Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Follow us on social
  • An Unwanted Guest written by Shari Lapena
    By: Destiny Breniser A classic whodunnit that keeps you guessing till the very end. With twelve characters to read varying points of view from, there is always something happening to leave you wondering what is going on.  This book was published in 2018 with its genre being a mystery thriller. The story starts with Reily […]
  • The Midnight Library written by Matt Haig
    By: Destiny Breniser   What if you had the chance to live another life instead of the one you are currently living? This story turns the idea of a multiverse on its head centered on what happens when you die.  This book was published in 2020 with its genre being science fiction. The place you go when […]

President joins students, faculty on walk to promote healthy lifestyles

Wednesday was National Start! Walking Day, and University President Mary Ellen Mazey joined students, faculty and staff on a 30 minute walk around campus.

The walk took participants on a round-trip hike around campus, which began and ended at the Education Building. It was organized by the Department of Recreation and Wellness and was in conjunction with the American Heart Association.

The event was a way to help people start and sustain a physical activity program, said Karyn Smith, the event’s organizer and health educator at the Wellness Connection.

Anything we can do to be healthier on our lunch hour is good, Mazey said.

“I read that every hour you walk you add 15 minutes to your life,” Mazey said, adding that’s good for her because she has been walking for a long time.

Senior Ann Fletcher completed the walk and said she was there to fill a school-related community event, and since she was a transfer it provided her the opportunity to see more of the campus. She also said it would be cool to walk with the president.

Junior Brooklynn Martinez was invited to the walk last-minute and said it was only a half hour and she was glad she did it.

The Environmental Action Group also joined the walk carrying signs and posters promoting clean energy.

The campus organization’s 100 percent clean energy agenda was recently rejected by Mazey, who said the group’s proposal was not realistic enough and needed further research, The BG News reported in March.

Brooke Scarborough, media coordinator for the group, said they were in attendance to show President Mazey they are not giving up and that clean energy is important to the University.

Both Smith and Martinez took no issue with the group’s presence.

“It was a surprise, but hey, they supported the walk so they were promoting a healthy, active lifestyle,” Smith said.

Organizers hosted a raffle and handed out prizes after the walk was completed.

Prizes included resistance bands, iTunes gift cards, a Subway gift card, a pedometer and a water bottle. Like the event itself, these prizes were handed out with the intent to help people sustain a healthy lifestyle, Smith said.

Participants were also given handouts that included a walking calendar and walking and running path links from www.startwalkingnow.org. The paths go across the University and range from one mile to 10 miles.

It was good to see people come out and support the walk, despite the chilly wind, Smith said.

Leave a Comment
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$1375
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bowling Green State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$1375
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All BG Falcon Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *