HEALTHIER U WALKING PROGRAMS
Stony Brook University offers two options for its employee walking program: "Walk on Wednesdays" (WOW) & "Walk to Win" (WTW). Both programs kick off for the fall season on Sept. 10, 2014. To encourage participation, participants will receive a variety of FREE prizes after four instances of participation in either program.
WALK ON WEDNESDAYS
"Walk on Wednesdays" (WOW) is a series of walks held at 12 noon each Wednesday. Walks are held at the eight locations listed below. Check in with your Healthier U walk leader at each site to track your attendance. Groups of faculty and staff will walk at noon, rain/snow or shine, through Nov. 26. Here are the eight locations for Walk on Wednesdays:
- Hospital - Main Lobby
- Tech Park
- 31 Research Way
- 8 Research Way
- Long Island State Veterans Home
- Main entrance
- Main Campus
- Fountain on Academic Mall
- South Campus:
- Endeavor Hall Lobby (In case of inclement weather, meet in Discovery Hall)
- Sullivan Hall Lobby
- Suffolk Hall Lobby by EH&S
- Courtyard between Putnam Hall and Dana Hall
- Research & Development Park
- Building 17 - Meet at the main entrance
- CEWIT - Meet in the front lobby
*Other Locations – please contact Healthier U
WALK TO WIN
Looking to add that competitive spirit and walk at any time? Then "Walk to Win" (WTW) might be right for you!
Walk to Win is a team-based walking program that allows you to walk anytime, anywhere. Be sure to have at least one other co-worker walk with you and report the total distance walked.
At the end of the fall season, the team with the most miles walked per person will win a healthy reward sponsored by Healthier U. Check in here to see which team is leading the way!
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!
To learn more about our walking programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 632-2945. We look forward to walking our way together toward a Healthier U!
AHA “START WALKING NOW” WEBSITE
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.