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LSU Streams Fitness Videos and Healthy Lifestyle Tips Online Via Media-site
[January 23, 2012]

LSU Streams Fitness Videos and Healthy Lifestyle Tips Online Via Media-site

Jan 23, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Sonic Foundry announced Louisiana State University's Department of Uni-versity Recreation Fitness will provide webcasts delivered via Mediasite.

"The UREC Mediasite webcasts offer students and the general public the ability to participate in workouts when it's convenient for them, and are also great resources for information about healthy living. Sonic Foundry is proud to support the university's recreation department and is glad UREC is em-bracing innovative, and now mobile, approaches to reach its audiences through webcasting," said Gary Weis, Sonic Foundry CEO, in a release.

"Mediasite has allowed LSU UREC to create an online environment that enables students and the public to participate in fitness programs and learn about living a healthy lifestyle from any computer with internet access," said Scott Belanger, Assistant Director of Marketing and Public relations at LSU UREC. "Mediasite has enhanced our ability to engage students in today's fast paced world." LSU UREC uses Mediasite to webcast sport competitions and to facilitate student trainings, orientations and debates.

It is currently in the process of upgrading its webcasting platform to Media-site 6, an exciting advancement that became available in December and will allow students and the public to watch webcasts right from their iPads, iPhones, iPods and BlackBerrys.

In collaboration with the LSU Student Health Center, Vanessa Richard, a registered dietitian, gives presentations on topics such as nutrition, fitness and eating healthy on a budget. In her Nutrition and Fitness session, she offers tips for people to manage their weight.

In her Beyond Ramen Noodles: Healthy Eating on a Shoestring Budget, she suggests meal planning and smart shopping tips including: -Plan your menu for the week and consider how you can use leftovers -When your food budget and storage space allows, buy in bulk -Build the main part of your meal around grains and starches -Use frozen or canned goods when fresh are not in season -Find budget-friendly recipes at SNAP-Ed Connection: -Plan healthy meals at Mediasite by Sonic Foundry provides enterprise webcasting, hybrid events and lecture capture.

LSU University Recreation creates dynamic experiences for active healthy living at Louisiana State University.

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