UND cares about distressed students or students in need. The webpage can be used to gather information about campus resources, make referrals, and demonstrate how to help each other in time of need.
The webpage also helps students, faculty, staff and parents learn about the professional support se
rvices available to students on campus through the Dean of Students and University Counseling Center. Both are available to provide consultation about providing a student with the help that he or she may need.
“Sometimes we may be concerned about a student, a friend or a loved one and we don’t know what to do or who to call,” said Cara Halgren, UND associate vice president and dean of students. “If you are concerned about someone in our community, please call us. We can help.”
According to the UND 2012 American College Health Association – National College Heath Assessment, in the past year:
- 21.3 percent of UND students felt so depressed it was difficult to function.
- 6 .9 percent seriously considered suicide.
- 1.5 percent attempted suicide.
- More than 1 in 4 students indicated that stress interfered with their academic success.
Stress has been the No. 1 academic impact cited by UND students since the survey was started in 2000, according to the Dean of Students office.
Identifying warning signs of distress is the first step in knowing how to help. These can include:
- Significant changes in daily activities.
- Cut off or minimized contact with family or friends.
- Significant changes in performance or involvement in academics, sports, extracurricular or social activities.
- Problems that result from experiences with drinking or drugs.
- Withdrawn, volatile, tearful or emotional behavior
- Acting out of character
- Talking explicitly about hopelessness or suicide
- Difficulty in concentrating or carrying on normal conversation
- Excessive dependence on others for company or support
- feeling out of control in regard to emotions, thoughts or behaviors
“At least one-tenth of the student population finds their way through our doors. Maybe they were encouraged, maybe they heard about the Counseling Center. Whatever brought them to us, the counseling center is here for you or someone you care about,” said Myron Veenstra, director of the UND Counseling Center.
Services at the UND Counseling Center are free and confidential for enrolled students.
“College can take a while to adjust to; it’s nice knowing that there are people out there that truly care about the hardships you are going through,” said UND student Kyle See-Rockers, president of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The University of North Dakota has tools to help identify students with those warning signs. It’s important to know where to direct them for help. UND Cares can help improve a college career and even save a life.
“The safety and overall well-being of our campus is a responsibility that is shared by all university community members,” Eric Plummer, UND director of public safety and chief of police. “ Remember if you see something, say something in order for us to work together to make an exceptional UND.”