Why Fiber is Fantastic!

Fiber is more than just a tool to help you poop, it is a fantastic nutrient. Fiber (sometimes referred to as dietary fiber) is an edible nutrient that people can get from plant-based products. Strangely though, one of fiber’s principal features is that it is not digestible. So why then is it so useful? Shouldn’t…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Written by Jessica Peterson, MS, RD, CDCES, Registered Dietician Nutritionist When we think of eating disorders we often think about the emancipated, white, teenage girl staring at herself in the mirror grasping for the fat she does not have on her body.  We rarely see the 20 something male meticulously counting macros, the transgender freshman…

How to Park at Montana State University

If you are an off-campus student who drives to school, parking could very well seem like a punishment. You could pay a lot of money for a good spot in school lots, a decent amount of money for a mediocre spot in school lots, pay no money in the hopes that you will not be…

Vaping Tips to Quit

Vaping has seen its popularity rise in recent years, especially for student populations. As those rates of use have increased, so has the number of studies looking at the negative impacts of vaping on personal health. One important finding has shown that vaping at a young age can affect the developing brain, making it more…

HOW TO HAVE FUN DURING COVID-19

Many students may be confused or angered by the changes COVID-19 has brought upon their college lifestyle. Especially new students, many of whom are entering into a novel environment with expectations that differ greatly from reality. Here at the Office of Health Advancement, we look to improve student life within the boundaries of healthy living….

Washing Your COVID-19 Masks

“Ewwww! My mask stinks! Does this thing even work?” Masks are one of the most prominent changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and they can sometimes be frustrating. However, masks are a requirement on the MSU campus when inside buildings and are mandated in Gallatin County. We understand these frustrations and would like to offer…

Safety on Online Dating Apps

As classes begin, many students will be excited to meet new people and form new relationships. However, with social groupings restricted as they are, students may decide to turn to online dating apps to pursue relationships that they would have otherwise been unable to obtain. At the Office of Health Advancement, we encourage students to…