UMaine News

Walk, wellness fair to highlight Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month

To celebrate Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month, the University of Maine is offering several October events to promote wellness.

President Susan J. Hunter and Robert Dana, vice president for student life and dean of students at UMaine, will lead a walk starting at noon Oct. 12 on the Mall in front of Fogler Library. Members of the community are invited to walk for up to an hour, or just a few laps around the Mall.

Exercise is Medicine on Campus and Outdoor Nation are teaming up to promote outdoor physical activity through the community event. Participants can claim extra points for UMaine as part of the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge to become the “most outdoorsy” school in the country.

The UMaine Health and Wellness Fair will be held 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the Exercise is Medicine on Campus initiative, as well as talk with campus and community vendors about ways to stay healthy, happy and well.

UMaine and University of Maine System employees can earn RiseUp points for attending the free fair.