Category Archives: Physical
Physical wellness encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including adequate exercise, proper nutrition and abstaining from harmful habits such as drugs and alcohol. It means learning about and being able to identify symptoms of disease, get regular medical checkups, and protect yourself from injuries and harm. Once these behaviors are satisfied, you will be well on your way to achieving favorable physical wellness. Developing such healthy habits today will not only add years to your life, but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.
Good morning UND,
Looking nice out there today–clear skies and sunny with a high of 14 looking to reach even as high as 25.
The movie of the week is 300: Rise of an Empire 3D. The movie is based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300.
The Running with Lynn Show is proud to bring you the second installment of Stories of Suspense Ch.2 “Nightmares”. I had the classic “scary movie” bad dream again last night. The one where I’m in a rich fancy hotel and it seems like I’m walking for miles then when I finally get to the end of the hallway there’s two little twin boys standing there staring at me and chanting “come play with us Lynn for ever and ever and ever…”. “All play and no work makes Lynn a dull boy” I exclaimed! Then I woke up.
Have a great day everybody
What would I do in a situation like Stickman’s? We all know there is an association between college and drinking. To be young and drinking is empowering! College kids are trying to live life to the fullest. Yet, even with our ideas of drinking, we still have a nagging sense of responsibility. How do we find a balance?
Did you know if you Party like Stickman it will drain your wallet in more ways than one. It’s true the average UND student will pay $900 per year on alcohol, but I’d like to look at the opportunity lost to partying. The average college student who drinks is drunk, on average, 10.6 hours per week. Let’s say you worked a job at $8 an hour for 10.6 hours per week for 4 years. After taxes that $8 an hour turns into $22,048. Skipping a class after feeling the effects of a hangover will cost $20. Yup, college isn’t cheap.
Have you heard the term, “C’s get degrees?” Well, in some degrees that is true, but a degree no longer guarantees a job. Remember that new Huffington Post poll…”53% of college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed?” Well I like to think of the 47% and how they got there. What if you asked yourself, “Is all this wasted time drinking worth the cost?” Would you still Party like Stickman?
Hello everyone, my name is Jonathan Chavez. I hope you enjoyed my blog post! I’ve got some great events coming up in the residence halls called, “Partying with Stickman.” Stickman is a character who uses ironic situations to teach morals about college drinking. If anyone would like a speaker presenting on the effect of alcohol on education and the cost of tuition and perhaps an activity, I would be more than happy to present. I have a ton of free t-shirts, key chains, and coasters to give away, so please let me know if you’re interested! Feel free to contact me at the Health & Wellness Hub, located on the main floor of the Memorial Union, or by email at email@example.com. Thanks everyone!
The Health & Wellness Hub is searching for a Physical Activity Peer Educator that has the following qualities:
•A passion to serve as a healthy role model to other UND students •Excellent communication skills – including presentation skills, written skills and team work
•Creativity •Experience and/or personal interest in health and wellness, particularly physical activity
•Ability to work independently and with a team
•Carry out other duties as assigned by your team lead
Health & Wellness Peer Educators function as an extension of the Health & Wellness Hub at UND. You will reach out to UND students in a variety of ways to support them in reaching their personal and academic goals. Peer educators serve as positive role models by demonstrating good judgment, ethical behavior and respect for others and self, especially in relation to health & wellness issues. As a peer educator you will conduct weekly research on issues associated with physical activity, develop programs, presentations, and outreach initiatives for UND students, and exhibit a non-judgmental, caring attitude with respect for diversity. Peer educators are an important part of the health and wellness environment at UND and because of this, we look for the highest quality candidates for our team. If you possess the following skills and want to be a part of this exciting and fun team, fill out the application with cover letter and resume!
- $9.50/hour, 10 hours/week
- Start Date: ASAP!
To apply, visit the Student Employment website: http://und.edu/student-life/careers/student-employment.cfm.
We look forward to having you join our team!
Good morning UND!
Another sunny but chilly day with a high of 1 and a low of -18. Want to stay warm? Catch the movie of the movie of the week! Jaume Collet-Serra’s action thriller Non-Stop stars Liam Neeson as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force who plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn’t pay a hefty ransom. This high-flying action packed movie will keep your pulse pumping all 1 hour and 50 min.
Today is a special day, for the first time ever the Running with Lynn Show brings you Stories of Suspense. Ch. 1 “The Frozen Fingers”
Last week my buddy and I were out in the cold for hours, he said “my figures are numb, they are so cold I can’t feel them any more!” I replied “Here maybe you should wear my extra pair of gloves, my hands are starting to get sweaty anyway.” He said “you mean to tell me you had this extra pair of gloves this whole time!” I said “yeah we are in North Dakota.”
Tune in next week for ch. 2 of Stories of Suspense same UND time same UND blog.
See you next week true believers.
Coming to the end of February means that National Nutrition Month is just around the corner. Every March is National Nutrition Month and every year UND celebrates March with many nutrition related activities. This year UND is offering a recipe contest, Student Iron Chef, Lunch and Learn, food drive, grocery bingo, and a wellness screening.
The Delicious and Nutritious Recipe Contest will be going on the majority of the month. The recipe submission deadline is March 21; to find out details about this event click on the following link.
Student Iron Chef Contest Semi-final dates of the competition are March 3rd and March 4th. The final competition will take place on March 11th. Groups of students will be creating a dish consisting of Alaskan Salmon, YUM.
A food drive will take place for the whole month of March. Non-perishable food items and personal care products are appreciated. Donation boxes will be placed throughout the campus.
Grocery Bingo will take place on March 28th at 9pm in the loading dock. It is free to all students and it’s a great way to win free groceries and meet students.
A lunch ‘N learn will be held on March 26th in Gamble Hall from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in room 225. This event is part of the Deans for wellness initiative; it is open to all staff, faculty, spouses and partners of the College of Business and Public Administration. You can RSVP to this email:
The wellness screening will be held at the EERC on March 5th. It is open to faculty, staff, partners and spouses. This is an appointment only event to make an appointment click the following link.
In a recent blog post a new form of partying was discussed, Skittles Parties. According to http://www.urbandictionary.com a Skittles Party is, “A party where a bunch of teenagers or young adults get together with a lot of random pills- usually taken from parents’ medicine cabinets. They put them all into a pile and everyone takes a few. You don’t know exactly what you take.” These parties can be extremely dangerous, and potentially lead to death. From that blog post the following questions were discussed: How do I stop this type of party? What are healthier choices I can make? Where can I dispose of old or unused prescription medications?
According to http://www.treatmentsoulutions.com there are a number of ways to say no to drugs. The following are some examples:
1. I can’t stay; I’ve got to help my dad with something.
2. That stuff makes me sick
3. I’m supposed to meet so and so in a few minutes
4. No way. I think you just want to get me in trouble.
5. That stuff is bad for you
6. Why would you use that junk
7. Haven’t you heard about the kid in the news who died from doing that?
8. Go ahead if you want to kill yourself – I don’t want to.
9. You’re crazy!
10. I’m not into that.
There are many other healthy choices you can make instead of abusing drugs; go to the movies, go on a walk by the river, ice skating in the winter, rollerblading or riding your bike in the summer, have dinner with some friends.
Finally, the question of how to dispose of old or unused prescription medications, according to http://www.grandforksgov.com there are two programs in the state of North Dakota to take care of this problem. In the main entrance of the Police Department (122 N. 5th St.) there is a box mounted on the wall for individuals to dispose of expired or unused prescription medications. A second way to dispose of them is to find a pharmacy near you that is participating in North Dakota’s medication disposal program, TakeAway.