Friday, February 22, 2013

UVI Staffers Join ‘10,000 Steps-A-Day’ Wellness Program

UVI St. Thomas staffers, from left, Richard Cleaver, Andrea Ruan, Peggy Fahie, Lorna Chesterfield, Veda Richards and Lorenzo Donastorg, gather for the distribution of pedometers, t-shirts and more to be use in the “10,000 Steps-A-Day” wellness program.
Pedometers, water bottles, t-shirts and more were distributed to UVI employees on both campuses on Thursday, Feb. 21, for the kickoff of the 10,000 Steps-A-Day wellness program. The effort will run from Feb. 25 through April 22, with participants aiming to walk 10,000 steps each day.

This new wellness activity, offered free to UVI employees, is part of a larger program designed to help change the mindset of government employees about wellness and health, according to UVI’s Director of Employee Benefits and Immigration Services Veda Richards. Kick-off walks are scheduled on both St. Croix and St. Thomas beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. On St. Thomas the walk starts at and returns to Fort Christian. The St. Croix walk starts at and finishes at the St. Croix Majorettes Headquarters at Peter’s Rest.

More information is available from the UVI web site news releases – – and from this direct link: 10,000 Steps-A-Day.