NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 6, The American Heart Association (AHA) will kick off National Walking Day to rally everyone – individuals, friends, families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and workplaces – to join together and walk for health and fun. The day is a great opportunity to promote all the benefits of walking, and people can keep the momentum going throughout the year by starting a Monday Mile in their community. Continue Reading
We recently had a chance to catch up with SU Food Services’ new Executive Chef, Parvinder Singh. Singh joins the SU community from Cornell and has previously served as an Executive Chef at the University of Oklahoma and University of Buffalo. In the short time since joining SU, Chef has been quite busy getting to know the Food Services staff and operations and creating new recipes that are student tested and approved. Continue Reading
For the past several years, Healthy Monday has partnered with SU Abroad in Florence to offer students studying there a chance to maintain their healthy habits while studying abroad. Continue Reading
Welcome back to campus students, staff and faculty. We love the energy that you all bring to the spring semester. It is a new year and a new opportunity to achieve your wellness goals. We have a full schedule of Healthy Monday programs to help you do just that. Read on for more details. Continue Reading
On November 19th I, alongside my HTW 221 team mates, tabled for the I Love NY Water campaign. Our group gave away over 200 I Love NY Water bottles to students and employees on campus. Throughout the morning I had a lot of students and faculty ask me what our campaign was about, and I had others passing by and saying things like, “ Who doesn’t love NY water?” and writing our campaign off without understanding what it was all about. So, what is “I Love NY Water” about anyway? It is a campaign that promotes the use of New York state tap water, instead of bottled water that people would buy from a store, or vending machine. By pledging to use tap water whenever possible, a person is pledging to help keep our environment cleaner by keeping plastic out of our landfills. Did you know that it takes plastic, on average, 450 years to biodegrade? Another tidbit of information to consider is that tap water is often filtered better than bottled water, and it’s cheaper too. Think about it, the average price for a sixteen ounce bottle of water is around two dollars. A gallon of tap water, by comparison, is around one dollar and twenty-two cents or less. The main idea behind this campaign is very simple, decrease your carbon footprint by switching to tap water instead of bottled water. Switching to tap water is a very easy way to help your planet and your wallet.
Post by Health and Wellness 221 student, Stephanie Shute
It is now November in Syracuse, New York, which means it is usually cold, raining or snowing outside. If you want to stay active but you do not want to freeze during it, here are a few tips to stay active and healthy during the cold weather months. Continue Reading
Monday, November 9th was the conclusion of another successful Walktober and the Healthy Monday team celebrated with an awards ceremony and luncheon. Walktober 2015 was sponsored in partnership with Healthy Monday Syracuse, the Syracuse University Wellness Initiative and SU Department of Recreation Services. Continue Reading
Name: Bernard Brumfield
Age: 41 years old
Your day job (how you pay the bills!): Syracuse University Food services Supervisor Continue Reading
- Name: Stephanie Shute
- Age: 21
- Your position at SU: Undergraduate Student majoring in Social work and minoring in Gerontology and Health and Wellness
- Your second job (how you spend most of your remaining hours): Volunteering, working at Rivervalley & Cavallaro Foods & spending time with family
I’m twenty-one years old and am studying Public Health here at Syracuse University.
Right now I volunteer with the Healthy Monday program at the Lerner Center. In the past I used to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Labor and Delivery unit (and loved it!)
Now, I spend much of my time doing homework but I also try and stay active. I enjoy jogging, practicing yoga, and meditating in my free time.
As is the case with everyone, it’s not always easy being healthy. I love to indulge with some pizza and chocolate every now and then, but I also try and make the right choices for my health and wellness whenever possible. I achieve this by not only being active, but also reminding myself why I want to be healthy in the first place, and not beat myself up when I’m being less-than-stellar.
I’m looking forward to trying out some of Healthy Monday’s classes and Monday Miles.