There is so much information "out there" on exercise, fitness and movement it can be challenging to determine what to pay attention to and what to let go. MSU Moves is dedicated to providing you access to current, evidence-informed information you can use to further your understanding of exercise, fitness and movement and to encourage your continuing engagement with this key health and lifestyle area.          

Move @ Work

Work a Desk Job? Watch Your Back: How to avoid pain and set yourself up for success

If you spend lots of time sitting at work, take steps to protect yourself from pain and discomfort with these practical tips

I AM A RUNNER!

In March 2020, as life started shutting down around us, I knew that my professional limits were about to be tested unlike anything previously.

Science of Movement

Want a better night’s sleep? Get Moving!

The connection between exercise and sleep is very real. This article examines current research, and how your everyday activities may be influencing sleep patterns.

Science of Movement

Physical Literacy: The Foundation for a Life of Movement

Early development of physical literacy is linked to future success in sport and activity participation. In the long run, establishing active habits in children sets them on the path to happier and healthier lives.

Move @ Work

October is Sustainability Month - Celebrate with the MSU Sustainability Walk Series

MSU Sustainability and Health4U are teaming up! Get active and learn more about sustainability initiatives at MSU with this weekly walking series. Walks will take place on Thursdays from 12:00p - 12:50p at various locations on campus.

Move @ Work

Employee Athletes Get The Job Done For MSU

Regardless of your role and the setting that you work in, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself on the job.

Move @ Work

Embracing Incidental Activity

Lots of people struggle to find time for exercise, and that's normal. By choosing to embrace the movement demands of our everyday lives, we can become more active and improve overall health.

Fun Fitness

Explore the Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2019

Now in its 13th year, the ‘Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends’ is a survey that discusses anticipated trends in the health and fitness market. See what made the list for 2019 and how you can join the movement!

Fun Fitness

It's Winter. Time to Get Out and Go For a Run!

Book Review: Running is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier

Fun Fitness

Embrace the Elements and Get Outside this Winter

With a little planning and a good attitude, you can stay active outside this winter- and actually enjoy it!

Fun Fitness

Register for the Blue Cross Winter Warm Up couch-to-5k training program and get moving toward your 2019 fitness goals!

Have fun reaching your health goals in 2019 with this free program offered by MSU Moves, the Playmakers Fitness Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Science of Movement

Bend, Not Break: The Importance of Maintaining Flexibility

You may not think about it often, but flexibility impacts our everyday lives. Learn more about the physiology of flexibility and why you should consider making stretching part our your routine.

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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