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Walking Program - American Heart Association

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The OneWellU walking program is being relaunched!  Join the free 12-week walking program for opportunities and win weekly prizes. 

There are many advantages of walking: 

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 shoes tab locator Reduce risk of coronary heart disease
 shoes tab locator Less visits to the doctor
 shoes tab locator Improve your quality of life

Experience these benefits and more when you participate in the 12-week walking program. 

Participants will receive a pedometer and log their daily steps using the American Heart Association (AHA) Activity Tracker.  Using the AHA website, participants will also have the ability to track their diet, create and locate walking paths, form walking groups and gain access to a personalized walking plan, developed by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in collaboration with the AHA. 

Throughout the 12-week program, participants can be entered into a weekly prize drawing.  Each employee that walks and tracks at least 56,000 steps/week (average of 8,000 steps/day) for the first six weeks will be entered to win a weekly prize ($50 gift card). 

During the second six weeks of the program, participants must track at least 70,000 steps (average of 10,000 steps/day) to be entered to win a weekly prize ($50 gift card).  The participant with the most steps tracked at the end of the 12-week program, will win an Ipod Nano, the runner-up will win an Ipod shuffle.  Participants also will receive weekly reminders with health information and tips included.

 To register and track your physical activity and your diary follow the easy steps below:

1.     Register on the American Heart Association "Start Walking Now Registration" page

2.     Click the ORANGE "search for company link" and SELECT Kent State University

3.     Be sure to CLICK the "Share My Info with My employer" opt-in box

4.     Click "SUBMIT"

5.     You will receive a confirmation email from with a username and password.

After registration is complete, you will receive your pedometer via campus mail. 


The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) indoor track is an excellent resource to increase your walking.  For participants of the walking program, the SRWC is offering a discounted access fee of $45 to access the indoor track Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 am 2:00 pm.  This would also include access to the locker room facilities for walking program participants.  Participants can sign up for this optional opportunity in the Pro Shop of the SRWC.  

Ben Cope, Fitness Coordinator can be contacted at 330-672-4798 or

Join us and get healthy!  Don't forget your water!