HEALTHIER U WALKING PROGRAM
Get ready to walk your way to a Healthier U!
The Healthier U walking program kicked off in November 2011 with a series of walks at five locations. The kickoff series was a success, thanks to all of you! In 2013 the program doubled the number of walks from the previous year and expanded to seven locations. And, we begin again in March 2014.
WALK ON WEDNESDAYS
"Walk on Wednesdays" is a series of walks held at 12 noon or when employees take lunch each Wednesday. Check in with your Healthier U walk leader to track your attendance. Don't have a walk leader?
WALK TO WINLooking to add that competitive spirit and walk at any time? Then "Walk to Win" might be right for you. Be sure to have 2 other SBU Employees walk with you and report the distance walked to your area walk leader. The campus location with the most miles walked per person will win a healthy reward sponsored by Healthier U.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 632-2945.
To encourage participation, participants will receive a variety of FREE prizes after at least 6 instances of participation in the walking program. Register with Healthier U!
Indoor & Outdoor Walking Trail Maps
For your convenience, the Healthier U Walking Program has provided several indoor and outdoor walking trail maps of various campuses with the equivalent of laps in miles!
We look forward to walking our way together toward a Healthier U!
If you would like to keep track of your steps and your overall distance, you can also sign up by visiting the American Heart Association’s website, www.startwalkingnow.org. The site gives you a variety of useful tools to track distances walked, create your own walking trails, nutrition diary and much more!
To register, click 'Become a Member.' On the registration page, under 'Search for Company,' be sure to select 'STONY BROOK' (All Uppercase) as your employer. Under 'Preferences,' make sure to check the box that allows your employer to see your name, department, email address and physical activities, so that you will qualify for your Free pedometer and so we can track your progress and alert you when you have won a prize!
No one will see your health information, only the miles you enter.
Once you have registered, don’t forget to log your steps at least once a week! You can pick up a pedometer at your local department or sporting goods store. Just log onto www.startwalkingnow.org with your unique username and password, click on “Tracker,” and once the tracker dashboard opens, on the lower left side click “Add an Activity.” You can enter your total steps daily or write them down every day, then enter your weekly total and convert the steps to miles.
'TEAM STONY BROOK' Stats (from the American Heart Association- StartWalkingNow.org)
As of January 14, 2014:
- 545 Stony Brook employees are registered.
- We’ve walked an average of 44,338 steps per person.
- In total, Healthier U registrants have walked 11,108.5 miles, or 24,164,473 steps.
Check out the Stony Brook Medicine calendar for more events that will help create a Healthier U!
ONGOING: Flu vaccines for all faculty and staff at the Student Health Service, fee $25. LEARN MORE
ONGOING: Flu vaccines and pertussis vaccines available to hospital employees at Employee Health & Wellness, Level 3 Room #557. Call 444-7767.
SHINGLES: President Stanley urges the community to get the shingles vaccine. LEARN MORE