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Just Move - Fitness Forecast

Just Move is a physical activity campaign created for UConn Health employees, students and volunteers. The campaign was developed in partnership with the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center and Know Better Place.

Walk, swim, cycle, jog, or dance...it doesn't matter what you do, just move! Any number of physical activities can help your heart. Whether it's a structured exercise program or part of your daily routine, all exercise adds up to a healthier you.

Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement 2014 Award

The American Heart Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority UConn Health was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life initiative For more information on the Fit-Friendly Worksites initiative, visit the American Heart Association.

Spring into Action

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It's that time of year when everyone wants to recommit to getting fit. Let Just Move help to get you started.

A great way to spring back into fitness is to spend more time outside being active. The days are not only getting longer, but they are finally getting warmer.

If you are just starting out, take a walk. As you become stronger and build endurance, you can increase your distance or even pick up the pace and jog!

Another great spring activity is biking. Try biking into work. UConn Health has bike racks around the campus as well as showers if you need to freshen up. You can also commit to take the National Bike Challenge.

If you are already used to exercising, try something new. Join a running club, or try out a new fitness class. Switching up your exercise routine keeps your body challenged which allows you to burn more calories and loose more weight. This also prevents your from becoming board with your routine.

Remember to drink your eight cups of water a day. Water regulates your body temperature, lubricates joints and helps transport nutrients for energy and health. Just because you feel less thirsty in the cool of winter, doesn't mean you don't need to hydrate.

Plan social activities around fitness. There are many spring and summer activates that you can do while engaging in conversation.

Team up. You can work together to reach your fitness goals.

Pump up your play list. Any workout is better with the right music. Try some of your favorite motivational hits.

Don't forget to stretch. Stretching will help you to maintain flexibility and avoid injury. It's important to stretch before and after a workout.

And most importantly, workout safely.

In order to track your progress and assure that you reach your goals, be sure to log your workouts. Use a notebook, the Just Move activity log, or an app on your phone.

Tips for Staying Hydrated this Winter

  • Drink 16 oz. of water the moment you wake up

  • Always carry a water bottle with you

  • Drink 8 oz. of water every hour until you go to bed

  • Download an app that will remind you do drink up and keep track of your daily water consumption

  • Limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption

  • Eat snacks that carry lots of water such as cucumbers and red peppers

  • Incorporate tea and or clear soups into your diet

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal!" - Henry Ford
 
Just Move
walking wednesdaysWalking Wednesdays

Looking for someone to walk with at lunch time? Join Brad Biskup, Wednesdays at noon. Walkers will meet in the Academic Lobby.

bike to workBike to Work

The first Bike to Work event of the 2014 season will take place on Friday, May 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. A table will be set up near the Police Department entrance. Bike to work and stop by for some tasty treats!

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The Lifestyle Medicine Program at UConn Health offers patients an alternative to the typical weight loss programs or fad diets.

 Activity Bursts Everywhere

ABE for Fitness. Physical activity engineered to fit your life!

 Become a Just Move Ambassador
Just Move is looking for volunteers to become ambassadors.

Stay on Track. Log Your Monthly Totals.

Register Here

Submit Your Just Move Log Totals Here
When you submit your monthly fitness activity online by the last day of each month you become eligible to participate in a monthly drawing

Get Your Spring/Summer Just Move Log Here

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