Now that the weather is warmer, it’s a great time for you to take steps toward better health. Get started by joining UPMC’s Homerun for Health Challenge, which begins May 17. The baseball-themed campaign runs for 9 weeks, or 9 innings. Click here to register by May 24.

For every day you log 10,000-steps on the My Activity Tracker in the UPMC MyHealth Online portal, you earn a home run.

All Activities Count. If you walk, run, swim, lift weights, ride a bike, or enjoy another form of exercise, enter your workouts on the My Activity Tracker and they will be converted to an equivalent number of steps. When you sync your activity tracker (Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.) your steps will be recorded automatically.

Achieve 30 home runs during the campaign and you’ll receive 50 Thrive for Wellness points. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded to Vincentian employees who earn the most home runs or take the most steps during the challenge.

Get in the Game
During the challenge, you’ll have access to resources that can help you stay motivated and on track:

  • Receive weekly emails and reminders to visit the Home Run for Health webpage where you can read tips and track where you stand in the challenge.
  • If you want quick tips through text messages, opt in when you register.

Get Support and Earn Extra Points

  • Sync your activity tracker in My Activity Tracker on MyHealth OnLine. Stay motivated and accountable by setting weekly goals and recording your activity. Earn 15 points each month with a maximum of 105 points.
  • Call a health coach to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Health coaches can be reached at 1-800-807-0751 (TTY: 711).

Remember: If you complete the Thrive Wellness requirements by October 31, you can lower your out-of-pocket medical expenses in 2022. Click here to read the requirements and all of the ways you can earn points.