April 2014 > 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

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Living Well, Moving Well: The 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

It's almost time to join your institution's team and compete in our 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge!+ UT System and your institution's Health & Wellness program are teaming up to bring you, Living Well, Moving Well, a six-week Physical Activity Challenge beginning on May 1.

Registration is open now through May 7... BUT register early and you can receive a free pedometer to help you track your steps. Quantities are limited, so be sure to register and get your pedometer as soon as possible. To find out where to pick up your pedometer at your institution, visit the Living Well website at: www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/challenge14.htm#pedometer.

This year's Challenge is being hosted through the Living Well Health Platform powered by Provant* and is fully supported by each institution's Health & Wellness Program. By logging your physical activity, you can help your institution come out on top!

Are You Ready?

Here are the key details:

Your institution is your team, so get together with your coworkers and find ways to fit physical activity into your day. Take a walk at lunch, meet up at the gym, encourage each other to get moving – and keep track of what you do! Remember, the institution with the highest percentage for both registration and completion of the challenge will be awarded the coveted "Traveling Trophy!"

Want to know more? Visit the 2014 Physical Activity Challenge page and watch this short promotional video.

+UT System's "Living Well: Make it a Priority" Worksite Health & Wellness program is committed to helping you achieve your best health. Rewards for participating in a wellness activity are available to all employees. If for health reasons you believe you might be unable to meet the established requirements to earn a reward under a Living Well program, you may qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means. Please contact us at LivingWell@utsystem.edu and we will work with you (and if you wish, with your doctor) to develop a wellness program that is right for you in light of your health status and provides you with an opportunity to earn the same reward. You can find more information about the 2014 Physical Activity Challenge along with additional helpful resources at: www.livingwell.utsystem.edu.

*The Living Well Health Platform is available to all UT SELECT Medical Plan members aged 18 and over - including Employees, Retirees, Dependents, Surviving Spouses and COBRA participants.