Attendees of Bronx Health Day
Part of many Bronx Week activities, Bronx Health Day received a big boost from Hostos students and staff on May 15. Sponsored by the Bronx Borough President’s office, the goal was encouraging the residents to be more physically active and to commit to living healthier lifestyles. 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and his office have initiated a social media campaign “#not62” in response to the borough being ranked 62nd out of 62 counties in health-related issues. Participants are asked to Tweet and post images exercising or eating healthy to their social media pages to inspire others.  The initiative aims to change the culture and attitudes Bronxites have towards their overall health. 

Hostos Health and Wellness Specialist Jessica Lappe presented a fun cardio class in Lou Gehrig Plaza for the community in support of Bronx Health Day and #not62. The Hostos family who participated began early at 7:30 a.m. in the D-building lobby and walked to Lou Gehrig Plaza where T-shirts were distributed.

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About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.