New Active U Autumn program encourages physical activity in the fall

9/26/2011

MHealthy has launched a new six-week version of its popular Active U challenge to encourage physical activity and healthier eating habits during the fall months.

All university faculty, staff and retirees can sign up now through Oct. 11. Similar to other Active U programs, participants can join a team or participate as an individual, track their activity minutes, and become eligible to win prizes for completing the program. A new feature to the fall program is resources encouraging healthy eating habits.

“We always get feedback from participants saying they would love a program like Active U for the summer or fall to help keep them motivated,” says Jessica Sobolewski, MHealthy physical activity coordinator.  “Because physical activity and nutrition go hand-in-hand for better health, we took the physical activity program everyone knows and loves and packed in delicious recipes and tips on how eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard or unsatisfying.”

Active U Autumn features:

  • Three ways to track physical activity minutes – online, using a Smartphone, or using any touch-tone phone
  • Healthy recipes, nutrition tips, portion size charts, and other nutrition resources
  • Grand prize drawings for valuable prizes
  • Weekly MCard discounts

Registration for Active U Autumn continues through Oct. 11 at www.mhealthy.umich.edu/autumn.  Participants track their physical activity Oct. 11 through Nov. 21.

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