Walking for Wellness: General Information
You asked for it, so we're bringing it back. ONU HealthWise will again be leading Walking for Wellness, a walking program open to all employees of Ohio Northern University. A pedometer to track walking progress is required and can be purchased for $5 or you may use your own if you prefer. Each participant in the program will be provided with daily walking goals. We encourage anyone who is interested to sign up!
Due to the overwhelming amount of interest in this program, we are sending this email to provide more information on the program and how to sign up.
Once you sign up for the program, you will be contacted by ONU HealthWise to set up an initial appointment before the program begins. At this appointment, you will be asked to complete an initial survey, and you will be provided with a calendar of daily walking goals and a pedometer if you wish to purchase one. We will also check and record your weight, body mass index, percent body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and glucose level (you must be fasting 10 hours for these labs).
Every Thursday, each participant will need to report to King Horn room 113 to have his or her pedometer checked. At the pedometer checks, a member of the HealthWise team will make sure each participant is completing the daily walking goals, provide the participant with more individualized walking goals if necessary, and present tips for keeping physically active. Each week you meet your walking goal, you will receive 1 healthy campus point.
To help you stay on track, HealthWise will recheck your weight, body mass index, percent body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and glucose level. This will be offered approximately every 3 months.
Interested in signing up for Walking for Wellness? Click HERE to register! Registration will be open until Friday, October 4th. You can sign up individually (just sign up as a team of 1) or as a team of up to 8 people...the team which averages the most steps per person at the end of each semester will win a prize!
If you have any questions regarding the walking program, feel free to contact me. REMEMBER, there are a limited number of spots available for the program, so sign up today and make Walking for Wellness a health goal this semester...Join the Movement!