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Be active

Physical activity and movement is encouraged and supported during the workday. Being active is a priority of the UM System Culture of Health.

See our easy action steps for being active, which can add up to big results. Find activities that suit your workday.

The Million Step Pedometer Program simple walking program designed to get faculty, staff, and their families up and moving. Go at your own pace--no time limit applies. You are a success if you take more steps today than you did yesterday. For each million steps you walk, earn great prizes--including a rebate for a Fitbit purchased from a university bookstore.

The Ride to Wellness Odometer Program is a simple biking program designed to get faculty, staff, and their family up and moving. Go at your own pace--no time limit applies. For each 500 miles you ride, you can earn great prizes--including a rebate for an odometer purchased from a university bookstore.

Current walking challenges, as well as tools for organizing a grassroots walking challenge for your office, department, or university. With support from the Healthy for Life team, you can motivate your colleagues to get moving!

Find an abundance of discounts and resources in your city that can help you be active.

Low-cost and free classes are offered in each UM city to help you be active:. View the calendar of events.

Learn how to be a leader of a physical activity class. The Healthy for Life team is fortunate to have many employees volunteer their time to serve as an instructor of a yoga, Pilates, strength training, or other physical activity class. We'd love to have you join our ranks.

Reviewed March 07, 2017.