Activities and resources to promote the physical wellness of MVCC employees.

Telemedicine information

Telemedicine allows you to access healthcare professionals via telephone, email, or video chat for various conditions. The service varies from plan to plan:

Other resources

  • Welvie: An online decision-making program that provides clarity and confidence to work with your doctors to become more informed and more engaged in your health, for the benefit of a better life. Visit and select "Register" to get started.

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Physical fitness

Regular physical activity can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Everyone can experience the health benefits of physical activity — age, abilities, ethnicity, shape, or size do not matter. Regular physical activity can:

  • Improve muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness 
  • Improve bone and functional health
  • Reduce the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, various types of cancer (including breast cancer and colon cancer), and depression
  • Reduce the risk of falls as well as hip or vertebral fractures
  • Help maintain a healthy body weight

How much activity is recommended?

CDC guidelines and recommendations provide details for different age groups and specific populations on how much physical activity is needed for good health. Here are some examples:

Adults ages 18–64:

  • At least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking
  • At least two days a week of activities that strengthen muscles
  • Aim for the recommended activity level but be as active as you are able

Adults with chronic conditions and disabilities:

  • At least 150 minutes (for example, 30 minutes five days a week) of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity a week
  • At least two days a week of muscle-strengthening activities that include all major muscle groups
  • If unable to meet the recommendations, be as active as you can and try to avoid inactivity

Fitness facilities on campus

MVCC employees have access to multiple exercise facilities on campus, including the Mike Briggs Fitness Center, which includes free weights, aerobic and strength training equipment; and an indoor track and swimming pool — all located within the Jorgensen Athletic/Event Center on the Utica Campus.

Facility information, including hours

Walking Wednesdays

An informal group that meets every Wednesday at noon for a walk at the Utica Campus. There's no designated walking leader and no specific length of time or distance. All are welcome! 

In good weather:

  • Quad: Meet on the Quad-side of Payne Hall at noon, and together the group will decide whether to walk inside or out. If the weather is nice, the group will likely walk the Quad and loop around campus.

In inclement weather:

  • Jorgensen Center Field House: Just show up in the Field House at noon and walk the indoor track. Please note that if there is an athletic practice that interferes with using the track — sports like lacrosse, baseball, anything with a hard ball! — the group can walk the hallways. 

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