Don’t forget: Active U Autumn starts tomorrow!

September 21, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Starting tomorrow, thousands of university faculty, staff and students will track their time walking, doing yoga, going to the gym or playing a sport, determined to reach their weekly exercise goal in Active U Autumn.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to register for MHealthy’s annual fall physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser. Sign up as an individual, join a team, or create your own team by inviting your colleagues and friends to register.

Active U Autumn uses team camaraderie, peer motivation and online tracking to encourage participants to be active at least three days a week and work toward achieving their weekly personal exercise goal.

This year’s program includes two major updates:

  • Fitbit compatible – participants can now sync their Fitbit to the online tracker
  • Two weeks longer – Active U Autumn is now eight weeks (Sept. 22 – Nov. 16) instead of six

Other program highlights include:

  • Charity donation – make an optional small donation through the program to support charities chosen by participants
  • Convenient ways to log – participants can still use a computer or mobile device to track their exercise.  They now can also input their time via text message
  • Prizes – chances to win prizes by logging minutes or sharing photos on social media

For extra motivation, Active U Autumn is one of several health and wellness programs offered this fall that qualify for the MHealthy Grand Prize Drawing. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their U-M health plan enrolled spouses/OQAs can enter for a chance to win $500 to support their healthy behaviors. Six will win.

Sign up by Sept. 22 at Tracking starts Sept. 22 and continues for eight weeks.