Environmental Factor, June 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Fun for All During Health and Fitness Week
By Laura Hall
Many members of the NIEHS family turned out to exercise and have fun during Health and Fitness Week May 3-7. NIEHS staff seeking exercise partners, serious competition, or just information on how to live a healthier lifestyle enjoyed activities they could smile about.
In addition to the competitions, there were seminars and classes, including the Bicycle Maintenance Clinic May 3 for those who bike to work or are interested in trying (see related story).
The competitions yielded impressive results. Congratulations to all the first place winners, those who placed, and those who joined in to compete.
(Laura Hall is a biologist in the NIEHS Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology currently on detail as a writer for the Environmental Factor.)
First Place Winners
Fitness 15,000 Program -- "Taking Steps to Your Health"
Out of 20 teams of three people, the Freedom Fries with 272,377 steps won first prize:
- Michelle Campbell
- Gary Pittman (most valuable player with 104,018 steps)
- Brian Chorley
Individual with most steps overall
VeeVee Shropshire with 126,909 steps
"Rogathon" 5K Run -- 39 runners
Overall Winner - Lars Pedersen, 18:15
First Place Female Runner - Andrea Moon, 25:45
Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament
- Wes Brinson
- Sha-Mel Riggins
- Keith Holloway
Men's Competition - Mark Rubino
Women's Competition - Stephanie Bullock-Allen
Football Throw Contest
Men's Competition - Derrick Vest, 70 points
Women's Competition - Claudine Cates, 35 points
"How Long Can You Hold Out"
Men's Competition - Lamar Shaw, 65 points
Women's Competition - A'tondra Carree, 50 points
Table Tennis Singles