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Babson Faculty and Staff To Walk 100 Million Steps By Graduation Day 2014

Babson College faculty and staff plan to celebrate Commencement 2014 ceremonies on May 17th, 2014 by walking more than 100 million steps this spring. 

This effort is part of Be Well @Babson’s new 100 Days to Commencement Challenge, designed to promote fitness, wellness and a healthy lifestyle among Babson employees. 

Participants received free pedometers during the Campaign Kickoff in February to record their steps.  They chart their steps weekly and received college-wide updated totals.

Walkers also received email Tips for Stellar Stepping, and support messages concerning subjects like meal planning and stress management.

More than 20 offices and departments are participating in a friendly competition – recording the average number of steps per team member.

The 100 Days To Commencement Challenge is just one of many efforts by Be Well @Babson to support employees. 

Workout classes held on campus include:

·         Masters Swim Program

·         Zumba

·         Yoga

·         Boot Camp

·         Tai Chi

·         Meditation

·         Group Workout Session led by InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW), a non-profit organization founded by a Babson graduate that works with at-risk youth in Boston. www.innercityweightlifting.org  

·         R.A.D. for Women

Wellness seminars held on campus include:

·         Demystifying Food Labels

·         Beat the Sugar Blues

·         Stress Management

·         Men’s Health

·         Body Image

·         Work Out at Work

·         Blending for Ultimate Health

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