Health, Fitness, & Wellness Challenges

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higi is a unique wellness platform that allows you to measure various biometrics and track your daily physical activity. The higi kiosk is a biometric testing station that allows you to track your blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and weight. Your numbers are automatically saved to your higi profile that can be seen online or on higi's smartphone app.  Users can monitor their health through a variety of options:  the higi kiosk, online via higi’s website, wearable devices and free smartphone fitness applications. Points are awarded for checking in at a higi health kiosk and for tracking your physical activity. There are currently three higi kiosks on campus; one in the Global Village Wellness Center, one in the SAU, and one in Grace Watson Hall. Improving your health can be simple, fun and rewarding. If you need some ideas on activities, nutrition, other wellness tips, check out the rest of the Better Me website or contact us at 475-2067 or BetterMe@rit.edu!

 

Resources

Need help?  Email ndavis@higi.com , or jcdpsn@rit.edu

#RITHealthieSelfie

 

Like “RIT Better Me Fitness Program" on social media! (see links below) Take a photo and upload it to your social media using the hashtag: #RITHealthieSelfie or email your photo to Larissa Bolalek: lakpsn@rit.edu. You must use the hashtag: #RITHealthieSelfie. Your social media must be public. Click Here for full rules.

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Wellness Wednesday Winners:

  • 8/2/17 - Linda A. & Janet B.
  • 8/9/17 - Christiana O. & Nilay S.
Healthy Sleep Challenge

 

Not getting enough sleep can have profound consequences on a daily and potentially long-term basis for your health and mental well-being.

We all have some sense of the relationship between sleep and our ability to function throughout the day. After all, everyone has experienced the fatigue, bad mood, or lack of focus that so often follow a night of poor sleep. What many people do not realize is that a lack of sleep—especially on a regular basis—is associated with long-term health consequences, including chronic medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, and that these conditions may lead to a shortened life expectancy. 

 

Click Here* to join the self guided Healthy Sleep Challenge

* - Self guided online challenges are hosted by RIT MyCourses. Login to your account and Self Register to participate 

Real Food Challenge

 

Dr. Ann G. Kulze in her book, “Eat Right for Life” explains the importance of eating whole foods. In today’s culture we are educated about various illnesses and current diseases and how they are mostly preventable or 100% reversible just by eating the right foods. “Eating the right foods will also maximize your body’s extraordinary potential for radiantly good health”, according to Kulze.

“Other than eating the right foods for preventing any medical issues there are other reasons as well such as lifting your spirits, invigorating your body, sharpening focus, boosting energy, and improving self-esteem.”

 

Click Here* to join the self guided Real Food Challenge

* - Self guided online challenges are hosted by RIT MyCourses. Login to your account and Self Register to participate 

Stress Management Challenge

 

Stress can hit you when you least expect it—before a test, after an accident, or during conflict in a relationship. While everyone experiences stress at times, a prolonged bout of it can affect your health and ability to cope with life. That’s why social support and self-care are important. They can help you see your problems in perspective…and the stressful feelings ease up.

 

Click Here* to join the self guided Stress Management Challenge

* - Self guided online challenges are hosted by RIT MyCourses. Login to your account and Self Register to participate