Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Tread the Med is now WashU MOVES

Tread the Med Has a New Name
Welcome to WashU MOVES!

Registration is Open from  August 17 - September 10, 2015

Go to https://wellnessconnection.wustl.edu/ and follow the instructions to register.

Team Captain Meeting August 25, 11:30 am, Erlanger Auditorium, McDonnell Medical Sciences Building
Informational meeting for a team of one or twenty, if you want to see and here everything that is new, come to this meeting! There is a lot of new information about the new walking program. https://wellnessconnection.wustl.edu/event/washu-moves-teams-meeting-medical-school-campus/?rd=20150825

WashU MOVES Start Date and Kickoff - Wednesday, September 2, 2015
11:30 am, Hudlin Park

The theme will be Walking the Americas. Virtually walk from Anchorage Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Argentina.We will recapTTM7 and honor our top walkers. They will be recognized by Dr. Larry Shapiro, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and Legail Chandler, vice chancellor for human resources.

Meet Cary Gray, St. Louisian Who Rode a Unicycle Across the Americas!

Cary Gray rode his unicycle across America, through Mexico and Central America and into South America to break the world record. Come to hear his story of determination, persistence and inner strength.

Tread the Med Cycle Schedule:

Cycle 1: September 2– September 11
Cycle 2: September 12 - September 21
Cycle 3: September 22 - October 1
Cycle 4: October 2 – October 11
Cycle 5: October 12 – October 21
Cycle 6: October 22 – October 31
Cycle 7: November 1 – November 10
Cycle 8: November 11 – November 20
Cycle 9: November 21 – November 30
Cycle 10: December 1 – December 10

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WashU MOVES a walking initiative to help you incorporate more walking into your daily life.

With a combination of established trails called MedPaths, tracking tools and evidence-based tips, we’ll help you to move 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!

  • Just  a reminder.  A reminder to enter steps will be sent at the end of each cycle, to team captains and our walkers who signed up to walk solo.
  • Recipes from walkers. Send in your favorite healthy recipe. If we choose your recipe, you will be recognized in the newsletter!
  • Rewards for million step walkers. As in the past, teams who reach the million step average will win the incentive prize. New this session however, anyone reaching the million steps will receive a prize. For example, if you are on a team that does not reach the goal, but you do, you will receive the prize!
  • Number of miles that can be added each day. I walker can add up to 26.2 miles per day on their personal tracking page.

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. 

Fitness Tips

Campus Wide Tread the Med Map

Maximize your fitness efforts with a calorie counter.