June 8, 2006
By Alicia Eakin
Valdosta - To help kick off its centennial celebration, Valdosta State University is initiating a campus wellness program.The program's aim is to create a healthy working environment.
The Centennial Walking Club is the most popular program, consisting of 86 faculty members, staff, and students. They meet before, during, or after work to walk the campus, tracking their mileage with pedometers.
They believe it's a simple way to promote a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time. "It's an easy way, a simple way for someone to get out and exercise whose not use to it, just get out and walk from the car to the office. I walked here from my office, so its just an easy way to get started in an exercise program," said club coordinator Brenda Kelley.
In honor of the University's centennial year, each person is trying to walk 100 miles in three months.