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:
- Be an Early Bird or a Night Owl – avoid walking during the hottest part of the day, between 10am and 2pm
- Seek Out Shade – direct sun can make the temperature feel up to 15 degrees hotter; find paths or parks with trees
- Ice Your Thirst – freeze a half-full water bottle, then top it off as you head out
- Try Sports Drinks – if you don’t like water try a sports drink with less than half the calories of fruit juices
- Switch Shoes – for warm-weather workouts, ventilated walking shoes are cooler than leather or try a walking sandal
- 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