Each September, we’re reminded to take a little extra time for ourselves and prioritize our personal wellness. This year’s Wellness Month theme is Mindfulness in Motion.

Through its programming all month long, ASDA emphasizes the mind-body connection and how movement influences your overall wellbeing. Whether it be a high-intensity workout, low-impact yoga class or a quick stretch between classes, movement can make an impact across multiple dimensions of your wellness. Learn about all five dimensions here.

Program Schedule

Mark your calendars for challenge and activity dates throughout the month. All events and deadlines are listed in central time (CDT).

Sept. 11 at 11:59 pm                          Mile-A-Day: Chapter Challenge submissions due

Sept. 18 at 11:59 pm                          Mile-A-Day: Individual Challenge submissions due

Sept. 21 at 7:00 pm                            Live Yoga Class

Mile-A-Day Challenge

Participate in the Mile-A-Day Challenge for a chance to win individual and chapter prizes.

How to Participate

  1. Walk, run and take active breaks throughout the day to reach at least 1 mile of steps per day. 
  2. Keep a tally of the total distance you walked throughout the week using your favorite fitness tracker.
  3. Submit your final tally using the polling links provided on this page each week.

Chapters that walk together, win together.

Two ASDA chapters will win $300 based on their chapter’s participation*

  • Prize 1: awarded to the chapter with the highest total mile count
  • Prize 2: awarded to the chapter with the highest average mile count by total 2022 membership number

Challenge Dates:  Sunday, September 4 and Saturday, September 10
Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 11 at 11:59 pm CDT
Earn Bonus Miles: Individuals will earn 3 bonus miles for their chapter by submitting a photo from one of their walks.

Submit Your Entry Form Here

*Individuals must submit a valid challenge form by Sunday at 11:59 pm CDT to be counted. If a chapter meets the criteria to win both prizes, Prize 2 will go to the chapter with the second-highest average mile count.

Individual Challenge

Submit your mile tally for the individual challenge to earn one entry into a random drawing. Four members will win a $100 gift card to their choice of the retainers below.

Nike | Under Armour | Lululemon

Challenge Dates:  Sunday, September 11 and Saturday, September 17
Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 18 at 11:59 pm CDT
Earn a Bonus Entry: Individuals will earn one (1) additional entry by either submitting a photo from one of their walks or answering a survey question about wellness.

Submit Your Entry Form Here

Live Yoga Class

Take a step back from the busyness of dental school to focus on your emotional and physical wellness with a live yoga flow class on September 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT.

Register and participate for a chance to win* a $100 gift card to Lululemon!

Register Here

*Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible participants and notified via email after the event.

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