Tread the Med 2015
Save the Date for the next Tread the Med. We will virtually travel the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans. The Tread the Med kickoff will be on Thursday, February 12 with a Mardi Gras themed event.
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Cycle 1: February 12 – February 21
Cycle 2: February 22 - March 3
Cycle 3: March 4 - March 13
Cycle 4: March 14 – March 23
Cycle 5: March 24 – April 2
Cycle 6: April 3 – April 12
Cycle 7: April 13 – April 22
Cycle 8: April 23 – May 2
Cycle 9: May 3 – May 12
Cycle 10: May 13 – May 22
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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.