Pressureburgh – Week 1

HealthTrip: Pressureburgh, Week One!

Hello HealthTrip Travelers!

Welcome to Pressureburgh, Pennsylvania!    A diet high in potassium can help maintain healthy blood pressure numbers because potassium blunts the effects of sodium. Fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy foods are rich sources of potassium. Go ahead – make a play for oranges, cantaloupe, peas, sweet potatoes and low fat yogurt. They provide a tasty helping of potassium! View your Pressureburgh Travel Guide for other tips as you successfully navigate through this exciting city!

While in Pressureburgh:

  • Stop by the “Pump Station” for a free blood pressure check.  View the Pressureburgh Calendar for available dates and times at the Falcon Health Center.
  • Achieve the new wellness challenge!  This month, you are challenged to read food labels and seek out information about the sodium content of foods consumed.  Each day, you are encouraged to take a closer look at one food item you eat and record the sodium content of it.  Aim to focus on a different type of food each day of the month.  Earn one bonus mile each day that you successfully meet or exceed this challenge!
  • Take a recess break!  Earn 5 Bonus Mover Miles and have fun on your lunch break by joining us for light activity session in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.  View the Pressureburgh Calendar for more details.  Changing into comfortable clothes and fitness shoes is recommended.

Fun with Fitness
Exercise your way to lower blood pressure with this Short and Sweet Cardio Circuit! Interested in having a cardio workout tailored to your specific needs and interests?  Schedule a free personal training session by contacting Karyn Smith at

HealthTrip Resources

ü    Rack up those miles!  Earn one Frequent Mover Mile for each minute of aerobic activity you complete. Plus, add up to one bonus mile per day by completing the Pressureburgh challenge.  You have until March 31 to collect as many Frequent Mover Miles as possible.  Record your miles on your Travel Journal and send your completed log to Taylor at  All travelers who submit their logs during the month of March are entered into a raffle to win a great Pressureburgh souvenir!  Achieve over 600 miles and earn 2 entries into the drawing.

ü  Remember to bookmark and check out the Rec Well Wire blog for weekly updates and additional resources to assist you on your HealthTrip journey.


Your HealthTrip Tour Guides