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.
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.