This October Walk Your Way to Better Health!
All staff & faculty are invited to participate in Geneva College Wellness Committee’s
from September 29 – November 2.
Individual and team prizes will be awarded!
Regular walking helps you lose weight, reduce stress, help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and improve your cardiovascular health. Maintaining an active lifestyle is your first step towards prevention of disease and improved quality of life.
- Promotes physical activity-Studies have shown that people who are physically active, live longer and feel better. It’s never too late to start being active. Walking is a great way to get moving.
- Boosts brain power-Walking improves your ability to make decisions, solve problems, and focus. Even small doses of walking, like a 15-minute trek, can increase your brain power.
- Aids in long-lasting weight management-Everyone’s metabolism tends to slow over time. This can lead to weight gain. Walking burns calories and fights unwanted pounds. A healthy weight reduces the chance of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
- Requires only a modest investment of time and money-When pressed for time, walking for 30 minutes a day can be split up into shorter sessions of two 15-minute walks or three 10-minute walks. Even walking to the bus or train stop counts. Fancy gear or equipment are not needed to walk, just a good pair of shoes. Additionally, programs to promote walking are relatively inexpensive to implement and easy to promote.
- Increases employee productivity-Physical activity increases energy levels, reduces stress, and contributes to an improved immune system. It also improves concentration and short-term memory.
- May lead to reduced insurance costs-Sedentary behavior results in higher health care costs. Walking is one way to help prevent and manage several chronic diseases.