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Back to Basics 

It’s time to get back to the basics of health and well-being! This team-based challenge helps create consistency in healthy behaviors by encouraging regular physical activity and nutrition awareness. You will earn Wellable Points for tracking physical activity and logging meals and snacks. Practical tips and tricks will be provided throughout the challenge to help you fit healthy behaviors into each and every day! The challenge requires participants to create Wellable account and log their activity via the app/website.

Who: All UToledo employees are invited to participate
What: Challenge yourself to stick with healthy behaviours to finish the summer strong.
When: July 18-August 14, 2022
Where: Anywhere!
Why: First place team members will each receive a stainless steel water bottle. Three raffle winners will receive a Fitbit Versa 3. Participants will receive raffle tickets based on how many Wellable Points they earn throughout the challenge.
How: Register by July 10 using this program registration form. Once registered, you will receive an email to create a Wellable account. This account is necessary to participate in the challenge and earn points toward the incentive(s).

Challenge Details

  • UToledo has partnered with Wellable to offer virtual challenges utilizing their platform. This platform has the capability for users to connect their fitness device to sync activity, however that is not required. Activities may also be logged manually.
  • This is a team-based challenge and employees are encouraged to join as a team of 4-8 participants. If you don’t have a team, you will be assigned a team. 
  • You will receive instructions on how to register your team in the initial challenge details email prior to the start of the challenge.
  • You will receive an email to create your Wellable account after registration and prior to the start of the challenge. Once you create your Wellable account, you will be enrolled in the challenge and have the option to connect your fitness device, if you choose. 
  • Then, click on the Bulletin Board on the top menu banner to learn more about the challenge.
  • Throughout the challenge you will receive weekly emails with tips and reminders.
  • To check your team progress, visit the Leaderboard by clicking on the link in the top menu banner.
  • All activity must be logged/synced by August 14, 2022 to be eligible for prizes.

Challenge Registration              

Prevention Screening Blitz

University Wellness and UToledo Pharmacies are partnering to provide monthly health prevention screenings. All screenings are complementary and confidential.

Who: All UToledo employees and students are invited to participate
What: Complementary health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and DEXA scan
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month (Main Campus) and 3rd Wednesday of each month (Health Science Campus) resuming September 2022*.
How: No appointment necessary. Visit either location during the set hours.

Main Campus
University Health Center, University Wellness Office (across the hall from the health clinic)
2nd Tuesday of each month resuming September 2022
1-3 p.m.

Health Science Campus
Four Seasons Bistro, Pinnacle Room 1412
3rd Wednesday of each month resuming September 2022
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Screenings will pause for the summer (June-August) and then resume in the fall.

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Techniques for Managing Your Stress
When: Wednesday, August 10, 1:30 p.m. 

Stress is a national epidemic and as the summer fades, and another school year begins, stress tends to peak. In this working session we will discuss and practice mindfulness, breathing techniques and other strategies to take control of your stress. Register for this event.

Mid-Day Stretching
When: Wednesday, August 24, 12 p.m.

The more time you spend sitting, the more likely your health will suffer. Unfortunately, most of us spend our days sitting in front of a screen or in meetings. The good news is that short, consistent stretch breaks can immediately impact your mood, your energy levels, your nervous system and of course, your mobility. Join us for a live and interactive stretch break geared towards all flexibility levels. We guarantee you'll feel better, physically and mentally. Register for this event.

To create an account:
Step 1: Visit Impact Solution Website
Step 2: Click on "Member Portal and App" under the "Select Portal & App" tab
Step3: Click on "Create a new account with your company code SIGN UP"
Step 4: Enter Company Code: 'uteap' and follow the instructions in your activation email. 

 

 

Prevent T2 Express

Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m., virtually
September 6-November 22, 2022

Prevent T2 is a structured program designed to teach risk prevention strategies to individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This express version of the original program provides vital information in a condensed format.

What to expect from the program

During the 12-week course, a certified coach helps participants incorporate lifestyle changes, including healthy eating, stress management and increased physical activity. You will also benefit from group support among others who share similar goals.

To be eligible for the Prevent T2 Express program you must be a current UToledo employee and meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old, and
  • Have a body mass index at or higher than 24, and
  • Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and
  • Have a blood-test result in the prediabetes range within the past year
    • Hemoglobin A1C 5.7-6.4%, or
    • Fasting glucose 100-125 mg/dL, or be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes, or
  • Score high risk on the American Diabetes Association's Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test at diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test

The program begins Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2022 and will take place virtually every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. until November 22, 2022. Complimentary one-on-one health coaching will be offered to participants for 4 months after the conclusion of the program.

To enroll in the program, send your eligibility criteria to universitywellness@utoledo.edu by Sept. 2, 2022.

Past participants testimonials

"The Prevent T2 program helped me get
my health back on track! I knew I needed to
make changes but was overwhelmed on
how to start . Our coach shared different
tips each week that made it easier to
incorporate into a healthy lifestyle, which
provided motivation through accomplishing
small goals along the way. I really enjoyed
our scheduled group meetings and the
opportunity to develop a network of
colleagues across campus who will cheer
on each other's successes in making
healthy lifestyle changes!"

"I highly recommend the T2 program. I
personally found that consistently
dedicating time to my health positively
impacted many other aspects of my life.
The accountability and camaraderie of
working towards health goals with a group
of UToledo colleagues also made the
process fun."

 

 

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WEEKLY SESSIONS

Tuesdays at 12 p.m.

September 6 - Program Intro and More About T2

September 13 - Eat Well to Prevent T2

September 20 - Get Active to Prevent T2

September 27 - Digging Deeper with the Dietitian

October 4  -Shop, Cook and Track

October 11 - Manage Stress

October 18 - Success Away from Home

October 25 - Keep Your Health Healthy

November 1 - Coping with Triggers

November 8 - Get Enough Sleep

November 15 - Building Your Mental Health Muscle

November 22 - Taking Charge for Life

Schedule subject to change, as needed.

 

 



 

 

Last Updated: 8/4/22