On May 2, 2016, the biggest wellness challenge in university history begins – The Rivals Challenge.
From May 2 – June 26, The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan are going toe-to-toe in a battle of the fittest.
This Your Plan for Health (YP4H) challenge encourages faculty, staff and their benefits-enrolled spouses and same-sex domestic partners to increase their moderate physical activity and reach the recommended goal of 150 minutes per week. The university with the highest average daily minutes per participant will be declared this year’s champion.
“We have partnered with the University of Michigan to foster ‘healthy competition’ between participants from each university,” said Nancy Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Health and Wellness and Child Care. “Ohio State is committed to being a healthy workplace. This challenge is an exciting way to encourage faculty and staff to get active and, of course, beat ‘That School Up North!’”
In this challenge, every minute counts. Register today, track your moderate physical activity minutes, earn YP4H points and help Ohio State beat Michigan.
Faculty and staff can explore new ways to get active through the many free YP4H health and wellness events across all campuses.
In addition to the competition between the two universities, Ohio State participants are encouraged to form college/unit teams of 2-20 to compete internally. Prizes will be awarded to individuals, teams and top colleges and units.
Share your photos by using #RivalsGoBucks on Twitter or Instagram, posting them to the YP4H Facebook page or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win YP4H points and be featured in the weekly challenge email.
Learn more at TheRivalsChallenge.org.