Worksite wellness program encourages Utah teachers to get on the move

It’s all part of Waterford’s worksite wellness plan through the SelectHealth … of their life and when they’re engaged in their health and their wellness.

Deanna Williams is a fourth-grade teacher at Waterford School in Sandy. Every morning, Williams and her coworker Sheri Kovacs trade their work shoes for their tennis shoes.

“We walk around the classroom, we walk around the halls, we walk to the dining hall in a separate building,” Kovacs explained. “It’s physical exercise, but it’s also emotional therapy. We get to talk to each other and enjoy it. We’ve been best friends forever.”

“We walk really fast,” Williams added. They also track their daily steps. By mid-morning, Williams had already walked 8,817 steps but anticipated she would have walked around 15,000 steps by the end of the day.

Both teachers, who have taught for more than 30 years, said exercising is key to a successful day in the classroom.

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