Staffers Ready to Take 100-Day Wellness Challenge
Jan. 14, 2009
University President David Daniel will lead a walk across campus to help kick off the Live Healthy Dallas 100-day Challenge.
The team-based weight-loss and physical-activity program starts at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, and runs through April 23.
Participants will gather in the lobby of TI Auditorium in the Engineering-Computer Science Complex and walk to the Human Resources Office in the Multipurpose Building and back.
The Campus Wellness Committee will co-sponsor the event.
The Wellness Program at UT Dallas uses health activities, education, screenings and interventions designed to support behavior conducive to the health of employees. The UT System established the program in 2007 for worksite health and wellness to encourage all employees to reach their potential and maintain the productivity needed to meet the challenges of work and life.
Participants will receive:
- A Live Healthy Training T-shirt.
- A one-year subscription to one of several lifestyle magazines.
- Access to personalized meal plans, customized workouts, music play list downloads, video exercise demonstrations, community discussion board, calorie charts.
- Weekly emails containing tips about nutrition, fitness and healthy living.
- Chances to win monthly prizes and incentives through random drawings.
The Wellness Committee will also give away pedometers, fresh fruit and water immediately after the walk.
To participate in the 100-day Challenge, form a team of two to 10 people, choose a team name and a team captain, then e-mail Vivian Rutledge or call 972-883-2128 to register. The cost is $18 per person.
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