In Brief: Summer Programs Support Health, Wellness

#PittWellness Challenge on Instagram Ends July 1

Show us your #PittWellness before time runs out!

The #PittWellness Instagram challenge is open now until July 1. Share what wellness looks like to you and help the Office of Human Resources (OHR) promote the Wellness for Life program at Pitt.

How to participate:

  1. Pick up a wellness tip and temporary tattoo at the MyHealth@Work health and wellness center on campus (3708 Fifth Ave., Suite 505), in Craig Hall on the Pittsburgh campus or contact human resources so that they can send wellness tips directly to your department.
  2. Take a picture of your wellness-related activity along with your temporary tattoo.
  3. Upload it to Instagram and share it with OHR by using the hashtag #PittWellness.

You must be following @pitt_hr on Instagram for a chance to win a prize. Find rules, information and locations to pick up wellness tips on the OHR website.


Home Run for Health Fitness Challenge Now Open

The UPMC Home Run for Health challenge is now open through Monday, Aug. 13.

Log into your UPMC MyHealth account via to track your healthy activities. Every 10,000 steps logged in a week earns you a home run. Remember to set activity goals based on your own fitness objectives. Walk Pittsburgh has walking trails and maps of the city posted online so that you can track your steps while enjoying the beautiful weather.

Find information, frequently asked questions and other details on the OHR website.


Local and Fresh Food Programs

Stock up on fresh produce and support local farmers this summer by buying locally grown fruits, vegetables and other foods from the Farms to Pitt program. Orders are delivered to University faculty and staff at designated locations on the Pitt campus.

Additionally, there are Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and farmers markets within walking distance of the Pitt campus, and even more around Pittsburgh. Subscribe to your neighborhood’s CSA program for fresh, seasonal produce and support local farmers by visiting a farmers market near you this summer.


Improve Your Health, Earn Rewards

Take control of your health and complete your UPMC MyHealth questionnaire by Saturday, June 30. This questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to complete and will help you assess your overall health and wellness so that you can implement practical steps to improve your health.

The results of the questionnaire are completely confidential. Faculty and staff with UPMC health coverage can complete the questionnaire and earn a reward in their Health Incentive Account. Spouses and domestic partners are also eligible to complete the questionnaire and earn healthy lifestyle rewards. Learn more about the questionnaire and how to complete it on the Office of Human Resources' website.