When was the last time you went outside for a walk in the middle of your workday? On Wednesday, more than 100 people from around the university gathered outside their buildings to participate in a 10-minute walk for wellness, hosted by the Campus Health and Wellness Committee.
“The weather is beautiful and we wanted people to take a moment to reconnect and get outside,” said committee chair Beth Wueste (Payne), M.A.Ed., director of academic programs for the Department of Pediatrics. “We are committed to offering wellness activities as seen in the lunch and learns on campus, but we are also driven to connect our community in healthy activities such as this walk—wellness for the mind and body.
“This walk brought together faculty, staff, students, trainees and whole office teams for 10 minutes to get out and connect doing something good for them. As an academic health center, it is important that we offer the same preventative health care mechanisms to our campus as we provide to our patients.”