Campus Events and News
Welcome back to campus! We are excited for a lineup of great Healthy Monday programs this semester. Whether you want to eat healthier, try out a fitness class, or find your zen with meditation we will have a range of program offerings to help you stay healthy on campus. Our programs are always free and open to students, staff and faculty, and unless noted otherwise, registration is not required.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Walktober 2014! We enjoyed getting to know you and hope you benefitted from a month of moving. We encourage you to stay active this winter and hope you will also check out some of the other Healthy Monday programs and events on campus and in the community. For a highlight of the awards luncheon and a recap of the winner, read our Walktober blog post. It will be our pleasure to bring you this event again in October 2015!
In partnership with Recreation Services, a rotating schedule of free fitness classes are offered every Monday at 5:15pm and Friday at 1:10pm in the Flanagan Fitness Studio on north campus. All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and no advance registration is required. A variety of classes are offered throughout the semester and participants of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Classes run through Friday, December 5th. Check out the schedule of classes offered on Mondays and Fridays.
We're also offering fitness classes on South Campus. Join us every Friday on South Campus in the Goldstein 201ABC rooms for a rotating schedule of Zumba and yoga. Classes are open to all SU students, staff and faculty. No advance registration is required and classes will be held from 5:00-6:00pm through December 5th. Please bring your own mat or towel for yoga classes. Click here for the schedule.
The Monday Mile
No time to attend a fitness class? No problem! Check out the Monday Mile SU Campus loop, the route begins in front of Schine student center, loops through north campus and ends in front of Newhouse.
Explore the benefits of meditation. This class offers meditation instruction and practice to the SU community. Meditation is held every Monday from 12:00-1:00pm in the small chapel on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel. The meditation emphasizes the health benefits of regular meditation. All skill levels are welcome and the practice is secular. This mindfulness practice can help improve attention and focus, reduce stress and promote relaxation. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
SU Food Services offers a daily variety of healthy, meatless options to help you go meatless at SU. If you're looking for healthy meatless options off campus, check out some of our other Meatless Monday partners in the community.
Once again, we'll be partnering with Orange Wrap to sample some of the tasty meatless dishes available in the campus dining centers. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get an up-to-date schedule of these food tasting's.
Get rewarded for eating healthy! Pick up a Meatless Monday rewards card at Pages, Life Sciences or Slocum Cafes, get a punch every time your purchase a healthy, meatless menu item. After 5 punches, get a free piece of fruit and enter into a drawing for a gift certificate to either Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center's restaurant or one of several campus c-stores. See the details below!
Did you know that every Monday during the academic year, we give away free fruit in Archbold Gym. Ernie Davis fitness center, Marshall Square Mall fitness center, SU Health Services and People's Place in Hendricks Chapel for the SU community as well as the CAB at Upstate? Start your Monday with a healthy snack at any of these locations. Extra deliveries of fruit are brought to Archbold at 12pm and 4pm and SU Health Services at 12pm.
Community Events and News
Annual Programs and Events
Walktober is a monthlong walking initiative and competition that encourages individuals and teams to use the month of October to get more physically active. Sponsored by Healthy Monday Syracuse and SU Recreation Services, participants have an opportunity to join weekly Monday Mile walks, stay physically active all month and win free prizes. Click on the image above for highlights from Walktober 2013! If you are interested in organizing your own Walktober event, check out the implementation guide we've put together for help with planning.
National Public Health Week
During the first full week of April every year communities across the United States observe the American Public Health Association's National Public Health Week which recognizes the contributions of public health and brings attention to the issues we still face today. Each year, Healthy Monday Syracuse coordinates a lunch lecture related to a relevant issue in public health. Many thanks to Lisa Thomas, Registered Dietitian with SU Health Services for speaking at our lunch and learn held on Monday, April 7th as part of a series of lectures for National Public Health Week. Lisa has shared her presentation with us on mindful eating.
Walk with Us
Walk with Us is a walking initiative sponsored by Healthy Monday Syracuse and Recreation Services that occurs during the month of April. After a long winter, it is great to get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while moving those muscles. Each week, we organize a Monday Mile walk with notable members of the SU and Syracuse community.