MBU Way of Life

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What is Way of Life?

Way of Life is a health and wellness initiative providing unique programs to MBU Faculty & Staff every semester. We strive to promote a healthy MBU “Way of Life”!

Way of Life Goals

  • Increase Faculty/Staff physical activity
  • Encourage healthy living
  • Educate participants through Healthy Hour speakers

Summer 2015

Fun & Games

Mark your calendar for these opportunities to get out of your office and get moving with your colleagues!

Wednesday, May 27: Wiffle Ball at 2 p.m. in Lacey Gym

Monday, June 8: Water Games &  Snow Cones at 2 p.m. in the Quad

Thursday, July 23: Join colleagues for lunch outside at 12 p.m. in Mabee Courtyard

Farmer’s Market

Farm fresh meat and produce available right here on campus!  Watch your email for where each Farmer’s Market will be held.

Thursday, May 21
Thursday, June 18
Thursday, July 23

Healthy Recipes

Click here for these 3 yummy recipes: Cowboy Caviar, Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza, and Oatmeal Almond Butter Cookies

Summer Points Challenge

Several highly respected agencies publish recommended physical activity guidelines for the healthy adult, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Each of these recommends at least two types of physical activity each week to improve health- aerobic and muscle strengthening.

Using the ACSM Guidelines, participants are challenged to meet the minimum criteria for healthy adults in at least two of three categories (aerobic/cardio, resistance/strength, & flexibility). Earn & record 20 total points between Monday, May 11 – Sunday, July 19 for a great MBU gear prize!

Earning Points

  • 1 point for meeting guidelines for each type of exercise below
  • Total of 3 possible points per week
  • 1 week = Monday through Sunday
  • Record points on the chart outside the SRC Fitness Center

Types of Exercise

  1. Cardiorespiratory Exercise Options
    1. Moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training for ≥30 min/day on ≥5 days/week (≥150 min/week)
    2. Vigorous-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training for ≥20 min/day on ≥3 days per week (≥75 min/week)
    3. Combination of moderate- and vigorous- intensity exercise
  1. Resistance/Strength Exercise Options
    1. Complete 2-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions for each of the major muscle groups 2-3 days per week
      1. Body weight, free weights/machines, resistance bands
      2. Muscle groups include legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms
  1. Flexibility Exercises
    1. A series for each the major muscle-tendon groups (a total of 60 seconds per exercise) on ≥2 day/week

Need an organized way to track your weekly activity?  Choose from one of the 1-page or 3-page printable charts below! (thank you to MBU’s own Joy Brueggeman for creating & sharing it!)

Activity Tracking Chart- 1 page condensed
Activity Tracking Chart- 3 page expanded

What does this all mean?

The Summer Points Challenge Details page provides key definitions, helpful links, and examples of activity!