Healthy Homecoming March will take place on September 29 | MSU Today


Michigan State University will host the sixth annual Exercise’s Medicine on the Healthy Homecoming Walk campus on Wednesday, September 29.

The walk is a friendly competition with other EMI-OC universities in the United States and is intended to promote exercise on campus. Participants can take quarter-mile laps around the sidewalk of the Demonstration Hall grounds any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. In case of bad weather, the walk will take place inside the arena of the demonstration room.

Participation is open to MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni and the first 150 people will receive a free t-shirt.

Kristin Traskie, Fitness and Wellness Program Coordinator in MSU’s Health Promotion Department, said the Healthy Homecoming Walk is just a way for students to enjoy physical activity and connect with others on campus.

“Getting regular physical activity is an important part of keeping our body and mind healthy,” Traskie said. “Exercise is Medicine is a national initiative that encourages universities to integrate movement into the daily culture of the campus. Exercise is a great way for students to connect with each other, manage stress, and develop healthy habits.

Also on September 29, the demonstration hall grounds will host the last fall semester Wednesday on Wellness: Gathering on the Move from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm The event will include wellness activities, mindfulness activities, therapy dogs and demonstrations. departments across MSU. Wednesday’s wellness events are open to students, faculty and staff.

“With so many students on MSU’s campus for the first time, or after more than a year away from campus, it’s important that we help them develop a sense of community, connect with services and resources and make the most of their university experience, ”said Traskie. “We are proud to offer events like the Healthy Homecoming Walk and Wellness Wednesdays to support physical and mental health on campus.

For more information on the Healthy Homecoming Walk and other health promotion initiatives, visit promotionsante.msu.edu.