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Adopt healthy behaviors by participating in a Healthy U sponsored program.

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Main Campus
Health and Human Services, Center for Health and Successful Living Suite 1100

Scott Park Campus

Academic Service Center, Suite 1000

Health Science Campus

Dowling Hall, 3rd Floor Morse Center

2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
Mail Stop 405
419.383.2348 healthyut@utoledo.edu

 

Rocket Ex Classes for Employees ONLY

Healthy U has partnered with the Office of Recreational Services to offer FREE employee-only Rocket Ex classes*.  These group exercise classes will be open to all employees, members and non-members alike. The classes will be offered at the Main Campus Student Rec Center.

Total Body Conditioning with
Andrea
: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Rocket Cycling with Jocelyn: Thursdays from 6:15 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Rocket Cycling with Lauren: Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

There is also an opportunity to earn incentives by attending any of the Rocket Ex classes throughout the fall semester! Check out the two incentive options below. To be eligible for the incentives, you must either register for the class (using the Rocket Ex portal) or check in with the instructor.

For the complete Rocket Ex class schedule, click here. For questions regarding Rec Center membership, access and Rocket Ex portal, please contact the Office of Recreational Services.  For questions regarding the incentive for this program, please email HealthyUT@utoledo.edu

*This is a trial program and the continuation of it beyond Fall 2018 will be determined at the end of the semester.


 

UT Diabetes Prevention Program

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet to diabetes levels.  Without intervention, it is likely to become type 2 diabetes within ten years.  Fortunately, having prediabetes doesn't guarantee a person will develop type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable condition.

The University of Toledo has committed to implementing a CDC recognized lifestyle-change program to assist employees in preventing type 2 diabetes.  UT Diabetes Prevention is a structured program designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.

During the course of a year, a certified coach will help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, such as eating healthier, reducing stress and getting more physical activity.  The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles.  The focus will be on long-term changes and lasting results.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must be a current UT employee and meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old, and
  • Body Mass Index at or higher than 24; if Asian, at or higher than 22, and
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and
  • Have a blood-test results in the prediabetes range within the past year
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7-6.4%, or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125 mg/dL, or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after 75-gm glucose load): 140-199 mg/dL, or
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes, or
  • Score "high risk" on the American Diabetes Associations Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test at http://diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

Program Details

The University of Toledo is offering the program at no cost to our employees.  In exchange, we ask for each participant to remain engaged through the entire year.  Participants will meet as a group at least 22 times over the course of a year.  The group will meet weekly for the first four months, then every other week for the next two months and once a month for the final six months.

Our next groups will begin in Fall 2018 (date TBD) two groups will be offered; one on Health Science Campus and one on Main Campus.  Enrollment is limited to the first 10 participants (per group) who submit eligibility documentation.

 

Steps to Enroll

1. Determine you meet the eligibility criteria

2. Submit eligibility documentation to healthyut@utoledo.edu

3. Contact Healthy U with questions: 419.383.2348 or healthyut@utoledo.edu

 

 

 

Last Updated: 9/18/18