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.
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.
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.
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.
Beginning Monday, MHealthy well-being experts take to Twitter and Facebook with a new series called "Ask the Expert."
+ 'ask the expert' weeks
Oct. 26-30 — Stress Less, featuring John Sonnega, Thrive! program manager
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.
The calendar may say it's still summer but fall is in full swing for most people thanks to cooler temperatures, classes resuming and heavier workloads.
Thousands of university faculty, staff and students will soon start tracking their time being active — walking, doing yoga, swimming, going to the gym, playing a sport — determined to reach their weekly exercise goal in Active U Autumn.
Just in time for the fall, registration opened Tuesday for a number of MHealthy health and well-being programs.
U-M Premier Care members who meet clinical criteria for prediabetes will be able participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost through a new collaboration between the Benefits Office, MHealthy and Blue Care Network.
Creating a thriving, healthy workplace culture where people can be their best happens one department, unit and school at a time.
Now through the end of July, MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members to serve as MHealthy Champions within their work area.
More than 40 schools, colleges and administrative areas across U-M's three campuses and the Health System are being recognized by the university for achieving the highest participation in MHealthy Rewards 2015.
Every week into the fall, the M Farmers Markets will provide a wide variety of locally grown vegetables, fruits and other farm products on the Ann Arbor campus.
The University of Michigan and its health system recently received two awards for its wellness efforts. This spring, it was named among the 2015 Healthiest Employers of Southeast Michigan. The university also earned an Edington Next Practice Award in Quality Assurance.
Like physical health, emotional well-being is an essential part of overall wellness, and requires ongoing attention and care.
Now that Active U is over, many in the university community may be looking for ways to keep the momentum going and stay motivated to meet their physical activity goals this spring.
MHealthy is offering two new exercise programs to meet the needs of both wearable-tracker owners and those who like tracking their workouts online.
Friday is the deadline for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to complete the online health questionnaire that is part of the MHealthy Rewards program.
By doing so, they will:
Complete a health questionnaire.
Nominations are now being accepted for MHealthy's annual Ergonomics Awards. Any university faculty or staff member can nominate a university unit or employee that has made the workplace safer by implementing ergonomic solutions.
MHealthy has launched its annual Rewards program, an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to review their health and take action to maintain or improve it.
Get started on MHealthy Rewards.
Thousands of campus community members will begin tracking their exercise minutes for Active U’s 10th anniversary beginning Tuesday, and there’s still time to sign up for MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge.