Upcoming Events

Programs & Events

Walk Across Campus

Overview

Boston College’s Walk Across Campus (WAC) is among the most popular of many Healthy You sponsored activities. Over the last several years, the Walk Across Campus challenge has successfully promoted friendly competition while building solid camaraderie amongst peers throughout BC. The WAC has fostered a “community of walkers”, year-round, and once the challenge begins the campus fills with scores of walkers getting their steps in whenever they can. From one end of campus to the other there are so many enjoyable areas to get in your steps--from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, to the Pine Tree Reserve, to Chandler Pond, to right through the middle of campus, you will find places to keep you moving!


 

Fall 2023 Walk Across Campus

We hope you join us for this two month walking challenge.

The 2023 Fall HEALTHY YOU Walk Across Campus (WAC) Challenge will run from Tuesday, October 10th through Sunday, December 10th.

Follow these steps to participate:

Join a Spring WAC team on the Harvard Pilgrim BC Wellness portal. 

  • If you did not set up a Wellness account on the portal last semester, you will need to do so HERE.  
  • If you need assistance, contact Harvard Pilgrim's Living Well Services Monday - Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 1-877-594-7183 or email LivingWellSupport LivingWellSupport@point32health.org. You do NOT need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to set up an account and join a team.
  • If you already have a Harvard Pilgrim Wellness account from last semester, you still need to log in to your account and select your team for the Fall Walk.

Once you register for a team, you will need to CONNECT your Fitbit OR any other fitness track you have. Given that most people have their own step tracking device, e.g. phones, watches, wrist bands, etc. we will not be distributing Fitbits this semester.

Lastly, we encourage you to take advantage of the Limeade mobile app if you have not yet. The program code is: C10013

PLEASE NOTE:  We welcome all returning participants and are seeking volunteers to be new Team Leaders.  Leaders can assemble a new team or lead an existing team; motivate activities during the WAC; and regularly communicate with team members.

**If you are willing to be a NEW TEAM LEADER of 5-20 participants, please email lawlersa@bc.edu with your name and Eagle ID prior to Tuesday, October 3rd, to receive pertinent details.

Thanks again to the sponsors of the Walk Across Campus:  BC Athletics, Campus Recreation, Harvard Pilgrim, Auxiliary Services, and Human Resources.


Challenge Results for Fall 2023 

Top 10 Teams

  • ELHE Walk This Way
  • We're On a Mission
  • JUST US
  • No Team No Problem
  • Hammond Hooligans
  • HolyWalkamolies
  • 245 Beacons
  • CSON IV League
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Red Hot Chili Steppers

> 1 Million Steps (Individual)

  • Ellen Modica - We're On a Mission
  • Barbara Thompson - We're On a Mission
  • Kristen Allen - Hammond Hooligans
  • Eileen Tishler - EconoMoves
  • Bruce Kamerer - Educators on the Move
  • Richard Rossi - We're On a Mission
  • Mary Simonelli - CSON Just Doin It
  • Vijay Mohan - CSON IV League
  • Nikhil Gupta - 245 Beacons
  • Paul Scarnici - Black and Gold
  • Leonardo Torres - JUST US
  • Robert Ribokas - HolyWalkamolies
  • Jeffrey Beardsworth - Lyons king
  • Michael Pratt - JUST US
  • Emberly Cloutier - Best Pace Scenario
  • Sean Murphy - EduRoamers
  • David Mccormack - HolyWalkamolies
  • Alison Marshall - CSON IV League
  • Mehmet Ekmekci - EconoMoves
  • Katherine Waken - JUST US
  • Anthony Erwin - No Team No Problem
  • Hemant Yadav - No Team No Problem
Lunch & Learn Seminars

Spring 2024 Events

All programs are in person. 


Planting for Resilience

Wednesday, March 27
Noon - 1:30 PM
Walsh Conference Room

Dementia /Elder Care

Thursday, March 28
Noon - 1:30 PM
Murray Room, Yawkey Center

Spring Cooking Demonstration

Tuesday, April 9
Noon - 1:30 PM
Walsh Conference Room

 

Previous Events

The Science Behind Memory, Why We Forget and How to Remember Better

Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | Murray Room, Yawkey Center

Charitable Walks/Runs

Boston College's charitable walk campaign marches on this year as we continue to incorporate BC's mission of being "men and women for others" into our health and well-being programming.

Join fellow BC employees in a walk for one of the following great causes! To join a team, please contact a Team Leader listed below. They will assist you with the registration process. All participants will receive a complimentary BC t-shirt, distributed by Team Leaders on the day of the walk. Please note that any registration fees and/or fundraising requirements are to be incurred by participants.

We are still looking for Team Leaders for walks. If you are interested in being the Team Leader, please contact Sue Lawler or call 617-552-3336. Team Leaders function as the point person for their walk, under the team name "Boston College Healthy You team.” In addition to receiving a complimentary BC t-shirt, Team Leaders will also receive a BC baseball cap.

While steps will only be counted towards the WAC competition from charitable walks that fall between October and November or April and May, all participants receive the benefit of getting exercise and walking for a good cause!

Fall Semester Charitable Walks

Click on the name of the walk for more information, including date, time and location.

If you would like to recommend a preferred charitable walk that you do not see here, please email all details of the walk to Sue Lawler for consideration.

Go Move Challenge 2024 Logo

AJCU Go Move Walking Challenge

Calling all faculty and staff! Help your team win the twelfth annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of intentional physical activity that gets the heart pumping to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. Will Santa Clara win for the 6 th year in a row? Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant, and the university with the highest average number of minutes per region. Learn more at https://youtu.be/xk8YPf3pgto or click play below:

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE

  1. Register at www.GoMoveChallenge.org, even if you participated last year
  2. Click  LOG IN / REGISTER button on the top menu bar
  3. In the REGISTER box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your university
  4. In the “Division/College” box, click on your division/college (ie School of Law, School of Ed, Student Life, Provost Office…) from the drop-down. If you don’t see your Division/College, choose “Other” and enter the name of yours
  5. Click the SUBMIT button when finished
  6. You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password

HOW TO LOG MINUTES

Starting February 1, visit www.GoMoveChallenge.org

  1. Click LOG IN / REGISTER on the top menu bar
  2. In the LOG IN box, enter your email address and password
  3. In the LOG MY WORKOUT box, select the intensity of your workout and description and enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  4. Click LOG IT when finished
  5. Users can delete minutes that were entered in error

CHALLENGE RULES AND TIPS

  • Challenge runs from February 1 – 29. Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.
  • Get inspired and motivated by creating a team of up to 6 (including yourself) to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most minutes!
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, and tag photos #GoMoveChallenge
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQs at www.GoMoveChallenge.org/FAQ

 

Questions?  Email Suzanne Lawler, Boston College, Human Resource, Assistant Director, Employee Development and Wellbeing

Elder Caregiving Events

Healthy You's eldercare support seminars cover topics surrounding elder caregiving with a focus on providing support to the caregiver. These programs are facilitated by a consultant or panel of industry experts from local organizations who provide current information, customized resource materials, and include time for Q&A. 

Registration is required for all seminars.

Register Here

 

The edHEALTH Walking Challenge 2021 is set to start on June 7th and go through July 4, 2021.  Registration for the challenge will open on June 7th.  This challenge is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

edHEALTH Program Guide

edHEALTH Quick Start Guide

Connecting your device

Limeade App Download Instructions

 

Campus Recreation Discounts

Campus Recreation & Healthy You are pleased to offer spring session courses at half price for faculty/staff members!

All benefits-eligible employees at BC who are also members of Campus Rec pay only half of the member rate for a course and Healthy You pays the other half. The 50% off rate will be automatically applied when you register; you will see the discount at check out.

Browse Courses

FitClub

There is no FitClub this semester, but try the new Kickstarter Motivate with Bryan. This is a great way to jumpstart your routine and get yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle!

Register for Kickstarter Motivate