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Online Physical Activity Tracker Closes on May 20th!


The 5-Week Online Physical Activity Tracker incentive ran between April 3, 2016 and May 7, 2016. If you have not already done so, please log on to the online tracking application using your UnitedHealthcare subscriber number and your first and last initials (lowercase, no space).  Use the online application by Friday, May 20th to enter your physical activity statistics for each week of the event, take the exit survey and obtain your completion certificate.  You must obtain your completion certificate in order to earn the $50 co-share credit.  Paper trackers will not be accepted as proof of completion of the activity – please do not fax/email them to the Office of Employee Benefits or UnitedHealthcare.

LINK TO ONLINE TRACKER APPLICATION

 



"May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month"

High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know that they have it. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 1 in 3 adults over the age of 20 have high blood pressure.

According to the Center for Disease Control Prevention, by living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range and lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. A healthy lifestyle includes:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting enough physical activity
  • Not smoking
  • Limiting alcohol use

To estimate how lifestyle changes may lower blood pressure and health risks, click here: http://www.heart.org/beatyourrisk/en_US/hbpRiskCalc.html?hasSet=true for the AHA’s High Blood Pressure Health Risk Calculator.