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Rowdy New U Wellness Program begins March 31

(March 17, 2009)--UTSA faculty and staff members are invited to join a new free wellness program, Rowdy New U. The six-month pilot wellness program kick-off will be outside the Main Building on the 1604 Campus at noon, Tuesday, March 31 with a group walk to the west lawn of the Convocation Center. At the Convocation Center, President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick will introduce the new wellness program.

At the event, there will be registration tables and the Health and Kinesiology Mobile Health Lab to provide free baseline health screenings. Participants are invited to bring lunch; healthy snacks and water will be provided.

Rowdy New U is available to UTSA faculty and staff interested in increasing their activity level, changing nutritional habits and becoming more involved in healthy living. The first 225 to register will be included in the pilot program and will receive special incentives. To register, visit the Rowdy New U Web site. The program will provide tools to help reduce health risks and increase health awareness.

Sponsored by the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, special wellness activities and programs will be available at the Recreation Center and other venues for program members. The special programs and activities will include The Biggest Loser, group walks and runs, smoking cessation, healthy nutrition and demo kitchens, aerobics and dance, disease management and Lunch 'n Learn seminars, along with other activities associated with the Governor's Texas Round-Up health and fitness initiative.

For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at (210) 458-5250.

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