Excercise is Medicine Week
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Exercise is Medicine (EIM) week at Penn State is part of the national Exercise is Medicine on Campus initiative that occurs every year calling on universities and colleges to promote physical activity and its health benefits. The 2018 EIM week will kick off at noon on Monday, Oct. 8, with the Dean's Walk a 1-mile walk across the University Park campus. The walk will start at the Biobehavioral Health Building and end at the steps of Old Main. Throughout the remainder of the week activities and information will be offered across campus, including exercise stations, health resources and fitness challenges. One exciting component is a fitness challenge against other schools, said Zack Papalia, supervisor of the Center for Fitness and Wellness and coordinator of Exercise is Medicine on Campus. "Throughout the week we will be competing against Michigan State, Iowa State, and Iowa in a pushup and lap challenge," Papalia said. "All week we will be working to accumulate the most number of pushups while Iowa State and Iowa will do the same during their own Exercise is Medicine events. On Tuesday, we will be competing against Michigan State in a lap challenge around the HUB lawn. Last year we completed over 18,000 pushups and walked over 3,000 laps, we hope to top that this year."