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Step into Summer
It's time for the 3rd Annual GUWellness Walking Challenge: Move More. The Challenge runs June 1 - 30. Register today at http://startwalkingnow.org​.
CONGRATULATIONS to Week One's Top Walkers
Individuals: 1. Ann McMahon, 2. Glen Gehman, 3. Maxine Weinstein, 4. Kathleen Julien, 5. Elizabeth Chafin, 6. Anya Wilbon, 7. Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas, 8. Luisa Boyarski, 9. Jessica Buckley, 10. Charles Pritzlaff
Teams: 1. CPH, 2. Pathology/10walking, 3. CLED Striders, 4. Snap It Off, 5. The Green Olives
For more information on prizes, weekly winners and more, go here.
GUWellness Walking Challenge Quick Links
Participation Guidelines
Answers to the burning questions: What is it? What do I have to do? Who can participate? How do I earn points - and bonus points? Are there prizes?
Getting Registered
This step-by-step (pun intended) guide helps you to get officially registered using the http://startwalkingnow.org website hosted by the American Heart Association. And, yes, you must be registered in order to be eligible for prizes.
Bonus Point Tracker
Click on the link above to log your daily bonus points. You can get extra points for joining organized walks (like Tuesday's Walking Bootcamp or Thursday's Walk with Charles or walks with your team), attending lunch and learn sessions, free yoga at Yates and more.
Challenge Resource Center
Looking for help tracking your steps and activities? Or, are you looking for ideas on how to increase your daily activity so you can earn more points? This is a great place to start.
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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs. But, it can be managed so you can live life to the fullest. Learn to recognize the things that can trigger an asthma episode. And, take an active approach to controlling them.
The Benefits of Walking
Walking is one of the easiest and most popular forms of exercise. You can do it anywhere, at any time. And, walking doesn’t require any special equipment or training—just a comfortable pair of shoes.
Stress-Busting Tips
These tips can help you cope with everyday stress, so you can focus on the things you enjoy:
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Featured Profile

Charles DeSantis, Cheif Benefits & Wellness Officer, wants to be your walking buddy. His weekly walk starts at Healy Circle each Thursday at 12:30 p.m.. Whatever your pace or fitness level, he hopes you'll join him for some weekly wellness.
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