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
What sports does the UND intramural program offer?
- In the first half of fall we offered: Flag Football, Volleyball, Dodgeball, and Inline Hockey.
- In the second half of fall we offer: Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Badminton, Indoor Frisbee, and Hockey
How do I sign up for intramurals?
- UND students can sign up individually or on a team at imleagues.com/und
Where can I find the schedules for intramural sports this semester?
- The second half the semester sports will start on Oct. 21st. The link for the intramural homepage can be found at:
Where are the rules for the intramural program?
- The intramural handbook and rules for each individual sport can be found on the intramural homepage
How much does it cost to make a team for UND intramurals?
- The prices for each individual sport will be listed on the intramural homepage, but prices normally range from $85-$120
Where do intramurals take place?
- Most take place in the Wellness Center or in the Hyslop, but Flag Football takes place on the aerospace fields by Biolife, and Hockey takes place in the Ralph Engelstad Arena
How can I get involved in the intramural program?
- We are currently hiring! Jobs are posted on UND student employment JobX site
Show your UND Pride and participate in the annual Green Gallop Homecoming Run to support the Wellness Center’s Student Development Fund. Participants can choose between a 5K or 10K race in which the course winds through campus, along the English coulee, past the Ralph Engelstad Arena and finishes back at the Wellness Center.
Awards will be presented for top finishers in each race as well as prizes for the ‘greenest‘ or most spirited costumes. Lace up your running shoes and come dressed in green for a fun Homecoming event, Sunday October 13th at 9:30am. Those who register before September 23rd will be guaranteed a Green Gallop t-shirt!
For more information please contact Patrick Marcoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not interested in running but need volunteer hours? Register online to be a volunteer for the Green Gallop Homecoming Run and receive a free Green Gallop t-shirt! For more information please contact Michelle Willis at email@example.com.
Contrary to what some may think, smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smokeless tobacco is even more habit forming because it contains a higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes. One dip contains three to five times the amount of nicotine as one cigarette and studies show that nicotine is as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
Smokeless Tobacco is not here to save the day or your body from harm; it can, in fact, lead to many dangerous health risks and issues:
- Smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing agents (carcinogens)
- Smokeless tobacco is a known cause of human cancer; it can lead to cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of mouth, cheeks, gums, throat, esophagus, larynx, and stomach
- Smokeless tobacco can cause recession of the gums, gum disease, and tooth decay
- Other oral side effects include staining of teeth, loss of taste, and bad breath
- Smokeless tobacco use during pregnancy highly increases the risks for preeclampsia (i.e., a condition that may include high blood pressure, fluid retention, and swelling), premature birth, and low birth weight.
- Smokeless tobacco use by men causes reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm cells
- Smokeless tobacco is associated with sexual dysfunction
Save The Date!
- February 17 – 23 marks Through With Chew Week, a week designed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco.
- The Great American Spit Out, on February 21, occurs in conjunction with Through With Chew Week and is a day when smokeless tobacco users are encouraged to quit for a day and, ultimately, quit for good.
Celebrate Tobacco Free UND by participating in Through With Chew week and the Great American Spit Out!
As part of the Pursuit of Wellness, stop by the Memorial Union on February 21 from 11 am – 1 pm to learn more about smokeless tobacco and get armed with quit resources such as a free quit spit kit!