Active U

Register now for Active U 2021!  Start tracking your physical activity on January 25 (add this reminder to your Google or Outlook calendar). The deadline to register is February 1, 2021.

While there are some things we can’t control, one thing you can do is take care of yourself. That’s where Active U, MHealthy’s free 12-week physical activity challenge, can help! Join thousands of your colleagues virtually for motivation and support to get (and stay) active.

Do it for your well-being, do it for you!

Move your way to well-being with Active U. This challenge is designed for every fitness and activity level and encourages you to get moving at least 120 minutes per week. Join a team with your U-M friends and colleagues or go it on your own – you decide what works best for you.

What to look forward to in Active U 2021:

  • Easier, more user-friendly tracking on the new MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health
  • Sync to more wearables, watches and apps
  • Earn digital swag like Zoom backgrounds

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! 

How to Access the MHealthy Portal:

If this will be your first time on the new MHealthy Portal, you may need to do a first-time login process before registering for Active U. How you log into the portal will depend on your affiliation with the university.

U-M Affiliation How to access the MHealthy Portal
Faculty/Staff (Benefits-Eligible) Log in using your U-M uniqname and UMICH Level-1 password.
Spouse/Other Qualified Adult (Enrolled in U-M Health Plan)
  • You will need to know the employee’s 8-digit UMID.
  • The first time you log in, you must use a default username and password:
    • Default Username: Employee 8-digit UMID + Your First Name + MMDD of Your Date of Birth
    • Default Password: Employee 8-digit UMID + MMDD of Your Date of Birth
  • After the first login, you will be asked to create your own unique username and password.
Faculty/Staff (Non-Benefits Eligible),
Spouse/Other Qualified Adult (Not Enrolled in a U-M Health Plan),
Temporary Staff, Retirees, Alumni and Students
  • Select your affiliation with U-M, then “Register Here.”
  • Enter “goblue” in the Authorization Code field and complete the rest of the form.
  • You will need to know your 8-digit UMID number.  Spouses/OQAs will  need to use the employee’s 8-digit UMID.

How Active U Works:

  • Register for Active U January 12, 2021 – February 1, 2021.

  • Decide whether to participate as an individual, create a team or join an existing team.
    Planning to be a Team Captain? Reach out to your teammates early so you’re ready to go when tracking starts January 25! The deadline to create/join a team is February 1, 2021. 

  • Starting January 25, begin tracking your physical activity minutes in the Active U tracker. Use your computer, mobile device, or sync your wearable activity tracker.

  • Keep moving each week (through April 18) to achieve your personal weekly exercise minutes goal. 

  • Every Tuesday, look for an email full of health and exercise tips and motivation to help keep you moving!

How to Successfully Complete Active U

Once you've registered for Active U, to successfully complete the program you must:

  1. Reach your personal weekly minutes goal.  Included in this is logging at least 30 minutes per day, at least 3 days per week. The minimum weekly goal allowed in the program is 120 minutes.
  2. Log successfully (see #2) at least 8 out of the 12 Active U weeks.
  3. Answer the post-program questions (available March 15 – May 2).

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