May is Employee Health and Fitness Month, which celebrates and promotes physical activity and its benefits for employees.
Everyone benefits from regular exercise, regardless of age or physical ability. Need more convincing to get moving? Check out these ways that exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.
- Exercise improves mood. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious.
- Exercise promotes better sleep. Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and get better sleep.
- Exercise can be fun…and social! Exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable. They give you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting.
Looking to connect with colleagues on campus? Join us for a Walking Wednesday at noon on Wednesday, May 24. We will start and end at Rand Dining Hall. Bring a co-worker or meet new Vanderbilt colleagues while getting some exercise end enjoying spring on campus.
Virgin Pulse promotes social connectedness and positive relationships through its platform by building a support group with peers, inviting family and friends to join the platform with you and creating and participating in challenges. Virgin Pulse is available to all benefits-eligible employees regardless of their enrollment in Vanderbilt benefits.
Sign up today at join.virginpulse.com/VU or by calling 888-671-9395.
Office of Health and Wellness
Vanderbilt University’s Office of Health and Wellness is dedicated to promoting health and wellness for staff, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and students. With a focus on prevention, education and support, the office is committed to helping members of the Vanderbilt community achieve optimal well-being and physical, mental, emotional and environmental health.