Healthy College Initiative

Emily and Kae

You've been spotted - Showing Healthy Habits

If you are on the Columbia Campus any afternoon you may have spotted these two ladies, Kae Fleming and Emily Siciensky, walking around Campus. If the weather does not cooperate, you will find them walking on the indoor track located on the lower level of the Webster Athletic Center (Gym).

Kae is starting her 31st year at Columbia State. She walks about 5 days a week; 3-4 miles each time. The walking is a stress reliever, a way to socialize, and get some fresh air.

Emily has been with us a little over 14 years. She walks every day and cleans stalls in her barn once a week. Emily said she loves to be outside and walking helps her clear her head, feel healthier and more relaxed.

Like all of us, both have their cheat foods that they limit but don’t give up. Kae and Emily agree finding a friend(s) to exercise with helps you stay accountable, consistent, and pass the time together. Using an exercise tracker and setting realistic goals can help you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

Did You Know?

Both of our health insurance providers offer wellness discounts.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna's Program Active & Fit Direct

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Helpful Links

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Andrea Morrow
Healthy College Initiative Chair
Columbia Campus, Pryor 107A
Peri Krichbaum
Healthy College Initiative Chair
Columbia Campus, Wellness Center