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UT encourages employees to participate in National Walking Day April 1

Step by step, day after day, you walk to make progress. Now you can take steps toward a healthier workplace and support the American Heart Association.

walk bannerOn Wednesday, April 1, The University of Toledo will join the American Heart Association in celebrating National Walking Day. There will be a kickoff event from 11 a.m. to noon at the Morse Center on Health Science Campus.

The event will include an employee walk with Rocksy, healthy snacks and information on the Greater Toledo Heart Walk, which will take place Saturday, May 30. Team captains for the Heart Walk can pick up their packets at the event.

“It’s a day to challenge ourselves and our nation to get heart healthy and fit,” said Vicki Riddick, senior wellness officer. “We’ll be encouraging everyone to think of this day as a starting point toward making physical activity a part of their everyday lifestyle.”

In addition, UT Rocket Wellness will launch a four-week walking challenge, which includes walking at least 30 minutes every day.

“To participate, you don’t have to walk for a half hour straight; it can be broken up into smaller time blocks, making it more manageable,” Riddick said. “So it’s time to lace up your shoes and join UT on walking toward wellness.”

For more information on the walking challenge, visit utoledo.edu/offices/rocketwellness.

To join the UT/UT Health team for the Heart Walk, visit heart.org/toledowalk.

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