November 03, 2010

University Marketing and Communications Steps up to Wellness Challenge

University Marketing and Communications has joined the challenge.

The divisions of Admin­istration and Finance are beating a path to better fitness this month as they launch a 10,000 Step Challenge, but the friendly contest has an interloper.

University Marketing and Communications is joining the wellness competition, which calls on participants to walk 10,000 steps a day – the number experts say is necessary for optimal health.

“When our office learned about the challenge, everyone got into the competitive spirit,” says University Marketing and Communications Associate Vice President Glenn Bieler. “We’re thrilled Administration and Finance let us join the fun.”

University Marketing and Communications kicked off the competition Monday morning with a brisk walk around the West Campus quad just before the department’s weekly team meeting. Bieler says he’s encouraging walking meetings and hopes to boost step counts with “no-email Wednesdays,” an interdepartmental initiative to encourage more face-to-face interaction.

“We’re looking forward to the wellness benefits – and bragging rights – that we expect to come with winning this competition,” Bieler adds.

The contest between University Marketing and Communications, Finance and Administration runs through Nov. 30. The opportunity to participate in the wellness initiative will be extended to the entire campus community in early 2011, says Carolyn Gregory, vice president of human resources.

Posted by: David Wilson, November 3, 2010 09:52 AM | News Topics: Campus Life

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