SFCC Employees Strive for Health
The National Walk at Lunch Day held each year at South Florida Community College and nationwide is designed to complement busy lifestyles and improve personal health. This year, it is a 1.2 mile walk around the SFCC Highlands Campus on Wednesday, April 25, at noon. The program encourages South Florida Community College (SFCC) employees and workers nationwide to get out and take a walk during their lunch breaks. For over three years, 13 SFCC employees have taken that encouragement to heart and are doing just that.
Any day of the work week you can catch Pam Jessiman, Dee Etta Rawlings, Pam Vestal, Susan Volpitta, Debby Null, Cathy Lewis, Laura Young, Lisa Johnson-Decarie, Maria Mitil, Courtney Green, Mary Wolfe, Mary Ann Little, and Tammy Snow walking, swimming, or working out in the SFCC Fitness Center on their lunch breaks. “It’s great to be able to encourage each other to exercise on our lunch break,” said Pam Jessiman. “Most days we walk around campus and on the really hot days we go swimming in the pool, it’s great.”
If you are interested in joining their walking group, they meet up most days at the SFCC switchboard office and exercise on their lunch breaks, usually from noon until 1 p.m. “Every day around 11 a.m., I email a few of my co-workers in the group to see if they want to exercise that day,” Cathy Lewis said. “The time I get to exercise with my friends means so much to me; we support each other in ways words can’t describe.”
“The group motivates me to walk and exercise, helps me think about healthier choices when eating, and strive for a healthier lifestyle,” Debby Null said. “We are all working towards a healthy goal.”
Annual Employee Health and Fitness Month runs May 1 – 31. Sponsored byThe National Association of Health and Fitness, it is a month-long celebration for promoting workforce health. For more information and ways to participate, visit http://www.physicalfitness.org/.
No matter what you do personally, exercise and healthy eating improves your life step by step.