Exercise is Medicine for Employees
Beginning in Spring 2018, Exercise is Medicine On Campus at Penn State will be offering programs for Penn State faculty and staff, in addition to our ongoing student efforts.
The Birdies for the Heart Health Fair & Golf Clinic
On September 18th the Exercise is Medicine On Campus program joined Penn State Women’s Golf to support their Birdies for the Heart initiative to raise money and awareness for women’s heart health. The event, held at the Penn State Golf Courses, included free access to the driving range and swing instruction my members of the golf team, and a chip & putt contest for all experiences and skill levels, and Dr. Kris Clark, former Penn State’s Sports Nutritionist, on-site to provide advice and answer any nutrition-related questions. Exercise is Medicine and Penn State Health were on-site offering running shoe analysis, health assessments, blood pressure screenings, games and challenges, and more. We look forward to doing it again soon!
Looking for a simple, fun way to get your group or department moving this spring? Join us in playing Wellness Scrabble.
- To participate, all you need is the game board and exercise log. Click on the image to the right to download both.
- The challenge will be to walk, jog, or bike, each day to a different building on campus. The first letter of the building will count as a letter on your scrabble board. The more letters you accrue, the more words from the word bank you can spell out on your board.
- You may only count one letter per workout
- You may use the same building more than once, as long as it is greater than a 10 minute walk/jog/bike from your office
- You may do more than one workout per day
- In the case of inclement weather, 20 minutes of activity (i.e. walking around a building on campus, a workout before or after work, etc), can be counted for any letter, just record your workout in the exercise log
- If you workout indoors during the day, you can count any 20-minute workout as any letter, though we encourage getting out around campus as much as possible.
- This can be done as a group, as long as each member of the group reaches each building recorded.
- After each session, record the workout on the exercise log. Record date, time, distance or duration, and the building you traveled to.
- When you are ready to spell out a word, write the letter into the appropriate space on the game board. Check off the letters as you use them on your exercise log.
- We will collect the game boards in April, those with the highest scoring boards will win prizes
- For a map of campus, click here
- For information about the Zagster Bike Share all around campus, click here
If you have any questions, or want your group, department, or organization involved, please reach out to EIM Coordinator, Zack Papalia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.