Alvin ISD Transportation Department employees participated in the “Body in Motion Stays in Motion” summer walking challenge geared to create healthier lifestyles and work environments for bus drivers.
The key concept of this challenge is to keep it simple so it’s easy to continue on a consistent basis.
“Body in Motion Stays in Motion” starts with 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous walking for the first week; 15 minutes the second week; 20 minutes the third week and by the fourth week participants walk 30 minutes a day.
By the end, participants make walking a daily habit which they can easily sustain.
“It’s important to keep our bus drivers active and healthy,” Alvin ISD Director of Risk Management Donnie Marek shares.
“Walking is shown to reduce stress and improve mood; two important factors for our drivers to do their job well.” This challenge was led by Alex Hixon, owner of Rural Mobile Health and Wellness.
Courtney Kirchen, an Alvin ISD bus driver, was instrumental in helping to support the program.
Together, they encouraged and inspired employees to participate and stay committed to making movement a part of their healthy lifestyle.