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Monday, 28 June 2010 19:21

New iPhone application launched to help promote health and wellness across the university

The Oklahoma State University Seretean Wellness Center has partnered with Fitterlife to release a new iPhone application for Cowboys on the Move. The app allows users to track their exercise minutes on the go and automatically syncs with the Cowboys on the Move website.  The app is free, easy to use and is taking OSU one step closer to being America’s Healthiest Campus.

Cowboys on the Move is an interactive, comprehensive website developed exclusively for OSU. The program encourages the OSU community to become more active in their lifestyles and strive to live healthier. It offers many tools, including an exercise tracker, a nutrition tracker and fittercise videos, which demonstrate various work out routines.

Incentives are provided to OSU-Stillwater faculty and staff, 75 percent full-time employed and above. Participants receive a Cowboys on the Move moisture management T-shirt at sign up.  The more minutes logged the more incentives received. Incentives include a gym bag, paper weight and OSU watch.

“OSU is striving to be America’s HEALTHIEST campus, and this is just one component of that overall goal,” Robin Purdie, Director of OSU Seretean Wellness Center, said. “We have partnered with Fitterlife to provide the technical expertise while staff at the OSU Seretean Wellness Center provides the health and wellness expertise.  Information and applications are science based and additional applications are being developed in other areas of health and wellness.  It is the perfect partnership of education and industry, and we look forward to developing additional programs to move toward our goal of becoming America’s HEALTHIEST campus”

Cowboys on the Move has about 1200 users who have accumulated nearly three million minutes of activity since 2009. Users are encouraged to perform 150 minutes of physical activity each week, based on guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Seretean Wellness Center’s mission is to help people achieve a balance of physical and mental health. The Center has 21 full-time employees, graduate assistants, interns and part-time student employees. The center houses the O-Zone Fitness Center, employee health clinic and a demonstration kitchen. For more information about the Seretean Wellness Center and its programs visit wellness.okstate.edu or call 405.744.9355