BGSU claims fitness gold
BGSU has been recognized as a 2014 Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better, move more and live
well. The association recognizes “employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health.”
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The University is listed on the Honor Roll, for
which it had to implement six of the award’s physical activity criteria, two of the nutritional criteria and one of the culture criteria. Karyn Smith,
health educator in BGSU’s Wellness Connection through Recreation and Wellness, submitted the application.
“We care about our faculty, staff and students and strive to provide programs, resources and support to increase academic and career success,” Smith said.
“Through collaborative efforts, our goal is to promote quality of life, healthy development, and positive, sustainable health behaviors. We want to create
a healthy social and physical environment at BGSU where healthful choices are the easy choices.”
In creating a culture of health and wellness, the WellAware program for employees offers numerous programs throughout the year, from free exercise classes
for employees to healthy eating programs and mindfulness workshops. Employees may also take advantage of a free, one-time consultation with a personal
trainer and receive an individualized exercise plan to help them achieve their fitness and wellness goals. View all available programs and services.
The next program, open to faculty, staff and students, is Strive for Five. Beginning June 30, the six-week
healthy eating and exercise challenge encourages participants to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day and exercise for 30 minutes at least
five days a week. Participants, as individuals or in groups, will track their progress and earn prizes for achievements. Register for the free program.