We all know that UC's Academic Health Center is on the move.
In April we'll not only be on the move. We'll also be eating less and leading much healthier lives!
What's that all about?
It's the goal of Ohio on the Move, the
state affiliate of the America on the Move initiative. Ohio on the Move
is a free, online, pedometer-based walking program whose goal is to
motivate people to walk an extra 2,000 steps a day and consume 100
Senior Vice President and Provost for
Health Affairs Jane E. Henney, MD, is challenging all Medical Center
faculty and staff to sign up, as departmental teams or individuals,
adding steps to their day and making smart food choices that will curb
weight gain and improve their health.
"As health-care professionals it's part
of our job to be good-health advocates," says Dr. Henney. "Our
participation in Ohio on the Move will demonstrate that we practice
what we preach, and we'll improve our own health and have fun doing it.
"I urge everyone on our faculty and staff to sign up for this very health-wise program. We'll all be better for it."
Through its Web site Ohio on the Move
provides a highly interactive way for individuals and groups to
register, set goals and track daily activity. States, communities, work
sites, schools, walking groups and organizations across the country are
logging on to "on the move" sites to monitor their progress and share
The program gives people of all ages the
tools they need to make two small daily changes. Everyone is encouraged
to start by walking an extra 2,000 steps a day and eating 100 fewer
calories each day, which research shows is enough for most people to
create a balance between energy expenditure and food consumption and is
sufficient to stop weight gain.