Southern Miss earns fit friendly designation

(The following is a press release from the University of Southern Mississippi.)

A series of health-conscious initiatives has helped The University of Southern Mississippi gain recognition by the American Heart Association as a fit friendly workplace.

The AHA bestowed the designation on six Hattiesburg area companies during a ceremony held earlier this month.

Mark Crager, director of Recreational Sports at Southern Miss, notes that the University applied for the designation, fulfilling a requirement to explain programs or initiatives in place to promote a healthy and fit organization.

Among the initiatives undertaken at Southern Miss that led to the award:
\ Wellness on wheels program
\ Health is Golden campaign
\ Personal training program
\ Smoke-free campus initiative

"I think it is always great to be recognized for your efforts in working to promote a healthy campus, and this recognition is something that should make the entire campus community proud," said Crager.