In response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action about walking for better health, Cummings School is paving the way to get everyone up and moving with its Walk With Me™ program. This is an initiative offered in conjunction with Tufts Paws for People and Pet PartnersÒ.
Every Friday, Einstein and Brady, registered therapy dogs lead a weekly, 30-minute walk around campus.
The health benefits of walking include increased cardiovascular fitness, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, stronger bones, and increased muscle strength. And it’s been proven that individuals who walk with an animal are more likely to meet physical activity recommendations.
When/Where: Faculty, staff and students are welcome to meet at the entrance to the Varis Lecture Hall (VLH) on Fridays at noon. Walk begins promptly at 12:15 and returns at 12:45, so everyone can get back to work or class in time.
*Note: Einstein and Brady have received permission from Campus Police to be a special leader of these walks. Consistent with University policy, other pets are not permitted to join us.
For more information about this exciting initiative contact Lisa Freeman.