UMD Wellness - Spring 2005
Fitness Begins One Step at a Time
Goal: to promote wellness and encourage employees to maintain a
healthy living environment.
The campaign challenges UMD faculty and staff to walk or do physical activity
totalling 100 miles from February 7 to May 15, 2005, and to log their physical
activities. Once the 100-mile challenge has been completed, employees may
submit the log form to the Department of Human Resources. Employees that
turn-in their log form by May 23, 2005, will receive a free UMD Wellness
2,000 steps or 15 minute walk or 15 minutes of physical
activity = 1 mile
Two thousand steps on the pedometer or 15-minute walk or
15 minutes of physical activity is equivalent to one mile! Examples of
physical activities, other than walking, are: aerobics, backpacking, baking,
bicycling, calisthenics, canoeing, carpentry, dancing, exercising, gardening,
going up and down stairs, jogging, jumping rope, mopping floor, mowing
the loan, rowing, sports, running, vacuuming the floor, weight lifting,
wood working, etc.
Join the "umdwalkers" listserve
and receive wellness e-newsletters.
Purchase of UMD Wellness Walkers t-shirt is funded in part by a grant
from the University
of Minnesota Office of Risk Management & Insurance (as part of
the Safety Awareness program) and a matching grant from University
of Minnesota UPlan Wellness.