By Jim Walsh, Bloomington Center
As a student at the College Internship Program, being healthy and physically fit are two basic things that can benefit you in other areas of your life. CIP students consult with an Occupational Therapist (OT) who helps them develop a sensory diet. An initial assessment is done resulting in specific action plans catering to the students individual needs and overall well-being.
In an effort to increase his aerobic fitness, David Rosario, a Bloomington CIP student, has been incorporating the use of a pedometer into his daily walking routine.
David began with establishing a baseline of about 2,500 steps a day just going back and forth to class, CIP, and his apartment. He uploads his weekly/daily data to his computer, and the included software charts out his steps. He has a goal of hitting 5,000 steps a day, we’ll check in next month to see where he’s at. Below is a screen shot of David’s progress.