H2-Whoa! Over 1,400 IU employees and spouses registered for the Healthy IU Hydration Challenge.
In the Move More IU challenge, participants achieved over 900,000 total active minutes.
And we’re not done yet!
Words of Wisdom from Past Participants
Here’s a slice of what IU employees have learned from Healthy IU programs:
“Maintaining good metabolic heath is important not only for improving current health status but also for slowing progression of many other health issues.” — Book Club - "Outlive" participant
“Became much more literate on menopause, and all of the many aspects of my health that are impacted by it.” — Ask the Expert: Menopause Q&A participant
“This was a pleasant change of pace in my day and an excellent message about quieting the inner critic. I thought it was a great session that left me feeling more energized to tackle my day” — Cultivating Connections - Exploring Improvisation for Work & Life participant
Learn about the progress of ongoing Healthy IU initiatives below.
The IU Gratitude Challenge was a 6-week challenge to help participants develop long-term habits of gratitude. Participants practice gratitude journaling and select various gratitude activities each week.
Sleep affects just about every aspect of your life. Sleep Great IU! is a 4-week online challenge. During the challenge, participants work on 8 habits that promote better sleep. Participants use a Personal Online Tracker once a week to record which habits they successfully complete for most of the week.
Back to Our Roots is a 3-week challenge to add a wide variety of plant-based foods to your meals and snacks. The goal is for participants to explore new plant-based foods and enjoy more of their old favorites.
Being physically active during the day helps our minds and bodies feel great! Move More IU is a 4-week challenge to promote adding short (1-15 minute) bouts of physical activity throughout the day. Daily movement tips, exercises to try, and encouragement are provided. Participants track active minutes or number of times moved.
The Creative Self-Care Challenge is an online, university-wide challenge that encourages creative experiences in art, music, and writing as tools to promote self-care and mental/emotional well-being. Participants choose one or more of the 14 creative experiences.
Healthy IU partners with the Fairbanks School of Public Health and UITS, Institutional Survey Support to administer the Healthy IU Well-being and Work+Life Survey to employees at IU. The survey helps understand current employee needs and guides Healthy IU's plan of work and future programming.
Did you know? More than half of your body is WATER! The purpose of the Healthy IU Hydration Challenge is to learn about and practice healthy hydration habits! During the 30-day challenge, participants receive weekly emails with hydration tips and track their water intake.
The Money Mindset: Financial Wellness Challenge is a 3-week online challenge aimed at addressing the financial wellbeing of IU employees and their spouses. This challenge helps participants learn more about their current spending habits, financial values, and goals for the future.
This 4-week online practice helps participants to tap into their powerful skills of gratitude, purpose, effective communication and self-compassion. Each week, participants are introduced to a research-based practice that helps deepen these skills and well-being.