July 23, 2024

Tips For A Healthy New Year

Participate in Mary Wash Moves this month!
Mary Wash Moves is UMW’s employee walking challenge, brought to you by the President’s Council on Wellness, Campus Recreation and Human Resources. Let’s show off how much Mary Wash Moves! Grab your walking shoes and get ready to rack up the steps this winter with your UMW colleagues.

How It Works:

  • Dates: January 14 – February 14, 2019
  • Teams: There are six teams and up to 25 people per team. You may sign up for your team by writing your name on the team color tab you choose on the tracking document.
  • How to win: Log your total steps walked each day in the official tracking document. The team color with the highest step average between all active team mates by the end of the challenge wins!
  • How to track your steps: Use a FitBit, Apple Watch, iPhone, or other step tracking device!
  • Prize: A free lunch sponsored by Human Resources and a free fitness experience sponsored by Campus Recreation!

Tips for a Healthy New Year

  • Find exercise that is fun for you! It will be easier to stick to. Consider participating in a UMW faculty/staff private fitness program like Lunchtime Yoga, Lunch Bunch, or Early Bird Fitness, or try out one of Campus Rec’s group fitness classes or intramural sports.
  • Focus on your eating habits and identify ways you can improve, such as eating proper-sized portions, scaling back on soda or other beverages, cooking at home with fresh ingredients more often, and consuming less fast food.
  • Find an accountability buddy to talk about health with, to cheer you on, to exercise with you, and to let you brag and complain to. Having a partner in the process is very helpful in staying on track!
  • Try packing your lunch more often and including 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, and 1 lean protein in your meal.
  • Set an alarm for when you should begin getting ready for bed so you can get adequate sleep this year!

President’s Council on Wellness
The council has been working hard to make Mary Wash a happier, healthier place to work and learn. If you’re interested in participating in the work we’re doing, join us for our first large meeting of the semester on February 14 from 12-2pm in the Chandler Ballroom.

The Wash Post
Have you seen the bathroom newsletter in many buildings across campus? If not, take a look at January’s edition on taking care of yourself!

January Edition of The Wash Post

This message was sent to you from the President’s Council on Wellness. If you have further questions, please email wellness@umw.edu.

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