Spring 2014

This Spring we have increased our TEAM LIFE activities and hope to see many more new faces!  Please take a look at the Spring TEAM LIFE Newsletter for specific dates, times, and events.

Here is a quick idea of some activities starting next week!


Health Dimensions Expo

TEAM LIFE takes great pleasure in presenting the fourth annual Health Dimensions Expo on February 20, 2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm in the AA/ST Courtyard on the San Marcos campus.  All staff and faculty are invited to attend, browse the many booths, get your raffle card punched, pick up some free goodies and enjoy a fun time with some healthy learning overtones!  For those who are joining the Biggest Loser Challenge, this will also be a weigh-in site.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Week 8 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

Are you getting in your 30 minutes?  at 5mph you should be walking 2 miles in 30 minutes which should be about 4,000 steps!

How many steps are you taking?

Week 7 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

How did you do during week 7?

Week 6 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

There are so many benefits of walking!  so why not take 10,000 steps each day!

How did you do this week on the 10,000 steps a day challenge?  And, are you seeing these benefits?

Week 5 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

Are you doing other exercise besides walking and would like to convert it to steps?

For example, according to Shapeup.org:

“Question: How do you convert time on a bike to steps? I have a Schwinn airdyne.

Answer:  If you have a Schwinn airdyne that has a calorie readout, then all you need to know is that walking one mile is equivalent (approximately) to burning 100 calories. If you exercise on your Schwinn airdyne long enough to burn 100 calories, that is like walking 2000 steps. To burn the equivalent of walking 10,000 steps, you would have to exercise long enough to burn 500 calories.”

WSJ Video: Do You Need 10,000 Steps a Day to Stay Healthy?

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

Hello everyone!

I hope you are still focused on reaching your daily stepping goals!

How about turning your next meeting into a walking meeting!

ted http://www.ted.com/talks/nilofer_merchant_got_a_meeting_take_a_walk.html

So, let us know how you are doing this week and did you take a walking meeting?


Week 3 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

This week there will only be one post to respond to.  Please simply respond to this post each day, or you can post your weekly results at the end of the week.

I would love to hear about what strategies you are using to reach the goal of 10,000 steps each day.  Take a moment this week and share with us your secrets to success.
Wordle: 10,000 steps

10,000 steps a day challenge: Friday 9/20/13

Last day of week 2

Did you know that the city of San Marcos offers weekend hikes lead my their city trail experts?  This would be a great way to learn about the trails available around Palomar while also earning more steps!


So, how did you do today?   And, overall how did your second week go?

10,000 steps a day challenge: Thursday 9/19/13

Day 4 of week 2

It’s important that you are not only concentrating on moving more throughout the day, but also focusing on the fuel you are taking in!  Try starting your morning with a Green Smoothie!

Take a moment to tell us about your favorite healthy recipe and also don’t forget to include your step count for today!