Did you know that 10 hockey players from the St. Louis Blues have been chosen to represent their respective country for the Olympics? You may not make it to the Olympics, but you will have the chance to cheer them on at a Blues game on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00 when the Blues take on the Dallas Stars. One lucky Tread the Med participant will have the chance to ride the Zamboni. More information will be available soon.
Cycle 1: February 27 - March 8
Cycle 2: March 9 - March 18
Cycle 3: March 19 - March 28
Cycle 4: March 29 - April 7
Cycle 5: April 8 - April 17
Cycle 6: April 18 - April 27
Cycle 7: April 28 - May 7
Cycle 8: May 8 - May 17
Cycle 9: May 18 - May 27
Cycle 10: May 28 - June 6
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Tread the Med is a walking initiative sponsored by the Wellness Committee of Washington University School of Medicine. Our goal is to help you incorporate more walking into your daily life. Some activities are more difficult to calculate than others. View the Activity Conversion Chart to accurately track your steps!
With a combination of established trails called MedPaths, tracking tools and evidence-based tips, we’ll help you “Tread the Med” for better health.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your health, get fit and prevent disease. Research shows that taking 10,000 steps per day (about 5 miles) will significantly improve your health. Remember, all walking counts towards your daily goal so get up and get walking!
All participants in the will be asked to complete an anonymous, voluntary health survey at both the beginning and the completion of the challenge.
The Wellness Council will use the anonymous information obtained from the surveys to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program.
Your feedback on these voluntary surveys will help shape future Tread the Med programs.
Safety Tips for Walking
Be safe and be seen: Wear bright/light colored clothing or reflective material; carry a flashlight at night
Be alert: Drivers may not be paying attention to people walking on the sidewalk or near curbs
Be careful at crossings: Look before you step into the street
Dress appropriately during winter months
Warning: Consult your physician before beginning this or any exercise program.