Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Employees, spouses can win $500 by participating in healthy programs

Getting and staying on a healthier track can be a challenge in the fall. To help, MHealthy is offering extra motivation in the form of its November Grand Prize Drawing.


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View a complete list of eligible activities, and learn how to earn your entry into the drawing.

Six people who participate in one or more eligible health and well-being activities between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 will be randomly selected to receive a $500 American Express gift card.

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their U-M health plan-enrolled spouses and other qualified adults (OQAs) are eligible for the MHealthy Grand Prize Drawing. The more activities someone participates in, the more entries they will get into the drawing.

"We want to continue the momentum created by MHealthy Rewards and Active U and remind people to make their health a priority even with school back in session, cooler temperatures outside and the on-going demands of work and home," says LaVaughn Palma-Davis, senior director of Health and Well-Being Services. "Also, if you've been putting off joining a program, the opportunity to win $500 might just be that extra motivation to go ahead and sign up."

More than a dozen MHealthy programs qualify for the drawing, including:

• Active U Autumn 2013 (registration opens Sept. 10).

• Weight Watchers @Work.

• Nutrition Consultations.

• Personalized Exercise Sessions.

• Stress management classes and webinars.

• MHealthy exercise and relaxation classes.

• Flint Rec Center fitness classes.

• Chef demonstrations.

• MHealthy Cooking Classes.

• Tobacco treatment programs.

• Alcohol management programs.