Good afternoon!

The school year has ended, but your steps don’t have to stop.  We are excited to inform you that the WalkerTracker program has been extended.  We will plan another district-wide challenge next school year.  Please see the attached handout from WalkerTracker to learn how you can continue to utilize the website and setup challenges with your co-workers over the summer.

Below are tips to safely walk:

  1. Be an Early Bird or a Night Owl – avoid walking during the hottest part of the day, between 10am and 2pm
  2. Seek Out Shade – direct sun can make the temperature feel up to 15 degrees hotter; find paths or parks with trees
  3. Ice Your Thirst – freeze a half-full water bottle, then top it off as you head out
  4. Try Sports Drinks – if you don’t like water try a sports drink with less than half the calories of fruit juices
  5. Switch Shoes – for warm-weather workouts, ventilated walking shoes are cooler than leather or try a walking sandal
  6. Listen to Your Body – your body will tell you when you can push yourself; if you develop a headache or become dizzy or weak, stop exercising and head for a cool place

Have a safe, wonderful summer!


PSD202 Wellness Team