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Wellness at Skidmore College

Wellness Interest Survey Results 
In 2016, Skidmore employees were
asked to fill out a survey to guage
interest in various wellness programs
and events.

Skidmore College is committed to establishing a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, decreases the risk of disease, and enhances the quality of our employee's lives.

Wellness is the process of being aware of and actively working towards better physical, financial, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual health and well-being. Skidmore values healthy community members!

Through increased communications, encouragement, health promotion, educational programming, and various fitness offerings, we hope to create a community that supports the overall health and well-being of faculty and staff.  

Please stay tuned as this initiative unfolds on campus!

In the meantime, if you have questions or suggestions regarding Wellness, please feel free to contact Laura Goodwin, Assistant Director for Benefits Administration, Compliance, and Wellness at x5808 or lgoodwin@skidmore.edu, or any member of the Wellness Planning Group.

Members of the Skidmore Wellness Planning Group


 

Get Moving Challenge

The Skidmore Wellness Group has launched a new 4-week challenge: Get Moving!

The goal is to make a point to move our bodies every day. Whether we walk, run, weight train, take a group exercise class, swim, or play with our kids, all forms of exercise count toward the challenge, in which participants must complete a minimum of 150 minutes of movement each week for four weeks.

Just click the button below to download a chart to track your activity, and turn in your form to Laura Goodwin in Human Resources at the end of the four weeks. Those meeting the weekly goals will be eligible for a prize drawing for a $100 gift card.

A few ideas of activities that count for this challenge:

  • Utilize your local fitness center or the fitness room in Skidmore's Williamson Sports Center
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Go for a walk at lunch or after work
  • Attend a class of any type that involves movement (yoga, Pilates, spin, kickboxing, etc.)
  • Ride a bike with a friend or family member
  • Enjoy a weekend hike

Remember, any exercise counts - so get moving! 

 
Take the Get Moving Challenge
 
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