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Consider the phrase "if you don't move it you lose it," and that's what this page is all about.  No matter what type of movement you prefer, we hope to share some ideas and resources to help you keep at it, and to keep your body strong!

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Spring is a great time to consider beginning (or building upon) an exercise program.  Our Get Moving UC challenge is a great reason to be motivated and interact with others on campus who have similar goals.

Check out the Portal page to learn more about the challenge and download the tracking sheet to play or track at home!

Movement Made Simple

Movement does not always equal exercise.  Get Moving is all about adding in a bit more movement throughout your day - which can include stretching, cardiovascular or strength training and even better breathing.  Here are some helpful hints and tips to get you going:

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Walk It Wednesdays

Did you know you can join the nationally certified personal trainers of Campus Recreation for Walk It Wednesdays - FREE? 

Walk It Wednesdays are open to everyone and will run April 6 - November 16, 2016. NO registration required!

The website shares the details, including the monthly giveaway - just for showing up and taking a moderately paced walk with the Rec staff!

 

Get Motivated with Rec Rewards

If you're looking for a way to get active on campus, consider joining Rec Rewards, an amazing opportunity available to benefits eligible faculty and staff that rewards you for being consistent! 

Membership never made more sense - just $10/month so long as you participate 8x/month (twice a week).  If you work to earn the Bronze Level incentive with Be Well UC (120 points = $120) - your membership is PAID FOR! 

What's holding you back?

A snapshot of participants taken after just 6 months showed that enrolling in the program has benefits far beyond the savings.  Check out this great infographic from Campus Recreation:

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Upcoming Move Well Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learn topics will be posted as they are confirmed. Use the Events page to see all topics or use the HRTO registration tool to sign up.  For a quick view of all topics, you can also visit the Event Downloads page where we invite you to share and post upcoming programming with your colleagues, family and friends!

 

Campus Resources

Learn about other campus resources available to you, including the Campus Recreation Center, University Health Services, Employee Disability Services, Environmental Health & Safety and more!

Visit our Resources page to learn about other benefits and options available to you.

 

Asset Health Courses

Log-on to the Asset Health portal to take the following courses on topics to help you Move Well:

  • A Guide to Women’s Health
  • A Guide to Men’s Health
  • Protecting My Back From Injury

 

Looking for ways to learn about your health and earn incentives at the same time?  Here's how! Visit the Incentive page to learn more about the incentive structure and what you earn with your points!

Wellness Program Option Points Per Activity Description of Activity
Complete a Be Well UC Fitness Goal or a customized fitness goal 10 points Login to the Asset Health portal and visit the goal tracking option (will describe this once we have access).  Either select one of the Be Well UC goals, which have been designed for those starting to make health changes based on national guidelines, or create your own for a bigger challenge.
Attend a Move Well Lunch & Learn 10 points Participate in a Move Well Lunch & Learn on topics like setting up a fitness plan, creating SMART goals, starting a running program and more!
Participate in the 4-week Physical Activity Challenge on the Asset Health Portal 40 points Earn 10 points for each week that you participate in our Physical Activity Challenge, which will help you track how many minutes of movement you are doing in the categories of strength, stretching and cardio. Compete individually or as a team and be eligible for additional prizes too! Check the Asset Health page to learn more about our upcoming challenges!
 
Looking for some more help? 

Here are additional resources and tools that can help you live a healthy lifestyle and make good decisions for your health.

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Have questions?  Visit our FAQs or Contact Us – we’re here to help you succeed!