Move More IU Challenge
3-week online challenge
March 1-19, 2021
A free program open to all IU employees and their spouses, IU students, and community members
Challenge yourself to add more movement throughout your day!
Being physically active during the day helps our minds and bodies feel great! And a little bit (even just a couple minutes here and there throughout the day) really goes a long way.
Sign up for Move More IU to:
- Receive e-mails with daily movement tips, exercises to try, and encouragement
- Experiment with adding short (1-15 minute) bouts of physical activity throughout the day
- Log and track active minutes achieved or number of times moved
Campus Participation Challenge
A "challenge within a challenge"? YES!
As part of the Move More IU Challenge, Healthy IU and each Campus Leader are holding a FRIENDLY competition to see which campus can get the most employee participation! The campus with the most employees to sign up and participate will win a trophy and bragging rights for a whole year.
Encourage your coworkers to join the challenge with you!
Who: Full-time IU employees and spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan are eligible
What: $10 Amazon e-Gift Card (which will arrive via e-mail)
How: Eligible participants who fill out their tracker for the 3 weeks of the challenge and then complete the evaluation survey by March 26 can choose whether or not they would like the incentive.
When: Participate in the challenge March 1-19, then make sure to complete the evaluation survey by March 26. Please allow a couple of weeks for Healthy IU to process your employee information and e-mail the e-gift card.
Tax details: For some incentive programs, such as this challenge, the IRS requires the cost of the incentive to be reported as taxable income by the employer. Employees who choose to receive the challenge incentive will be taxed on their W-2 for the value of the $10 Amazon e-gift card. The taxable benefit for any spouse who chooses to receive the $10 Amazon e-gift card will also be reported on the employee’s W-2.
Ideas for use: Consider using the e-gift card toward something for your wellness. Remember the 8 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, financial, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, environmental. Some ideas include:
- Reusable water bottle
- Journal or goal-setting planner
- Tools for your garden
- Comfy shoes or socks
- Exercise band
- A book on a topic you're interested in (mindfulness, racial justice, healthy cooking, etc)
- Home first aid kit
Warm Up Weeks
Healthy IU "Warm Up Weeks" are the perfect way to gear up for the Move More IU Challenge! Learn practical ways to add more movement to your days with daily movement tips and ideas to try.
Learn more or sign up here! (Each week is optional — you do not have to sign up for all three.)
- Week 1: Movement Right at Your Desk/Workstation! February 8-12, 2021
- Week 2: Choose to Move! Everything Counts! February 15-19, 2021
- Week 3: Activity Breaks that Fuel Your Mind and Body! February 22-26, 2021
Set a movement goal! Use the Move Your Way Activity Planner.
Get inspired! Check out fun movement ideas from the Physical Activity Breaks for the Workplace Resource Guide.
Take a deeper dive! Check out Healthy IU's jam-packed Physical Activity Research and Resources page!
Download the Move More IU FAQs here.