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Step Up to Nutrition and Health

The food and physical activity choices made today—and everyday—affect your health and how you feel today and in the future. Eating right and being physically active are keys to a healthy lifestyle. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans can lead the way to a healthier you.

Make smart choices from every food group

Give your body the balanced nutrition it needs by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day. Just be sure to stay within your daily calorie needs.

A healthy eating plan

Get the most nutrition out of your calories

Choose the most nutritionally rich foods you can from each food group each day—those packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but lower in calories.

Find your balance between food and physical activity

Regular physical activity is important for your overall health and fitness—plus it helps control body weight, promotes a feeling of well-being, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.

Play it safe with foods

Prepare, handle and store food properly to keep you and your family safe.

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Personal Health Manager and Work–Life Balance
With a wide range of online tools and information, you can better manage every aspect of health and wellness for you and your family with programs that are for UT employees, retirees and their dependents. Start by taking the health risk assessment to better understand your current health condition, identify potential issues and reinforce what you’re doing right! See below some of our resources/services:

Online Personal Health Manager provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield- your source for health and wellness information, such as

Visit the Personal Health Manager at Blue Access® for Members today, and stay with it to manage your stress.

  1. Visit http://bcbstx.com/ut/
  2. Log onto Blue Access
  3. Select Personal Health Manager Icon
  4. Go to the top center banner

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