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

Spring 2015

The new year brings new opportunities to get 2015 off to a healthy start!

Weight Watchers at Work

Having meetings right at the workplace can help create a supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers®
meetings to you at MBU, so you can attend and stay motivated despite your busy schedule!

  • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers
  • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday
  • Advantages of group support with co-workers who understand the workplace environment best
  • Meetings that work for both men and women
  • Each weigh-in is confidential
  • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings

Questions?  Contact Laurie at wallace@mobap.edu.

Faculty/Staff Volleyball

Everyone is invited to play, regardless of skill level or experience!  Come play in Lacey Gym between 11 – 12 p.m. on the following days:

Friday, February 27
Wednesday, March 18
Friday, April 10

MBU Way of Life “Faces of 50″ program

It’s back for round 2!  Part of being healthy is moving and staying active.  As Missouri Baptist University’s celebrates its 50th anniversary, employees are encouraged to find their own “50″ in active miles. You get to choose how you get there and how many times over you reach the 50 goal this semester- walk, jog, bike, swim, hike, or even canoe! Log your miles on the “Walk/Run” or “Bike” mileage chart(s) outside of the Fitness Center and we will celebrate each employee as they reach their 50 miles throughout the semester.  MBU is proud of the faces that make up our healthy community!

There is no registration or sign-up required.  Simply start logging today!  Many questions came up about whether daily step trackers (Jawbone, FitBit, Nike Fuelband, etc.) can be included in mileage.  We certainly encourage you to continue to motivate yourself with these tools, but the Faces of 50 initiative is specifically tracking leisure time physical activity (above and beyond activities of daily living).  So start tracking those specific exercise miles and include those toward the Faces of 50 challenge! Think of it as a little extra push in the right direction!

Regional Learning Center employees can send their mileage via email to fitness@mobap.edu.

Healthy Hour

April 25 at 2 p.m. in the SRC (Farmer’s Market with Henry Farms)
May 5 at 3 p.m.

Way of Life Punch Card

Attend different events throughout the semester to earn punches and prizes!  Grab a friend to create a “tag team” and collect as many punches as possible.

Why participate? Collect 20 punches total between your team and you each get a Fruit My Cube reward!  Punch cards are due May 5 & fruit cubes will be distributed at the 3 p.m. Healthy Hour.

Punches can be earned for the following events:

  • January Healthy Hour
  • February Healthy Hour
  • April Healthy Hour
  • May Healthy Hour
  • Group Fitness class
  • Fitness center orientation (1/wk will be offered throughout the semester)
    • Monday, April 27th at 12pm
  • 1 Chapel
  • 1 Fine Arts event
  • Obtaining/holding CPR certification
    • Friday, April 17 from 10am-2pm
    • $27 includes 2-year Red Cross Adult & Child First Aid, CPR, AED
    • The class is currently full, but please let Susan know if you would like to be on the waiting list at rutledges@mobap.edu
  • 1 Athletic event
  • Reaching 50 miles on Faces of 50 mileage chart
  • Reaching SP-15 personal goal
    • This goal is something you want to improve, whether it be measurable (number on the scale), taking the stairs more than the elevator, or eating more vegetables.  We are going to take your word on whether or not you feel you met this goal by the end of the semester.
  • Fitness assessments in the HSS Human Performance Lab (Muncy)
    • 3 times during semester (beginning, middle, end) to track progress
    • Blood pressure & body composition testing will take about 10-15 minutes. Additional testing available by request at mbuexsclab@gmail.com.
    • Information is confidential and for your personal use.
    • Testing available for walk-in testing during following days/times:
      • Tuesday          10-11 a.m. & 2-3 p.m.
      • Wednesday    10-11 a.m.
      • Thursday        10-11 a.m. & 2-3 p.m.
      • Friday             10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cards will be distributed to all faculty & staff via mailbox and the Healthy Hour kick-off. The punch card should be presented at event to receive punch.  Bring a program from a Fine Arts event or to receive punches for an athletic event or Chapel, stop by the President’s office, Special Events office, Fitness Center desk, or Student Activities.

SRC Weekly Raffle

Employees can earn one entry per day in to a raffle for weekly prize drawings! Tickets are given at the Fitness Center desk and earned from working out for a minimum of 30 minutes in the SRC Fitness Center, attending a group fitness class, and walking the track.  Weekends are included! Come see what MBU Fitness has to offer!