IU Bloomington

Happy National Nutrition Month, IUB employees!

This month, we want you to tell us what you like about eating on campus. Tell us the what, the where, and the why. And (there's always an AND during National Nutrition Month!), if you include how many steps it takes to walk from your workplace to a campus dining location, you will be entered in a lottery to win a free tour and free lunch at the new restaurants at Woodland. Unlimited original entries accepted, but the lottery is only open to employees and submissions regarding IU campus dining locations. (We love our Bloomington restaurants, too, but we don't want to hear about them this month!)

We'll be running this opportunity through Monday, March 25. Fifteen entries will be selected to win the March 27 tour and free lunch, graciously provided by Residential Programs and Services. Post your entries on the Healthy IU facebook page!

FREE access to the WILDERMUTH INTRAMURAL CENTER (WIC) INDOOR TRACK for Faculty and Staff

Located in the School of Public Health Building (formerly HPER) - Details below: 

  • January 13 through May 9, 2014.

  • 8 am until 4 pm, Monday through Friday

  • WIC Location- 1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405  (this does not apply to the Student Recreational Sports Center-SRSC)

  • BRING YOUR FACULTY/STAFF ID and/or a membership to Rec Sports to enter the track area. You will need to stop at the member service station one time before beginning the program to register and activate your ID card.

  • Lockers and locks are available in the main level general locker rooms free of charge.  Additionally, there are small lockers around the track that can store personal items.

  • Step Into Fitness registration will be available, this program includes a free pedometer and motivational e-mails

  • Student wellness interns from the SPH Kinesiology Department will be available from noon-1 pm to walk with you and/or answer questions.

This service is being brought to you through the IUB School of Public Health, Healthy Change Fund, a team effort of IU Campus Recreational Sports, Healthy IU and IUB School of Public Health.  Only the WIC indoor track is free to employees this semester.  If you are interested in campus recreation membership or would like a video tour of SPH WIC check out this fun and fast video:  http://www.iurecsports.org/node/263  Thank you School of Public Health for sharing your track with all faculty and staff! 

Please wear a clean pair of full-toed athletic shoes. All footwear must be dry and free of dirt and snow before participating; bringing a second pair of athletic shoes is strongly recommended.  

GETTING to the WIC

Walking is always good, but if you prefer to hop on the bus, find your schedule/route here:   http://iub.doublemap.com/map/

TRACKING

Tracking your distance, time or steps is often helpful in staying motivated and it’s an interesting study of yourself!  There are a number of tracking apps out there, for your convenience we’ve provided a few links you are free to use. You do not need to track anything for the winter activity initiative prizes. 

6 ¼ LAPS around the WIC track =1 MILE

READ, MOVE, SNAP and WIN

As we step into 2014, Healthy IU will be sending activity tips with opportunities to win prizes.  It’s easy to do just “Read, Move, Snap and WIN:

READ the activity tip.  They will be posted on Facebook and the Healthy IU website every other week beginning January 13.

MOVE, preferably with your activity buddy(s)

SNAP a picture that relates to the activity tip and paste it on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/healthyIU

WIN great prizes! The number of people in your picture directly relates to the number of entries for the prize. Double your chances of winning by walking with your co-workers. (one person- one entry; two people- four entries).  Prizes will be drawn every other week. 

The topic themes are outlined below:

  • Getting Started – Post on our Facebook page a picture of how you are “Stepping Into the New Year” January 13 -17
  • Walking buddies/teams – Snap and post a photo of you and your walking group. The more people in your group the more chances you have to win.  January 20-31
  • Dressing for Winter Walking – Snap and post how you bundle up for fitness fun –Feb. 3- 14
  • Tips for Walking with Fido/Family - Snap and post a photo of you and your Family or Fido for a chance to win – Feb. 17-28
  • Fitting Activity In – Share your time management techniques for a chance to win. March 3-14

Snap and send a photo of you and/or your walking group for a chance to win prizes.  The more people in your group the more chances you have to win.  Make sure to include names of those in the picture and the group/team name. You may also send your pictures to healthyu@indiana.edu

PRIZES:

  • Membership passes to Fitness Centers
  • Fitbit
  • Jawbone Up
  • Ball Game Tickets
  • Healthy IU Wellness Basket
  • Massage Therapy Session Water Bottles
  • Shoe back packs

INDOOR WALKING ROUTES:  information to come

OUTDOOR WALKING ROUTES: Routes for various levels that start at your office door (or pretty close to it) can be found here:  http://www.iurecsports.org/pw_files/Spring2010_FINAL_MapOne_StepIntoFitness.pdf. Grab a buddy for a break or lunchtime walk.