Active U

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who got moving in the 14 th year of Active U! Our 2019 program has ended but the memories (and benefits to your body!) can last a lifetime. Check out some photos from this year’s program.

Final Team Standings

Who Can Participate: 

ALL at the university – faculty, staff, and students – and every fitness level are encouraged to join. U-M retirees and spouses/other qualified adults (OQA) of U-M faculty and staff can also participate! Please note, you must register by January 7 to participate in the program.

How It Works:

  • Register for Active U December 11, 2018 – January 7, 2019.  
  • Once registered:
    • Complete the Active U pre-survey (required) which includes questions about your current physical activity habits (this will help set your weekly exercise goal). 
    • Create or join a team (or remain an individual participant). The deadline to join a team is January 7. 
    • Explore the Active U tracker, sync your wearable activity tracker or mobile app, and more!
  • Starting January 8, begin tracking your physical activity minutes in the Active U tracker. Use your computer, mobile device, or your wearable activity tracker.
  • Keep moving each week (through April 1) to achieve your personal weekly exercise minutes goal. NEW for 2019 – the minimum weekly goal allowed in the program is now 120 minutes.
  • Every Tuesday, look for weekly emails full of health and exercise tips and motivation to keep moving!

How to Successfully Complete Active U

To successfully complete Active U (and qualify for a 2019 T-shirt) you must:

  1. Answer the Active U pre-survey questions by January 18.
  2. Reach your personal weekly minutes goal.  Included in this is logging at least 30 minutes per day, at least 3 days per week. NEW for 2019, the minimum weekly goal allowed in the program is now 120 minutes.
  3. Log successfully (see #2) at least 8 out of the 12 Active U weeks.
  4. Answer the post-program questions (available March 13 – April 15).

Questions? Call MHealthy at (734) 647-7888 or email mhealthy@umich.edu.

Logging Minutes and Using Templates

Checking on My Progress

Synching My Wearable Device or Activity App