Healthy living means different things for different individuals at various stages of life. To stay well, you need to incorporate regular physical activity into your day, eat a variety of fresh foods, and change unhealthy lifestyle patterns. No matter what your age, your job, or what city in Texas you call home, the University of Texas System's “Living Well; Make it a Priority” program believes there is an approach to healthy living that is right for you.
Standing or sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your muscles. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple office stretches throughout the day. Stretching can help you:
- Reduce injury,
- Increase alertness,
- Reduce stress and tension,
- Increase flexibility, and
- Reduce anxiety.
To help you learn how to incorporate stretching into your daily schedule, we have created a short video that provides tips to help you stay fit and improve your flexibility. Complete these exercises at your desk and start feeling better today! Let us know what you think!
UT System Physical Activity Challenge
UT System and your institution's Health & Wellness program challenge you to "Get Up! Get Out! And Get Going!" Each year, starting on May 1, you can join your institution's team and compete in our UT System Physical Activity Challenge! View the results of the 2013 challenge here.
Weight Management Program
Sometimes a little extra support is all it takes to stay on track with weight loss goals. The UT SELECT Weight Management Program provides just that. When our members decide to make positive lifestyle changes by managing their weight, we’re ready with resources to help make the journey successful!
Call: 1-800-462-3275. *Program available to all UT SELECT members at not cost.