As physicians we know that eating right and exercising are good for our bodies. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we don’t prioritize taking care of ourselves. That’s why we’ve developed activities such as our annual Physician Steps Challenge and provide healthy, tasty snacks in the physician lounges. Let’s help each other jump-start healthy habits.
2018 Medical Staff Steps Challenge
Save the date for the 2018 Medical Staff Steps Challenge! The 30-day challenge starts Monday, Oct. 8 and runs through Monday, Nov. 5.
To join the Steps Challenge you must first register with RivalHealth. Visit the Medical Staff Steps Challenge page on the Physician Portal for information on how to register.
In the meantime, check out this video featuring Dr. Wulkan, Surgeon in Chief, and how learn why he thinks being active is important and when and how he began incorporating physical activity into his busy schedule.
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Races and Training Programs
Each year Children's employees participate in the Publix Half Marathon, Autism Speaks Walk, Superhero Sprint, Kaiser Permanente 5K and Associated Credit Union All-Star Run.
2018 race dates:
- Publix Half Marathon - March 18
- Autism Speaks Walk - April 29
- Kaiser Permanente 5K - October 24
- Associated Credit Union All-Star Run - November
If you or a team of coworkers would like to complete any of the races mentioned above or another community race, such as a 5K, a 10K or marathon, Strong4Life offers beginner training plans. Contact Strong4Life@choa.org if you have a team ready to train.
Additional training resources:
Tools for healthy living
Physicians, use the tools below to move more and make healthier food choices.