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 like a very sunny day with a high of-3 burrrr!
Want to get out of the cold? Catch a movie! The flick of the week is, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. Join the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he travels an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. A little motivation to all you test takers out there [I quote John Lennon “I don’t beleave in beatles I don’t beleave in monkeys I just beleave in me.” Go souix!
have a nice day everybody
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
Good morning UND! [YOU WANTED THE BEST YOU GOT THE BEST THE HOTTEST SHOW IN THE LAND ITS THE RUNNING WITH SHOW] HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Hello everybody we are looking at a high of 21 with a little sunshine The movie of the week The Hunger Games Catching Fire a heart racing movie thriller on the big screen keep you on the edge of your set all 2 hours 26 min.
And now its time for another episode of “What Really Grinds My Gears”. You know what really Grinds my gears? a Double Dipper!
[Story] last Thanksgiving, my cousin Eddy double dipped his chip! I walked up to him and said ”Did you just double dip that chip?” “Double dip? what are you talking about?” He said. ”You took a chip, dipped, took a bite, and then you dipped again!” “Soo”? He said. “That’s like putting your whole mouth in the bowl, next time you take a chip just take one dip and end it.”
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody.
No, I don’t mean alcoholic beverages. I’m talking about fluids such as water and Gatorade. A lot of people underestimate how important staying hydrated is to the body. It’s just as important to consume fluids before and after exercise, not just while you’re working out. I recently read a review article discussing hydration with water and sports drinks. Dehydration is a potential limiting factor in maintaining exercise intensity or duration. This is especially a problem in hot and humid environments, where sweating and excessive fluid lost is prominent. Some potential training/exercise problems associated with dehydration includes decreased strength and power as well as a reduced ability to maintain endurance-based tasks. While I know most people are generally well-hydrated in an exercise environment, the type of drink may influence your performance.
While drinking water is obviously better than nothing, it has been shown that consuming sports drinks (Gatorade or Powerade) can help better maintain your exercising abilities. Sports drinks contain carbohydrates and electrolytes, which aid in speeding rehydration, stimulates rapid fluid absorption, reduces the physiological stress on your body, and helps promote recovery. Depletion of carbs can cause fatigue and increase the perception of difficulty within the workout itself. Overall, staying hydrated is a key component during any physical activity. Drinking Gatorade can be more effective than plain water because of its added contents of carbohydrates and electrolytes. With that being said, don’t try to concoct your own sports drink. You can cause some major gastrointestinal distress if concentrations are not right. Keep those bottles filled as well as your body nourished. If you do that along with regular physical activity, you’re setting yourself up for a healthy and happy life.
Matt McCreary, FLEX Intern, UND Wellness Center
Needed for more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism.
Needed for healthy brain function and development as well as immune function, especially important during pregnancy and infancy.
Poultry, fish, organ meats, potatoes, starchy vegetables, and fruit (other than citrus)
Men: 1.7mg; Women: 1.5 mg
Need an improvement in your running or cycling performance, I know I do. Strength training with heavy or explosive movements will help improve your performance. People can’t forget about the importance of strength training because many endurance athletes avoid this type of training due to long recovery time, muscle soreness, and fatigue. However, it can definitely impact your overall fitness and improve areas of your body that don’t get much toning from running or cycling. Your legs may be in amazing shape, but adding strength training for your arms, shoulders, chest, and core can help balance out your body.
I enjoy running but the past three years I’ve been having runners knee. Runner’s knee is inflammation of the underside of the patella (knee). I didn’t know back then that strength training would help with my knee problems, but it does. Since I started strength training a few years ago I now have zero or low knee pain because I have incorporated strength training into my work out three times a week and I can enjoy running again. Strength training is important in an exercise routine because it helps improve your performance and helps build the stamina and strength for muscles and ligaments for running or cycling (as well as other aerobic exercises).
— Kelsey Olson, FLEX Intern UND Wellness Center