A Healthier U

Four Weeks of Free Fitness Classes

To raise awareness about the upcoming Real Life Challenge, PEAK is offering four weeks of FREE fitness classes and movement breaks around the university. These classes and breaks are open to ALL University of Utah and University of Utah Health employees. Join us for as many free classes and breaks 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.

FREE Fitness Classes

FREE Movement Breaks

The Real Life Challenge

The Real Life Challenge starting Monday, Sept. 24, and is a six-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.

An email was sent Monday, Sept. 10, to all U and U of U Health employees with instructions to join the Real Life Challenge. Look for the email in your inbox with login instructions and download links for the app in both the Apple Store and Google Play.

Each day for the duration of the six-week Real Life Challenge, you’ll get points for completing each of the five daily habits. You can earn up to five points a day and an opportunity to win a variety of prizes.

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 five habits working together to improve your days, your relationships, and your overall well-being—an effect that is best understood through experience.

The five Daily Habits for points are based on:
  1. Movement
  2. Hydration
  3. Sleep
  4. Nutrition
  5. Gratitude

Click HERE for more information about how to participate in the Real Life Challenge!

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: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure can be a reason for concern, but is it worth an expensive trip to the ER? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about when a trip to the ER for high blood pressure is needed, and how you can relax to reduce your blood pressure.

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HOME TREATMENTS FOR CROUP THAT WILL HELP YOUR CHILD’S BARKING COUGH

Has your child got a cough so bad that it almost sounds like a seal? Hearing a child with croup is concerning to any parent. Dr. Cindy Gellner breaks down the physiology of what is actually occurring. She suggests some at-home treatments and discusses how a pediatrician can help and when it is time to go to the ER.

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