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September 6, 2016

Active U Autumn starts Sept. 20; syncs with more devices

Registration is now open for MHealthy's 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser.

New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device, and this year's donations will support the continuing efforts around the Flint water crisis.

August 10, 2016

Winning departments announced for 2016 Ergonomics Awards

More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.

Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment and redesigning work processes.

August 10, 2016

Health-minded employees sought to be MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.

April 29, 2016

REMINDER: Exercise competition with Ohio State starts Monday

Starting Monday, the competition between the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University will grow to include one more battle as faculty and staff from each university go head-to-head to see who is the most physically active.

More than 5,000 U-M employees have already registered for the first-ever Rivals Challenge.

April 6, 2016

U-M takes on rival Ohio State in first employee activity challenge

It's the biggest rivalry of all time.

And now, faculty and staff are taking it to a new level with the first-ever physical activity challenge between the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University.

The Rivals Challenge is open to all university faculty and staff.

March 10, 2016

MHealthy offers programs supporting National Nutrition Month

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy products and oils, and the typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat.

March 7, 2016

Recognize a department for reducing ergonomic risks

Nominations are being accepted for the university's annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments.

Any faculty or staff member can nominate a department or unit for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

December 9, 2015

Active U registration open; now Fitbit compatible

Registration is now open for the 11th year of Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge. Each year, thousands at U-M look forward to the program as motivation to set their New Year's exercise goals and get moving with colleagues.

November 23, 2015

U-M again ranks among nation's healthiest employers

For the second consecutive year, the University of Michigan has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The award recognizes employers that are committed to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming.

November 5, 2015

Programs help employees stay healthy during the holidays

MHealthy will launch two programs this month for university faculty and staff who are looking for tips and guidance on staying on a healthy track during the busy holiday season.

Registration is open for its popular "'Tis the Season" well-being webinar series, as well as the new "Holiday Drinking — Stop and Swap" email program.

October 27, 2015

REMINDER: Flu shot clinics continuing through mid-November

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. U-M faculty and staff covered under a university health plan can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee.

October 5, 2015

Flu shots available on campus; avoid out-of-pocket fee

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. U-M faculty and staff can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee. 

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