Be Well. Be Orange.
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Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:02pm
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 [...]
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 2:38pm
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, [...]
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 2:15pm
[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.
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:15pm
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.
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:02pm
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 [...]
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 3:05pm
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 [...]
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 1:16pm
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.
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:04am
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 [...]
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:50pm
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 [...]
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 1:25pm
“My goal is to finish the run under 30 minutes.”
Live well, learn well, BE WELL,
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,
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 2:24pm
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.
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 7:38pm
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!
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:25pm
Video courtesy of Rec Sports
Push-ups are a great functional move to increase upper body strength while improving stability and endurance in the muscles of the core. Follow the progression in the video to advance in difficulty as your strength improves.
To turn captions on, scroll over the video and click on “DAS CC” in drop down box at the top right corner.
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:20pm
Research shows that a plant based diet reduces risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the US. Why not introduce a healthy habit into your family meals by having 1 plant based meal per week. Start with this yummy soup and your family will surely be on board! With a hefty serving of iron, fiber, potassium and protein and a taste that your family will love, you can’t go wrong!Food Hero Recipe Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 pound dried lentils, washed and picked over
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon each black pepper and ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon mint flakes or dried thyme or oregano, crumbled
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 can (4 ounces) mild green chilies, drained and chopped
- 1 medium red pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fresh lime juice or to taste (or 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
- In a large saucepan, sauté the onion in 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil.
- Add lentils, water, salt, pepper, cumin, chosen seasonings, and bay leaves, then bring to a boil over moderate heat. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
- Add the green chilies, red pepper, and carrots; simmer 15 more minutes, or until the lentils are very soft.
- Before serving, remove and discard the bay leaves and stir in the lime juice; adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Serve hot.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- Try topping soup with a dollop of sour cream and chopped tomatoes.
- This soup is also good if a potato, another carrot, and celery are added.
- Eliminate the peppers, chilies, and cumin if you do not want the Mexican flavors.
* For nutritional information, information about prep time, cooking time, and to adjust ingredients to particular serving sizes, please view this recipe on the Food Hero website here