As of checking right now, I am 32nd out of 52 people in the pedometer challenge. Since Monday I have walked 29,129; my team - Steppin' Wolf - is in fourth place out of six, with average steps of 8.946. The idea is simple: let us encourage walking and exercise within the community. Little things - like standing every hour, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, walking to the Welcome Center for coffee rather than using your local coffee stations - can make all the difference. We are more likely to have a better quality life, to be in a better mood, and be more alert and productive.
Wellness really matters. We commit to wellness because every human life at VTS matters. We are all made in the Image of God. And yes, we also commit to wellness because a healthy community will take fewer days sick and the quality of our health insurance pool improves which leads to cheaper premiums.
The Human Resources department has designed a really good competition, with appropriate incentives for both teams and individuals. Thank you to HR and thank you to all those who are participating. I appreciate the spirit of participation here at VTS.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President