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Carlea Freeman Works Exercise In With Walking Meetings

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:04pm
  Carlea Freeman, Executive Assistant with the Division of Outreach and Engagement was the first participant to log 10 walking meetings and earn a Sit Less Move More t-shirt. Carlea logged a total of 325 minutes (5.41 hours) of walking that would have otherwise been spent in a chair. Carlea says that the walking format [...]

Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:20pm
Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked whole wheat rotini pasta 2 cups prepared tomato basil spaghetti sauce 2 cups thawed frozen broccoli, carrot and cauliflower mix Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese   Directions: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 375° 2. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well. In a [...]

Food For Thought: Healthier, Heavenly Layer Dip

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:29pm
Are you looking for a healthy way to kick off your new year while eating delicious food, try Heavenly, Healthier Layer Dip. This recipe makes an easy snack throughout your busy day or a great addition to your Super Bowl party. Get the recipe here and start your new year off right!

Exercise Tip Of The Week: Caterpillar Walk

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:23pm
[There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] The Caterpillar Walk helps to build strength and stability throughout the whole body. Add difficulty by implementing in a push up or a side plank at the bottom of the movement.    

Oregon State University’s Brad Cardinal Doesn’t Miss A Day Of Exercise; You Shouldn’t Either

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:02pm
  Brad Cardinal, possibly Oregon’s most motivated exerciser, hasn’t missed a day since Oct. 1, 2009. Given his profession, it stands to reason the 50-year-old professor gives lots of thought to exercise. But he started toying with the never-miss-a-day notion after he had surgery to remove colon cancer in 2006. He seemed the ideal fellow, in other [...]

PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 6:02pm
Only a few days left to help us beat the Ducks.  It takes 3 minutes to sign up and commit to a healthy lifestyle change, and the benefits will last much longer. Sign up here. The Challenge runs through Nov. 25th. UO and OSU are asking our communities to step up, make a pledge and [...]

Food for Thought: Beaver Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:38pm
Beaver Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes | GridIron Chef Contest Beaver Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes | GridIron Chef Contest Ingredients 4 sweet potatoes 1 Tbs. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 1/2 cup shallot, minced 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1 pinch cinnamon 6 cups fresh kale, [...]

Exercise Video Tip of the Week: Balance

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:15pm
[There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] These balance exercises will help improve your balance and movements throughout your everyday life. Start integrating these actions and begin to notice the benefits as you move through your day.

Exercise Video: Squat

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 8:15pm
The squat is a great overall developer of the lower body.  Perform the movement with great posture to increase strength in the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.

Food For Thought: Taco Soup

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 4:02pm
Taco Soup 1 lb 93/7 lean ground beef or turkey 1 can low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies 1 can low sodium black beans 1 can low sodium kidney beans ½ bag frozen chopped peppers and onions (1-1½ cups) ½ -1 packet reduced sodium taco seasoning mix Chili powder, cumin, and [...]

Free Nicotine Gum or Patches for Students

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:05pm
OSU is a nonsmoking campus! If you or a friend either smokes or uses tobacco, now is a great time to quit. There is no cost to OSU students for tobacco-cessation services, and participants can receive free nicotine gum or patches in support of their decision to quit. Make an appointment at Student Health Services [...]

Exercise Video Of The Week: Planks

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:16pm
The plank is great exercise to improve strength and stability in the muscles from the core to the shoulder. Once you can hold a position with good posture for 45 seconds, move up to the next hardest modification.

Food For Thought: How To Cut An Avocado

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:04pm
Enjoy a healthy, delicious, inexpensive, hassle-free lunch during your jam-packed day! Sound too good to be true? A crock pot meal and a few fresh extras might be the perfect solution to your healthy, low cost eating needs. Consider slow cooking this Taco Soup over the weekend, by adding ingredients and… forgetting about it all [...]

Food For Thought: Garlic A Power Food

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 1:50pm
Looking to add some flavor to your favorite dishes and get a health boost at the same time? Garlic acts as a vasodilator and has been shown in some literature to help lower cholesterol, reduce risk for blood clots, and decrease atherosclerotic plaque buildup. Some research even suggests it may help reduce the risk for [...]

BeWell’s Walk and Run 2013: Julie’s Story

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 2:25pm

First Week

“My goal is to finish the run under 30 minutes.”


My name is Julie Phan and I am a senior in Exercise Sports & Science (EXSS) under the option of Fitness and Nutrition. I have been teaching dance choreography for over four years and am now teaching Body Pump at Dixon Recreation Center for this upcoming fall term. This is my first time blogging about any experience that I have done and my first 5K to participate in and I am super excited to do it! I am certainly not a runner so when I say I am going to train this it is going to be hard for me. My goal is to finish the run under 30 minutes.
What I have planned for myself for the next couple of weeks is to time my miles and compare them as I shorten the miles at least 15-30 seconds shorter from the start of my first mile. This will be a great opportunity for those who would like to explore the campus and make new friends! Come and have fun in your workout clothes, costumes are encouraged, and show your beaver pride in ORANGE AND BLACK!

Live well, learn well, BE WELL,
Julie Phan

2013 Flu Shot Clinics on Oct. 9 and 17

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 3:24pm

Student Health Services is offering flu shots for OSU students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 17, in the MU Journey Room, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Students: $15 for injectable vaccine – Charged to your OSU student account. Bring your OSU ID card.
  • Graduate Students with PacificSource Insurance: $15 for injectable vaccine – Charge will be billed directly to PacificSource. Bring your insurance card and OSU ID card.
  • Faculty/Staff: $27 for injectable vaccine. If covered by a PEBB Providence insurance plan (Statewide or Choice), the fee will be billed directly to Providence. Bring your insurance card and OSU ID card. If not covered by PEBB, faculty/staff may also pay on site by cash or check.

FluMist nasal vaccine is also available for healthy individuals up to age 49 (cost: $24 students; $35 faculty/staff), while supplies last.

All students who get vaccinated can enter a drawing for $5 gift certificates to MU Retail Food Service!

Find out more about protecting yourself from illness. Go to studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Food For Thought: Snacks To Campus

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 8:38pm


Back into the hustle and bustle of a busy fall term and finding yourself in need of a snack that can keep you going during the day. You prepare yourself for the week by cracking the books; consider food preparation as well to set yourself up for a healthy, successful week. Try preparing a few oranges in individual containers for a quick snack in your busy day. Add a handful of almonds to this afternoon snack and you’ll have enough “filling power” to get you through whatever the afternoon throws your way!