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UMD Wellness Walkers - Summer 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 June 1 to August 31, 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 to be eligible for a prize drawing of $50 gift certificate from a Duluth store of the winner's choice. Employees that turn-in their log form by September 12, 2005, will receive a free UMD Wellness Walkers t-shirt or "do" water bottle, while supplies last.

More prizes..........

To tie in with the UMD Wellness Walkers challenge this summer, we are collaborating with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and the American Heart Association in promoting the "do" campaign again on the UMD campus.

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.


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