Physical Health and Activity
The Benefits of Physical ActivityRegular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:
|Control your weight||Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease|
|Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome||Reduce your risk of some cancers|
|Strengthen your bones and muscles||Improve your mental health and mood|
|Improve your ability to do daily activities||Increase 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 the Office of the Provost and is managed by University Recreation.
Cougar Health Services
Cougar Health Services wants to help you achieve 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 Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) Health Coverage that delivers choice, access, value, and stability. Employees can take advantage of the many benefits offered, including:
- No-cost yearly preventative exams
- Wellness incentive program rewards
- Smoking cessation and Diabetes Prevention Programs
- Discount programs for health-related services and products
Protect Yourself From the Flu
OSHA Quick Card: How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace During a Pandemic
CDC Flyer: Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu!
Helping people understand that oral disease can be prevented and that good oral health is essential to overall health.
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.