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.
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? Contact us at email@example.com, or call 632-2945.
'TEAM STONY BROOK' Stats
As of Aug. 8, 2013:
- 537 Stony Brook employees are registered
- We’ve walked an average of 43,976 steps per person
- In total, Healthier U registrants have walked 10,834 miles, or 23,615,536 steps
To encourage participation, participants will receive a FREE Healthier U T-shirt after completing a minimum of 4 walks, while supplies last.
To keep track of your steps and your overall distance, you can alsosign 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.
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!
Indoor walking trails are available during the winter to keep you on pace toward meeting your goals. The following indoor walking locations are available:
- The Student Activities Center on West Campus (first floor)
- The Administration building on West Campus (Level 3)
- The Charles B. Wang Asian American Center (Gallery Level)
- The Wellness Walk on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Center
- Melville Library, fifth floor
We look forward to walking our way together toward a Healthier U!
Check out the Stony Brook Medicine calendar for more events that will help create a Healthier U!
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ONGOING: Pertussis vaccines available to hospital employees at Employee Health & Wellness, Level 3 Room #557. Call 444-7767.
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