Calendar of events
Commit to Fit — Health Fair 2014
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March. 25, East Gym
Presented by Binghamton University Dining by Sodexo and Campus Recreation
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about local resources and gain access to important wellness information. Sodexo and Campus Recreation have partnered with Binghamton University departments, food vendors, and community businesses and organizations to provide students, faculty, staff and community members with an opportunity to browse vendor products, sample healthy food and drink, participate in exercise sessions, have blood glucose and blood pressure readings, participate in health screenings, enjoy a chair massage and more. See full details and schedule.
National Walking Day
Noon-1 p.m. April 2,
Join us as we take a 1.3-mile walk around the inner brain to celebrate National Walking Day.
There is no designated location to begin — start walking anywhere on the brain. Healthy Campus Initiative volunteers will be located approximately every quarter mile handing out free pedometers and water. No registration is required for this event. National Walking Day is also the launch of the new University walking program, "Steps to B-Healthy." Every month, your steps can earn you individual prizes, chances at larger raffles or a catered "Meeting Morsels" event in your office. So grab a colleague, lace up your sneakers and get a jump on a healthier you and Binghamton University. Details regarding how to sign up for the walking program are available here. "Steps to B-Healthy" is sponsored by the Department of Campus Recreation, the Healthy Campus Initiative and Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo.
Yoga for relaxation — Be a Better Bearcat
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, CIW Commons
Presenter: Patti Dowd, program coordinator for wellness services and group exercise, Campus Recreation
With syllabi, cell phones, schedules and your social life demanding time and attention, stress and anxiety often take over. Don't let it get the best of you — hit the mat and give yoga a try. A few mindful deep breaths and you can align your body, stretch your muscles and relax your mind. Dowd's holistic approach to yoga will help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve heart function, and make you feel in control and at peace.
2014 Sprint Triathlon
9 a.m. Sat., May 10
Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 7; mailed entries must be postmarked by April 28
The Binghamton University Sprint Triathlon is a 400-yard swim in the West Gym pool, a 10.2-mile bike ride in the Vestal neighborhoods and a 5K run on campus. Pre-registration is required. Prizes will be award to first, second and third place male and female overall; first place in each age bracket; first place mail and female Binghamton University student; and first place relay teams of all male, all female and mixed. Details and registration information is available on the Triathlon website.