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Living Well: Make it a Priority

Get Active

Healthy living means different things for different individuals at various stages of life. To stay well, you need to incorporate regular physical activity into your day, eat a variety of fresh foods, and change unhealthy lifestyle patterns. No matter what your age, your job, or what city in Texas you call home, the University of Texas System's “Living Well; Make it a Priority” program believes there is an approach to healthy living that is right for you.

UT System Physical Activity Challenge

Join us for the next UT System physical activity challenge, Walktober. You will compete with colleagues against other UT System institutions to win the coveted traveling trophy! The new online platform comes with a mobile app that can by synced to your wearable trackers (Fitbit, Jawbone) or any free mobile activity tracking app. You’ll work to meet your own goals and can join a small group team if you wish. Registration opens September 19 and the 31-day challenge begins Monday, October 3, 2016. Keep an eye on your email inbox for the invite and check back here for more information once registration is open.

Living Well: Stretch at Your Desk Video

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your muscles. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple office stretches throughout the day. Stretching can help you:

  • Relax,
  • Reduce injury,
  • Increase alertness,
  • Reduce stress and tension,
  • Increase flexibility, and
  • Reduce anxiety.

To help you learn how to incorporate stretching into your daily schedule, we have created a short video that provides tips to help you stay fit and improve your flexibility. Complete these exercises at your desk and start feeling better today! Let us know what you think!