Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Definition of Health

The World Health Organization defines "health" as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease" and, as a health education specialist, I've spent my faculty career promoting many aspects of health. I appreciate that the great Leadership Team at UIS Recreational Sports offers many ways for us to maintain and improve our personal health. I'm currently one of the 160 campus participants in the “100 Mile Club” fitness challenge. It should be easy (and fun) for everyone to get that 100 miles and earn the t-shirt, especially if we just go for a stroll each day on our very own beautiful UIS campus. It’s great to see so many participants in this fitness challenge and I loved seeing some of the creative names of the teams...”Pedominators”, “Sole Sisters”, “Accountabilibuddies”, and “Un-PAC the Pounds” are just a few that caught my eye. We’ve been blessed with some mild weather during February and now here we are in March. So get out there and get healthy!