UT System Step Challenge!

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  • The Challenge begins Thursday, May 1 and ends Thursday, June 12.
  • Registration opens on Tuesday, April 1st and closes Wednesday, May 7th. Don’t miss out!
  • Your goal is to complete at least 10,000 steps per day (or the equivalent in other physical activity), 5 days per week for six weeks (50,000 steps each week). Getting 10,000 steps is not as hard as you think! All kinds of activities can be logged, from time at the gym to chores around the house – and don’t worry, the platform will automatically convert whatever type of exercise you log to the corresponding number of steps.
  • You must complete the Health Assessment (under the “Health” heading on the Living Well Health Platform) to have your steps count for your institution. So if you haven’t taken it since September 1, 2013, be sure to take the Health Assessment before the challenge ends.
  • The winning institution will be the one with the greatest rate of registration and completion and will have the honor of hosting the Physical Activity Challenge “Traveling Trophy” for the year.
  • Members with the most activity logged will receive individual recognition and personal success stories will be highlighted.

How to Participate:

  1. Log in or click “Register New Account” at the Living Well Platform, powered by Provant,https://livingwell.provantonline.com.
  2. Click on “Sign Up Now” on the Living Well health Platform Home Screen.
  3. Take the health assessment if you haven’t already.
  4. From May 1 to June 12, log at least 10,000 steps per day, 5 days per week (50,000 per week) or equivalent physical activity in the Pedometer or Cardio logs on the platform.

Once registered, please contact wellness@utsa.edu to receive your free pedometer!

Tobacco Cessation Program – MAIN CAMPUS

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UTSA’s Worksite Wellness Program is offering an onsite tobacco cessation classes for faculty and staff. This program consists of 8 sessions for a total of 7 weeks. Facilitators are trained and certified by the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking.”

The program begins April 15th from 12 pm-2 pm at the Main Campus. To learn the full schedule details and locations, please email wellness@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-5304

Please view the schedule below:

April 15 – Session 1: Thinking About Quitting
April 22 – Session 2: On the Road to Freedom
April 29 – Session 3: Wanting to Quit
May 6 – Session 4: Quit Day
May 8 – Session 5: Winning Strategies
May 13 – Session 6: The New You
May 20 – Session 7: Staying Off
May 27 – Session 8: Celebration

For interest in learning more about the program or to sign up, please email wellness@utsa.edu or call ext. (210) 458-5304.

Komen Race for the Cure 5k

Come support the fight to end breast cancer by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

UTSA has an established racing team: the Rowdy Racers!

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
NEW LOCATION! Sea World-San Antonio
10500 SeaWorld Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251

To register with the Rowdy Racers, please visit: http://sanantonio.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/SAT_SanAntonioAffiliate?team_id=284153&pg=team&fr_id=3977

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San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup

Come compete with UTSA’s faculty/staff team in the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup!

Participate in fun activities such as: golf chipping, tug of war, soccer kicks, 5K walk, football throw, Frisbee toss, 3-point shootout, sack race relay, 5k run, 3v3 basketball, dodge ball tournament and a 4x100m relay!

Saturday, May 31st 2014
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78209

To join the Corporate Cup please email the Wellness Program at wellness@utsa.edu. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sanantoniosports.org/corporatecup/

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Blood Pressure Kiosk

You can now monitor your blood pressure and weight at our new kiosk located at the Employee Occupational Health and Wellness Center, located at the Bauerle Garage- Suite 1.102.  Visit our kiosk Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. Knowing this information can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Here are a few other things you can implement daily to lower you risk:
-lower your salt intake
-quit tobacco use
-lower your alcohol intake
-increase physical activity

For more helpful hints, please visit www.heart.org.  For questions concerning the kiosk, please email wellness@utsa.edu. We hope you come and visit us soon and often to check these important numbers.

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2013 Rock ‘n Roll Marathon & 1/2

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Thirty-six UTSA participants ran the San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, November 17th. The “UTSA ‘Runners” won the Rock Corporate Challenge: Club Division for recruiting the largest team. The average age of the UTSA competitors was 40.6 years, ranging from ages 22 to 66.

The “UTSA ‘Runners” trained with a marathon coach for 4 months leading up to the race. With temperatures soaring over 80 degrees on race day, the team beat the heat and successfully crossed the finish line. The average finishing times are as follows:

Full Marathon
Male 4:41
Female 5:38

Half Marathon
Male 3:04
Female 3:34

The “UTSA ‘Runners” have participated in the San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon since 2009. The enthusiasm and camaraderie experienced by the team every year ensures its participation in the future.