WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Healthiest State Walk
Date/Time: October 3, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Walking track on the main campus next to Johnson Hall around ball fields
Description: The Healthiest State Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, will be held on Wednesday, October 3. Since 2011, the Healthiest State Initiative has engaged hundreds of thousands of Iowans in schools, worksites and communities across the state to walk for 30 minutes. The goal of this year’s event is to have walks organized and registered in all 99 counties of Iowa.
The event’s slogan “Walk More. Connect More.” encourages participants to walk with a neighbor, friend, co-worker or family members. Another way to connect with other Iowans is through social media, using the hashtags #GetYourWalkOn2018 and #WalkMoreConnectMore.
The Annual Walk also serves as a kick-off to Healthiest State Month, happening throughout October, encouraging Iowans to “Live 5-2-1-0” and reminding them that “Healthy Choices Count!” To learn more about 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count, visit www.iowahealthieststate.com/5210
The Healthiest State Initiative invites all Iowans to take this first step in building a healthier lifestyle and hopes that you will make walking 30 minutes part of your everyday routine.
The walk will be anytime you can make it between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
and will end approximately 30 minutes of walking the walking track across from Johnson Hall. Refreshments will be available.
More Information: Questions related to this event can be directed to Brett Baumgart at email@example.com.
Just 4 the Health of It!
Description: “Just For the Health of it!” is an 11-week program designed to help participants stay interested and involved in a regular exercise program. Choose your own activities and exercise at your own pace and convenience to earn your team more miles! Participants are required to fill out a weekly log to record their fitness activities. New challenges will be offered as goals for participants to reach and earn more miles.
Team Format: Participants are encouraged to form teams of 2-5 members for the purpose of social support, to enhance the health and wellness of Kirkwood's campus and add a little friendly competition. Prizes will be given to the team with the highest total average miles earned.
More Information: Just 4 the Health of It Website | Join the j4thoi Facebook group!
Just 4 the Health of It! Walking Moai
Description: Kirkwood staff and students are invited to join in the "Just for the Health of It!" (j4thoi!) Walking Moai at Kirkwood. Walking Moais (pronounced Mo-Eye) are groups of people that meet at least once a week throughout the “j4thoi!” wellness challenge to walk. The term “moai” comes from Okinawa, Japan and means “meeting for a common purpose.” Moai walking teams encourage social support while adding the physical benefits of walking. All interested walkers are invited, you do not have to be on a “j4thoi!” team, but all are encouraged to get involved:
Cedar Rapids Main Campus
Date/Time: TBD (fit your schedule to walk!)
Location: Outside of Student Life in Iowa Hall
Registration: If you would like to join this walk or be a team leader for another walk, please email Brett Baumgart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Lunch & Learns
Description: The Lunch & Learn series provides an opportunity for faculty/staff and students to learn about a variety of health and wellness topics. Lunch & Learn presentations will be offered once a month by wellness professionals from MercyCare Business Health Solutions. Please bring your own lunch. For more information on Lunch & Learns, click here.
Sept. 14th - Blueprint for Optimal Health: Balancing the Seven Dimensions of Wellness
Oct. 12th - Find Your Inner Peace: A Relaxation Workshop
Nov. 9th - Stages of Behavior Change
Dec. 7th - New Year's Resolutions: Effective Goal-Setting for Success in the New Year
Location: Gritter Room - 3rd Floor Iowa Hall
Instructor: MercyCare Business Health Solutions
12 Days of Wellness
Who can participate: Kirkwood faculty/staff and students
Description: As we enter December and the holiday season, the 12 Days of Wellness challenge will help keep your body and mind in good health and spirit. To participate, all you have to do is complete one wellness activity from the 12 Days of Wellness activity list. There are four different categories of wellness activities: Fitness, Nutrition, Community, and Well-being. At the end of the challenge, your goal is to complete three activities from each of the four wellness categories. If you meet the 12 Days of Wellness challenge requirements, turn in your tracker to Brett Baumgart at the Johnson Hall main office, or scan and email it to email@example.com.
All entries MUST be received by 5 p.m. on December 21. The drawing will take place Friday, December 22.
EVERYONE that successfully completes the 12 Days of Wellness challenge will be entered into the raffle to win the grand prize drawing. The prizes area as follows:
- First place drawing - $50 loaded in EagleCash on to your EagleCard
- Second place drawing - $40 loaded in EagleCash on to your EagleCard
- Third place drawing - $30 loaded in EagleCash on to your EagleCard
For more information, click here.
Student Health & Wellness Day
Date/Time: September 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Admissions Lobby
Description: Kirkwood will have a Student Health and Wellness day on September 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Iowa Hall.