Active U

Log Minutes

Active U is an opportunity to kick off the New Year moving more and doing something good for yourself. Join thousands of your U-M colleagues and friends and sign up for U-M’s annual 12-week physical activity challenge!

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

Logging Minutes and Using Templates

Checking on My Progress

Synching My Wearable Device or Activity App