Physical Health and Activity

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:

Control your weightReduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndromeReduce your risk of some cancers
Strengthen your bones and musclesImprove your mental health and mood
Improve your ability to do daily activitiesIncrease your chances of living longer

Use the resources below to help you find ways to increase your physical health and activity, as well as other health related topics.

Faculty and Staff Fitness Program

The Faculty & Staff Fitness Program is offered to the faculty and staff of Washington State University and the Pullman community. The program offers simple, affordable and convenient fitness options for faculty and staff primarily from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the heart of campus.This program is supported by th eProvost Office and is managed by University Recreation.

Health and Wellness Services

Health and Wellness Services wants to help you by achieving optimal wellness through education on physical strength, flexibility, endurance, and optimal nutrition while also taking safety precautions, including medical self-care and appropriate use of a medical system. Making healthy lifestyle choices today will affect health and quality of life tomorrow.

Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB) Health Coverage

WSU employees eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage can enroll in coverage that delivers choice, access, value, and stability. Employees can take advantage of the many benefits offered, including:

  • Utilizing your no-cost yearly preventative exam
  • Taking advantage of wellness incentive programs to earn rewards
  • Learning how to be healthy (i.e. smoking cessation program; health coach)
  • Access available discount programs for health-related services and products
  • Lowering your costs in getting care and getting prescriptions

Protecting Yourself From the Flu

OSHA Quick Card

Oral Health

Helping people understand that oral disease can be prevented and that good oral health is essential to overall health.

Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) Health Coverage Coverage

WSU employees eligible for employer sponsored coverage receive their dental through PEBB. Take advantage of these benefits by:

  • Utilizing your no-cost yearly preventative exam
  • Lower your costs in getting services


Green Bikes

The campus’ forward-thinking bike-sharing program lets students, faculty, and staff borrow bikes (and helmets) for a day for free.

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