A Healthier U

Four Weeks of Free Fitness Classes

To raise awareness about the upcoming Real Life Challenge, PEAK is offering 4 weeks of FREE fitness classes around the University. These classes are open to ALL University of Utah and University of Utah Health employees. Join us for as many free classes as you would like and grab a colleague to join you. Hope to see you there!

Register for classes here or feel free to just drop in.

The Real Life Challenge

The Real Life Challenge is a 6-week lifestyle journey, dedicated to improving your health, fitness, and overall well-being—one habit at a time.  This challenge is offered by Wellness and Integrative Health at University of Utah Health and is open to ALL University of Utah and University of Utah Health employees.

Each day for the duration of the 6-week Real Life Challenge, you’ll get points for completing each of the 5 Daily Habits.  You can earn up to 5 points a day.

You’ll keep score using our app, but the power of the Real Life Challenge is not in the points.  Rather, it’s in the results that come from the 5 Habits working together to improve your days, your relationships, and your overall well-being — an effect that is best understood through experience.

The 5 Daily Habits for points are based on:
  1. Movement
  2. Hydration
  3. Sleep
  4. Nutrition
  5. Gratitude
Dates to remember:
  • Challenge registration dates: Sept. 10-Sept. 23, 2018. Look for more information in the upcoming weeks.
  • Challenge dates: Sept. 24–Nov. 2, 2018

ER OR NOT: REALLY BAD STUBBED TOE
Stubbing a toe is painful. You might have stubbed your toe really hard, and might have even broken it. Should you go to the ER? Dr. Troy Madsen stops by to discuss whether you should go to the ER. He also discusses how to treat and care for a stubbed toe.

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LATE NIGHT SNACKS COULD INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF BREAST CANCER
A recent large-scale study is showing a connection between the eating habits of women and the chance of developing breast cancer. More surprisingly, eating junk food late at night may increase your risk. Women’s health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains what types of foods you should be eating—and when you should be eating them—to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

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