Walking Workshops are Off and Running!
Working toward Goal #2 – to increase opportunities and access for regular moderate to vigorous physical activity for all employees – Healthy PSU has launched an on-campus walking program. We currently meet regularly on Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm at the PSU Ice Arena/Walking Center – anyone and everyone is welcome to join at anytime. On days of inclement weather, walking occurs indoors at the Ice Arena. All levels are encouraged to join, from beginners to advanced walkers. Anyone who attends will receive a free pedometer along with instructions on how to use it and how to set proper walking goals. Realizing that the current day/time may be a time conflict for many, we are currently planning on adding an additional day/meet time once the weather gets a little warmer and there are more hours of daylight. Stay tuned for more information!
To complement the walking program, we are also offering walking workshops. If your department is interested in having one of our staff members come to your office to provide an informal workshop over a brown bag lunch, please email email@example.com. In January, Healthy PSU staff member Jill Tarkleson delivered a workshop to the Lamson staff, where pedometers were distributed along with educational information on local walking routes, how to set walking goals and increase daily steps, and how to take advantage of Harvard Pilgrim’s Wellness Connection Program (who provides gift cards to employees for every 30 days of recording your physical activity). The library staff who attended found this workshop to be really beneficial and motivating, and they are now collectively recording their daily steps and taking small strides towards increasing their daily physical activity!