- February 2009
GREAT NEWS! Now you can access and learn about
all your Wellness Programs and Services in one place.
There is no better time to start taking charge of your health. We invite you to develop your own personal wellness program today! Make sure to visit our Web site regularly for ongoing updates and promotions.
As of September 1, 2008, there are a total of 170,646 employees, retirees, and dependents enrolled in the UT SELECT medical plan. View the enrollment figures for all of the UT System sponsored insurance plans.
It is important to review and update your beneficiary designations regularly and especially following life changes to ensure your benefits are distributed according to your wishes. Often we think that beneficiary designations are only important for life insurance, but your retirement plans should not be overlooked.
Read more about this topic.
Will you accept the challenge? Just exercise 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. To help you complete this challenge and make it easy to track your progress, all UT System Institutions have partnered with the Texas Round Up to celebrate our 2nd Annual UT System Physical Activity Challenge. The institution with the greatest participation based on headcount will be awarded the coveted “Traveling Trophy”!
Get more details about the 2nd Annual UT System Physical Activity Challenge which begins on January 1, 2009 and ends on April 18, 2009.
After years of obsessing about weight loss, first shunning high-fat foods and then high-carb ones, it seems Americans are giving up formal diets in favor of healthy eating and wholesome foods.
A recent report by the market research firm NPD, based on a survey of 5,000 people, found that the number of Americans on weight loss diets was at its lowest rate in decades. Read more and get some great tips.
We've taken the mystery out of finding healthy grub. Snack time's a prime time to work nutritious foods into your diet. If you're hungry for something—but not sure what—figure out how many calories to consume (50 to 100 if your next meal is within two hours; 150 to 200 if it's more than that). Read more about these 16 Superior Snacks!
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