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Community Health nursing students not just talking the talk, they are walking the walk

10/15/2013

Students in the Community Health nursing program have put their best foot forward to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to faculty and staff across campus. In partnership with the Rudy Wellness Center, a walking initiative has been developed to increase awareness of the health benefits related to routine exercise habits and physical activity.

CU’s Community Health students are committed to the best care and education for the entire population. The goal of the event was to demonstrate that walking is a simple and effective way to take control of one’s health. A regular walking routine will increase energy levels, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower stress, and reduce the symptoms of back pain and arthritis. A healthy walking regime requires a brisk pace that elevates the heart rate and breathing. 

The project consisted of walking events during a 3-week period in which participants are given pedometers to track the distances walked.  Steps are logged and recorded.  The team with the most steps will win a catered lunch.

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