Wellness Challenge

Week 2: Physical Wellness

Welcome to Week Two!

This is your week 2 Newsletter - It includes events you may attend to gain points for the challenge, as well as reminders and updates from the Wellness and Health Promotion staff. Remember, this year there are 3 events each week: one lunch-time, one evening-time, and one any-time event to cater to everyone's schedule. The challenge is about deciding which points are important to you - pick the events and healthy habits that matter to you!

Week Two is focused on Physical Wellness - There are 3 main components to physical wellness that promote proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning:

  1. physical activity/exercise
  2. proper nutrition
  3. adequate rest

Reaching an optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture personal responsibility for your own health.

-- Week Two Events --

The Right "Fit" For You!

Wednesday January 20, 2016


Student Center 380

So many fitness trends got you confused? Attend this session to learn about all the popular fitness trends and how to choose which is right for you.

Movement Snacks: Strategies for Combating Sedentary Behavior on the College Campus

Thursday January 21, 2016

12pm-1pm (Feel free to bring your own lunch)

Casey Commons

Dr. Molly Welsh will be discussing the physiological consequences of sedentary behavior, highlighting the concept that people who exercise regularly are still at risk. In her talk, she will review the current research on sedentary behavior and propose interventions that are possible at the Seattle University campus. We invite you to join in for some movement snacks that may increase your awareness of the dangers of physical inactivity and provide you with ideas for minor modifications to daily habits to combat sedentary behaviors. These are snacks that you can take with you to improve multiple dimensions of wellness as a student, teacher, or staff member at SU and beyond.

SU Moves! Mid-day Walks & Hump Day 5K

Mid-day Walks:

Wednesday (1/20) & Friday (1/22)

start: 12pm (usually lasting ~20min.)

Hump Day 5K

Wednesdays at 6:30am and 5:30pm

All walks/5Ks meet near the fountain in the Quad at the start time.

SU Moves! hosts weekly (Mon., Wed., Fri.) midday walks and Hump Day 5K's that are ADA accessible, totally on campus and free of vehicular traffic, and are social in nature. SU Moves! is working to promote physical activity as a critical component of wellness. All abilities are welcome, even/especially run/walkers. Click here for more information about SU Moves!

Get points for attending any one of these SU Moves! events.

Want to plan ahead for next week's events?

You can view the rest of January's Wellness Challenge events here!

-- Week Two Updates --


Week Two Scorecards will be sent out to you on Monday, Jan. 18th at 1pm and will be due on Monday Jan. 25th by noon. Go get those points!

Feed Your Brain

We all know the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you ever consider that staying healthy keeps cancer away, too? Find out how physically fit you really are—and how your fitness can make you less likely to get cancer—by taking this quick quiz on your nutrition and physical activity habits. And don’t forget to join the fight against cancer by joining Seattle University Relay For Life on May 7th, 2016. Sign up now to join the fight at SeattleURelay.org!