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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 the Office of the Provost and is managed by University Recreation.

Join the Faculty and Staff Fitness Program Today!

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!

Oral Health

The Mighty Mouth – WA Dental Service

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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