UT System Physical Activity Challenge

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Keep UT Active: Fall 2019 Wellness Challenge

    This virtual UT Systemwide tour will take you from campus to campus, stopping at amazing locations with postcard-perfect images and bet-you-didn’t-know descriptions. Each day you’ll visit a new attraction, earning points as you record exercise minutes or steps, plus microbreaks and financial wellness.

    Get ready to move toward a healthier you…Keep UT Active starts Monday, September 30! Register today at www.utlivingwell.com

    Important Dates

    • Oct. 7: Last day to register and form a team
    • Sept. 30 – Nov. 20: Keep UT Active Challenge. Log your activity!
    • Nov. 12: Last day to log your past activity.
    • Nov. 13: Winners announced

    Goal

    • Aim for at least 150 points to earn cool rewards!

    Rewards

    Earn at least 150 points to earn a multifunctional fandana and a lunch container.

    Fandanalunch box

    Activities

    Track these activities to earn points throughout the 6-week challenge.

    • Physical activity: Log at least 30 minutes of exercise or 6,000 steps
    • Microbreaks: Don’t shut your mind down; just switch channels for a few minutes so when you come back, you’re refreshed and ready to refocus. A microbreak can be physical (e.g. short brisk walk or climbing the stairs), emotional (e.g. having a laugh with a colleague), mental (e.g., coloring or breathing exercises), or spiritual (i.e., connected to one’s purpose in life. e.g., writing a gratitude list or practice an act of kindness). Simply changing the scenery, heading to a quiet room, or closing your eyes and listening to music will qualify. Check the box if you had a 2-3 minute microbreak. For more information, here is an article that explains microbreaks/bursts.
    • Track your spending: Take charge of your spending habits by tracking them. Keep all your receipts, and try to record your expenditures daily using paper and pen, a spreadsheet, or an app. Check the box if you tracked expenses.

    Teams

    What would a fun adventure be without pals tagging along? Grab 3-4 co-workers to from a team. Being part of a team can help hold you accountable to reach your goal, and it is just makes Keep UT Active more fun!

    Register now at www.utlivingwell.com

    *Those who are unable to meet the challenge requirements due to medical constraints may request an alternative challenge completion requirement. Please contact us at livingwell@utsystem.edu.


    Past Traveling Trophy Winners:

    The UT System Physical Activity Challenge has been a Living Well tradition since 2008. The winner of each challenge has earned the “Traveling Trophy” that is passed on to the new winner in the following year. Beginning in 2015, we award three Traveling Trophies—one each for the small, medium, and large-sized winning institutions.

    Spring 2019 Winners, Spring into Motion:

    Small Institution:  UT System Administration  
    Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
    Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

    Fall 2018 Winners, Yo Ho Ho:

    Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
    Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
    Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

    Spring 2018 Winners, Keep UT Active:

    Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
    Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
    Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

    Fall 2017 Winners, Health Trails:

    Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
    Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
    Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

    Spring 2017 Winners:

    Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
    Medium Institution:  UT Dallas
    Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston  

    2016 Winners, Walktober:

    Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
    Medium Institution:  UT Health Science Center Houston  
    Large Institution:  UT Austin

    2015 Winners:

    Small Institution: UT System Administration
    Medium Institution: UT Health Science Center Houston
    Large Institution: UT Medical Branch Galveston

    2014: UT Pan American
    2013: UT Pan American
    2012: UT System Administration
    2010: UT San Antonio
    2009: UT Tyler 
    2008: UT Health Science Center San Antonio