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A Monday Walk for Your Good Health
Spring weather, fresh air and better health. A great combination is awaiting the SU community to start the week.
A series of Monday Mile walks will be held on campus every Monday during the month of April in partnership with Healthy Monday, Recreation Services and the University Wellness Initiative.
“We created this event due to the popularity of our fall walking program, Walktober, and we want to help people incorporate exercise into their daily routine,” says Leah Moser, program coordinator for the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at the Maxwell School, who manages the Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign. “We will also have folks from the SUNY Upstate and Crouse Hospital communities joining us for the walks.”
Participants will also have a chance to win prizes. No registration is required; those interested can meet organizers every Monday at noon in front of Hendricks Chapel to walk the Monday Mile.
The event will also feature special guests each Monday: April 7, dietitian Lisa Thomas, followed by a lunch sponsored by Healthy Monday at the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, where Thomas will talk about mindful eating; April 14, Hendricks Chapel Dean Tiffany Steinwert; April 21, Otto the Orange, to launch Wellness Week; and April 28, Greg Eastwood, president of Upstate Medical University.
This program also aligns with National Public Health Week, which is the first week in April and follows the National Walking Day initiated by the American Heart Association on April 2, a day of awareness about the importance of physical activity.
For more information, visit the Healthy Monday website at http://healthymonday.syr.edu or on Facebook at Healthy Monday Syracuse.