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Meet the Interns - Spring 2017

meet the interns

How about a BIG E Welcome for our spring interns? Jessica and Cara are joining Healthy YOU! for the semester.

Jessica and Cara are both seniors studying Public Health here at Eastern Kentucky University. The two interns have hit the floor running (literally) as we have kicked off our first challenge of the year, Engage E30X. The challenge encourages employees to participate in thirty minutes of activity each day. Keep an eye out for Jessica and Cara as they host Healthy YOU! events acround campus, promoting the E30X Challenge. 

The interns are eagar to bring their new ideas to the wellness program here at EKU.

Jessica plans to implement a Couch to 5K program for employees, which will help prepare participants to complete a 5K at the end of April. Jessica hopes to engage partipants of all fitness levels with her program, and promote cardiovasualar activity.

Cara hopes to expand the social media and communication aspect of the employee wellness program here at EKU. Cara plans to keep employees up to date on our latest activity events through EKU social media pages and our wellness page. 

Q & A with the Interns 

Which Healthy YOU! program or event are you most excited for this upcoming semester? 

Jessica: Aside from the Couch to 5K program I plan on implementing, I am most excited for the Cooking Club program. I feel like in the fast pace society we live in, a lot of people struggle to make quick healthy choices when it comes to their meals, so this program is very benefical to many employees. 

Cara: I am most looking forward to the upcoming Health Fair! As a Public Health major I feel like this type of an event is beneficial in reaching out to employees, and gives them more information about the Healthy YOU! program as well as other resources in the area and on campus. 

What is your favorite fitness activity? 

Jessica: I enjoy lifting at the Campus Rec, as well as playing volleyball. 

Cara: I enjoy attending the fitness classes offered at the Campus Rec with friends. 

What do you like most about the Healthy YOU! program?

Jessica: I like that it provides employees with incentives to engage in more physical activity and to live a healthier lifestyle, which keeps the employee motivated and on track. 

Cara: I like how easy the program is to follow, and how it brings EKU employees together. Therefore creating a supportive atmosphere where fellow employees encourage each other to live a healthier lifestyle. 

Published on January 17, 2017

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