10,000 steps a day challenge: Friday 9/13/13

Day 5 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge.

This is the end of the first week of the challenge.  Although I hope you continue walking over the weekend, you won’t be posting your steps.  However, you can include them with your step count on Monday if you’d like to!!!

Walking shoes: Features and fit that keep you moving

So, how did you do today?  And, how did the first week go?

10,000 steps results: Thursday 9/12/13

Day 4 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

Did you know we have 42 people in this challenge?  I think that is absolutely fantastic!  Palomar College employees rock!

The realistic way to build up to 10,000 steps a day:  “The goal of taking 10,000 steps in a day is a rough equivalent to the Surgeon General’s recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. It should be enough to reduce your risk for disease and help you lead a longer, healthier life. But not everyone should start right out trying to get 10K a day. So instead take a comfortable, gradual approach — the 20% Boost Program” ~PBS America’s Walking

So, How did you do today? Do you think you can boost your steps by 20% tomorrow?

10,000 steps results: Wednesday 9/11/13

Day 3 of the challenge!

There is a request to get some information together about when everyone is taking walks throughout the day.  So, please respond to this post with your total steps for the day AND when you walk around campus.  Let’s try to get some walking groups together!

Click the link below to access a campus walking map with  mapped walks and the distance for each. Take a walk around the campus today:  Palomar Walking Map

10,000 steps results: Tuesday 9/10/13

Day 2 of the 10,000 steps challenge!

Here are a couple links you may find helpful:

Remember we have 3 exercise activities available FREE to employees this semester.  I hope you will join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 for Jazzercise, and Wednesday mornings 7-8am for circuit training.  They are held in the aerobics room, G-8.  If you can only make it for 30 minutes that’s ok!  Some exercise is better than none.  Hope to see you there.

So, how did you do today?  Did you do better than Day 1?

10,000 steps results: Monday 9/5/13

This is Day 1 of the Palomar College Employees 10,000 steps a day challenge!

At the end of today simply comment with your total steps.  The goal of this challenge it to try to reach 10,000 steps/day.  Set your own individual goals to build up to reaching 10,000 steps.

Benefits of Walking:   http://www.getwalking.org/

So, how did you do?

Healthy Life Newsletter

Check out the June Healthy Life Newsletter.  It is full of great suggestions, including a bunch of free or practically free ways to get fit.

June Healthy Life Newsletter

Healthy Life Newsletter

Attached is the May edition of the Healthy Life Newsletter.  This edition includes tips for getting in shape with very little time commitment!  Take a look at the cover article, “Can You Take a HIT?”  It explains how this is done:

The 6-second bursts are one of the shortest sprint durations ever used in high-intensity training (HIT). HIT involves short bursts of intense exercise and achieves similar results to long-distance endurance training.  However, the method is much less time consuming and comes with a lower risk of injury, making it ideal for athletes wishing to remain injury free.

http://healthdimensions.com/download/May 2013 SD.pdf

Healthy Life Newsletter

Here is the link to the April edition of the Healthy Life Newsletter.  Included this month are tips for riding your bike to work, healthy eating information on seeds, and much more.  Enjoy!

April Healthy Life Newsletter

A Free Worldwide Online Screening Event Helping You Create The Life, Health and Body You Deserve!

A Biggest Loser participant thought members of the group and our Team Life community would like to know about this free, worldwide event.  Dr. Mercola and David Wolfe are among many others that are in the film teaching us about healthier living.  Click on the link below to register for this free event.  Let’s get healthy!

Hungry For Change

March Healthy Life Newsletter

The link for the March Healthy Life Newsletter provided by Health Dimensions is available below.  Click and enjoy!

March Healthy Life Newsletter