Activity Description Learn more Activity points Maximum
Flu shots*** Get your annual flu shot at a Healthy for Life event, through your health care provider or another means. Flu shot information 50 50 once per incentive
year (Cycle 1 OR Cycle 2)
Physical activities on or off campus***
Engage in a physical activity on or off-campus, including yoga, Zumba, body conditioning, tai chi or any other exercise. Other activities such as gardening, walking the dog, hiking and playing sports are also eligible for incentive points. Activities can be self-reported in the Wellness Portal.
Resources and discounts to support you Choose your own physical activity 10 100 per cycle
Weight Watchers*** Complete at least three months of a Weight Watchers program. Weight Watchers 100
100 once per incentive year (Cycle 1 OR Cycle 2)
Approved 8-12 week programs
There are many courses available through the Wellness Program and our partners, including MU Extension and the Office for Financial Success.
MU Extension classes 100 100 per cycle
Steps Use any pedometer and log your steps in the Wellness Portal. Youll earn a point per 5,000 steps you take, up to two points daily.
Wellness Portal 10 100 per cycle
Complete Real Appeal, an online weight-loss program available to adults with UM medical insurance who have a BMI of 23 or greater. Affiliated with UnitedHealthcare, the Universitys medical insurance administrator.
UHCs Real Appeal (exit UM System site) 100 100 once per incentive year (Cycle 1 OR Cycle 2)
Online workshops Complete an online workshop on any number of topics, such as diabetes management, pain management and more in the Wellness Portal.
Wellness Portal Vary 100 per cycle
In-person workshops and presentations
Attend a Healthy for Life-approved presentation. Attendance will be taken at these events and points earned will vary.
Invitations are made available via email and campus publications. Vary 100 per cycle
Wellness challenges Wellness challenges will be offered on each campus throughout the year. TBA 50 50 per cycle
Diversity and inclusion activities, on or off campus***
Increase your knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion by participating in opportunities on your campus and in your community. For each activity you complete, you can report it for 10 points.
Diversity and inclusion activities 10 50 per cycle
Community service, on or off campus***
Community service is a wonderful way to share your time and talents with others. For each activity you complete, you can report it for 10 points.
Community service activities 10 50 per cycle
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment to reduce stress. Engage in a mindfulness activity on or off-campus, like yoga, seated or standing meditation, meditative walking or any other form of meditation. Activities can be self-reported in the Wellness Portal.
Stress reduction resources 10 50 per cycle
Personal Health Assessment (PHA)
Complete a Personal Health Assessment in the Cerner Wellness Portal. The information from your PHA will be used to help you understand your current health and potential risks, and may also be used to offer you services through the wellness program. You also are encouraged to share your results or concerns with your own doctor.
Wellness Portal 25
25 once per incentive year
(Cycle 1 OR Cycle 2)
* Your Wellness Incentive earnings will be taxed and voluntary retirement contributions will be deducted, just like with other earnings. All may participate, but only some employees are able to earn the incentive; see http://umurl.us/incentive for eligibility details. ** Federal law requires the university provide an alternative for any employee who has a health condition or disability that makes it unreasonably difficult (or medically inadvisable) to attempt to meet a standard in a wellness program. If you think you might be unable to meet a program standard due to your health status or disability, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how this applies and the alternatives available to you. *** Indicates activities that must be self-reported at www.healthyforlife.umsystem.edu in order to receive the corresponding Wellness Incentive Points