Category Archives: Healthy UND/Healthy UND 2020
Vision: Healthier UND Students, Faculty and Staff
Mission: Work in partnership to promote healthy lifestyles choices by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment.
Overarching Principle: Emphasize all 7 dimensions of wellness including: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental.
Healthy UND is a coalition of students, faculty and staff interested in promoting health and wellness on campus. The Healthy UND Coalition was formed over ten years ago and continues to serve as a communication and coordination network for all health and wellness issues on campus. Healthy UND 2020 focuses on the future and has created a long-range action plan to address the leading health and wellness issues that negatively impact student academic success and retention. Healthy UND 2020 aims to create a campus culture in which healthy choices are the norm. This innovative planning process is unique among university campuses and is modeled after Healthy People 2020 and Healthy Campus 2020. To join please contact the Health and Wellness Hub at 777-2907 or email@example.com.
Maintain strong bones, carry out many important functions. Stored in bones, where it supports their structure and hardness. Needed for muscle movement and to send messages between the brain and body parts by way of your nerves. Helps blood vessels move blood throughout the body, and release hormones and enzymes that effect functions in the body.
Milk, yogurt, cheese, kale, broccoli, sardines, salmon, grains (breads, pasta, unfortified cereals), often added to fruit juices, soy and rice beverages and tofu
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.
Flaxseed contains omega 3. Omega 3 is good fat that has heart healthy effects. Consuming flaxseed is an easy way to get omega 3 in your diet. One tablespoon of flaxseed contains 1.8 grams of omega 3.
How do you know if you need omega 3 in your diet? If you have brittle hair/nails, constipation, dry/itchy skin, joint pains, fatigue, or poor concentration you may be lacking omega 3.
For more benefits, dosing, side effects, and ways to incorporate it into your life check out the brochure displayed below.