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Thank you to our guest speaker and Moon specialist, Brad Jolliff, the Scott Rudolph Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Washington University who helped us kickoff our Tread the Med program! His perspective of the Moon was quite fascinating - look up and observe the Moon!
Tread the Med a Space Odyssey Cycle Schedule
Get ready for a little space travel as we virtually travel to the moon and back. The Tread the Med schedule will be:
Cycle 1: August 21 – August 30
Cycle 2: August 31- September 9
Cycle 3: September 10-September 19
Cycle 4: September 20 – September 29
Cycle 5: September 30 – October 9
Cycle 6: October 10 – October 19
Cycle 7: October 20 – October 29
Cycle 8: October 30 – November 8
Cycle 9: November 9 – November 18
Cycle 10: November 19 – November 28
Yes, the cycle will go through Thanksgiving. We will need to walk off all of the holiday goodies!
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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!
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.