Pedometers available for 'Walk to the Moon'
Distribution of pedometers for the "Walk to the Moon" challenge will start today. The challenge kicks off Sunday (Jan. 31) and is part of Purdue's new health awareness initiative, Healthy Planet 2010.
Members of the Purdue and local communities will be asked to track their steps or miles as they work together to accumulate the approximately 477,714,000 steps or 238,857 miles needed to travel from the Earth to the moon. Those interested in participating will be able to register for the event at www.purdue.edu/walktothemoon in coming days. Participants will log their steps or miles throughout the week at the same site.
People can track their steps by using their own pedometers, downloading a pedometer application for their iPhone, or picking up one of the pedometers being distributed on campus. Sponsored by CIGNA, the free pedometers will be available at the following locations:
* WorkLife Programs office in the Purdue West Shopping Plaza (PWF).
* Recreational Sports Center.
* Ismail Center, Lambert Fieldhouse.
* Visitor Information Center.
* Visitor Center Information desk in the Purdue Memorial Union (near the Great Hall).
* Follett's Purdue Bookstore in the Purdue West Shopping Plaza.
* Purdue Pride Team Store at the northeast side of Ross-Ade Stadium.
Other forms of physical activity also will count toward the goal. A conversion chart will be available at the Walk to the Moon site.
More Healthy Planet 2010 activities can be found at www.purdue.edu/healthy_planet.