Washington College's employee Health & Fitness program is designed to focus on the physical and mental needs of our highly regarded faculty, staff, and students. Through human resources, health services, and our recreational centers we provide the necessary resources and opportunities for our devoted campus population enabling them to lead a healthy lifestyle, while mentoring young adults for future success. The intention is to provide health education, and counseling as well as fitness and wellness programming to every faculty, staff, and student on the Washington College campus.
It is the goal of our Health & Fitness team to make Washington College the leading higher education institution in health & wellness opportunities among private liberal arts colleges. Through our community involvement and participation we will greatly improve and reduce health related cost as well as providing the necessary tools for our faculty, staff, and students to live healthy. The services provided will only further help foster an atmosphere of wellness and learning.
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Sign up for the Washington College 10,000 Step Walking Campaign. Our new walking program for faculty and staff employees will promote health and fitness through support and camaraderie. Through the use of pedometers, members of the walking program will track their steps over the course of 1 month. The ultimate goal is to reach 10,000 steps each day, which is approximately 5 miles.
Through the use of an e-mail list serve and a walking chart for each individual, participants will be able to appropriately chart each day, week, and month successes. Individuals are free to take the challenge alone or they can create walking groups through their campus departments, co-workers, and/or friends. No level of experience required! Just contact Jonnie Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Please include your name, email address, and department.
Benefits of participating in the Washington College 10,000 Step Walking Campaign:
- Free Pedometers
- Walking group email list serve
- Weekly and monthly nutrition and exercise tips through e-mail
- Group support for health & fitness
- Individualized walking charts inside the Johnson Fitness Center
- Monthly updates, and prizes
- Walking maps and routes in the local community
Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Improve blood lipid profile
- Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
- Enhance mental well being
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
- Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
Health & Fitness Committee
- Jonnie Jenkins Director of the Johnson Fitness Center and Campus Recreation
- Alan Chesney Director of Human Resources
- Shirley Haymaker Assistant Director of Human Resources
- Dawn Nordhoff Director of Health Services
- Judie Barroll Director of Alumni Programs
- Donna Dhue-Wilkins Director of Dining Services
- Thad Moore Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director
- Mark Scott Staff Representative
- Katherine Maynard Faculty Representative
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