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Yellow Jackets on the Move!

What is the Yellow Jackets on the Move Initiative?

Yellow Jackets on the Move (YJM) is a health and wellness initiative to motivate and support the entire WVSU campus community with healthier lifestyle changes.

Physical well-being relates to feeling healthy and full of energy. If your level of well-being is high, you'll likely feel that your life is going well.

By making small, consistent, yet realistic daily goals you can make significant changes to your overall health and wellness!

Weekly Wellness Schedule:

  • Tuesday's at 5:15pm - Yoga!
  • Wednesday's at Noon - Walking Group!
  • Wednesday's at 6:15pm - Zumba
  • Coming Soon - Meditation Monday's! (TBD)
See Shared Google Calendar for more!

Employee Mental health Resource Lists (via PEIA)

Resources and links COMING SOON!

Health benefits of walking 

You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise. Some of the benefits include: 
  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness 
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke 
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes 
  • stronger bones and improved balance 
  • increased muscle strength and endurance 
  • reduced body fat. 
  • Walking for 30 minutes a day
To get the health benefits, try to walk for at least 30 minutes as briskly as you can on most days of the week. ‘Brisk’ means that you can still talk but not sing, and you may be puffing slightly. 
  • Moderate activities such as walking pose little health risk but, if you have a medical condition, check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program of physical activity
We are recommending a goal of 10,000 steps a day!
  • *The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles. It's a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline. Then you can work up toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add 1,000 extra steps a day every two weeks.  If you're already walking more than 10,000 steps a day, or if you're fairly active and trying to lose weight, you'll probably want to set your daily step goal higher.

Benefits of Yoga:

According to the US National Institutes of Health, studies have suggested possible benefits of yoga for several aspects of wellness, including stress management, mental/emotional health, promoting healthy eating/activity habits, sleep, and balance.

Past Recorded Yoga Session Links Below, Give it a Try!



For more information, contact:

Kellie Toledo
Director of Counseling and Wellness Services


Lindsey Good
Instructor of Health Sciences
Department of Health and Human Performance
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