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!
Sitting is the New Smoking
It's important to keep moving throughout the day as reserach has shown increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer due to our sedentary lifestyles. Learn more about the data and how to Defeat the Seat with sit/stand work options.
Consider hosting a Work Well session in your department where we can talk about avoiding the Sitting Disease and how to Sit to Stand safely!
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:
Walk It Wednesdays
Did you know you can join the nationally certified personal trainers of Campus Recreation for Walk It Wednesdays - FREE?
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). We can help you pay for it! If you work to earn the Bronze Level incentive with Be Well UC (120 points = $120) - your incentives (paid in January) can be used to cover the cost of your membership!
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: