2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge to Begin May 1

Registration is now open for the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge “Living Well, Moving Well” —an employee wellness competition between all system institutions that runs from May 1 to June 12, 2014.

During the six-week period, participants are challenged to complete the Living Well Health Platform Assessment and log 50,000 steps per week or the equivalent in physical activity. UT Dallas will be competing for the coveted UT System Physical Activity Challenge “Living Well, Moving Well” Traveling Trophy, and will kick off the challenge on May 1 at 10:00 a.m. with a 10-minute walk around the south mall, starting under the Trellis at the Plinth.

Learn more and sign up today to get a free pedometer while supplies last!

Employee Assistance Program Lunch-and-Learn on April 15

Join the UT Dallas Wellness Committee from noon to 1:00 p.m. on April 15 in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602) for a lunch-and-learn that will offer a complete overview of the UT Dallas Employee Assistance Program (EAP.) Learn how you and your family can benefit from the program and utilize its resources to help create a healthy balance between personal and work life. Lunch will be provided.

Download the Flyer (PDF)

Get Your Pedometers, While They Last!

2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge Pedometers will be distributed on:

  • April 15 2014

    1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602)

    After the EAP Lunch-and-Learn

  • May 1 2014

    10:00–10:30 a.m.

    South Mall Trellis at the Plinth

    At the UT System PAC Kick-Off

Thereafter, pedometers will be available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Office of Human Resources (AD 2.208.)

Registration is required.

Off-campus sites: Please contact Nora M. Pena (972.883.4559 / to schedule a pedometer delivery.

Physical Activity Challenge Video

Learn about the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge, Living Well, Moving Well, through our new YouTube Video. The challenge begins May 1!

UT System Physical Activity Challenge: Living Well, Moving Well Promotional Video

Free Healthy Lunch on March 25

March 25, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Student Union Galaxy Room B (SU 2.602)

Bobby Whisnand, fitness professional and personal trainer, will discuss simple steps you can take to make smarter eating choices and reach your wellness goals. A healthy lunch and give-a-ways will be provided! No registration is required to attend.

Download the Flyer (PDF)

Zumba Dance Party on February 21

Zumba Dance Party

Join the extra-large Zumba class/party at the Activity Center (AB) on February 21 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., and help us celebrate NIRSA National Sports and Fitness Day. Please contact Chris McAlpine ( / 972.883.6306) for more information.

UTD Goes Red

HR Wears RedOn Friday, February 7, groups throughout UT Dallas participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day.

Eugene McDermott Library Wears RedThe Eugene McDermott Library staff wore red to display their support.

HR Wears RedHR showed their Comet Pride while wearing red.

Student Services Wears RedStudent Services joined with UTD in wearing red.

Wear Red for the Cure on February 7

Friday, February 7 is National Wear Red Day. Please help support the American Heart Association by wearing something red this coming Friday (hats, ties, socks, scarves, shirts/blouses, blazers, skirts, or pants.) Your Heart Health starts with YOU!

The Challenge Begins January 27

10-Week Wellness Challenge

The 2014 10-Week Wellness Challenge, a team-based weight-loss and physical activity program, begins on January 27 with an indoor walk followed by a lunch-and-learn session. The walk begins on the first floor of the Administration Building at 11:30 a.m. This year’s lunch-and-learn will provide you with a healthy lunch and work-out inspiration from Bobby Whisnand, fitness professional and personal trainer.

To participate, please register online at using the code LHDUTD. Registration begins Monday, January 13, 2014. The challenge runs through April 4.

Download our flyer (PDF) for more details.

Get Ready!

Get ready for a healthy and active 2014!

Get ready for a healthy and active 2014!


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April 9 2014:

Employee Assistance Program (PDF)

March 11 2014:

Healthy Eating (PDF)

February 18 2014:

Blood Pressure Medications (PDF)

February 12 2014:

Home Blood Pressure Monitors (PDF)

February 7 2014:

Heart Smart Health Fair (PDF)

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February 17 2014:

Be Mindful (PDF)

February 10 2014:

Chocolate and Health (PDF)

February 3 2014:

Sooth a Sore Throat (PDF)

January 27 2014:

Lift Your Mood (PDF)

January 21 2014:

Help Kids Form Healthy Habits (PDF)

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