You are making real changes to your lifestyle. Healthy eating and regular physical activity are part of your routine. Now you can focus more energy on remaining focused and making your habits a lifestyle.
Track your Progress
Deal with unexpected setbacks
Make your future a healthy one. Remember that eating healthy, getting regular physical activity, and other healthy habits are lifelong behaviors, not one-time events. Always keep an eye on your efforts and seek ways to deal with the planned and unplanned changes in life.
Source: Adapted from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The information contained herein is provided for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. You should consult your physician or health care provider before taking any new medication or supplement, undertaking any exercise program or diet regiment, or adhering to any of the health and wellness information or recommendations contained herein.
Whether you are accessing your RiseUp account online or from a mobile device, keeping track of your Wellness Program and your progress is easier than ever!
If you have already registered for the RiseUp Portal prior to January 1, 2018 there is no need to register again. Your username and password on file will open the door to this helpful tool designed to assist you in improving, maintaining, or learning more about your health.
Not to worry if you have yet to register. The easy-to-follow instructions will have you moving along into the portal in no time and if you encounter any difficulties, the Provant Help Team is ready to guide you and address any questions or concerns.
Here’s what you can look forward to in 2018:
Quick and convenient review and tracking of your progress toward meeting your Level 1 and Level 2 incentives
Wellness Workshops that are more accessible than ever and focused upon the topics you’ve told us you are most interested in learning more about including stress management, nutrition, weight management and specific conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
Take advantage of a direct connection to a registered dietitian or exercise trainer and receive personal answers to your good questions
Useful logging and tracking for your food, physical activity, mood, water, biometric measures and more so you can see how your health may be changing and improving over time
Download apps for Apple and Android phones for your portal on the go and don’t forget, you can connect your wearable fitness device to the RiseUP Portal for seamless integration.
Questions about your RiseUp Portal powered by Provant?
Contact the Help Team!
We know from your great feedback that it’s important to have reference information at hand in order to fully realize all of the advantages and opportunities of the University of Maine System
That’s why your 2018 Wellness Guide has undergone a significant re-design for the upcoming year.
It all begins with a “clickable” Table of Contents to place you in the “express lane” for finding particular content such as TrestleTree Health Coaching, the all new refreshed RiseUp Portal powered by Provant, and Level 1 and Level 2 incentive requirements and deadlines.
Need updated contact information to help answer a question or move ahead with a great idea for either a Community or Multi-Session activity? Move your cursor to the appropriate page number and you are on your way.
Need information about the program, but not finding it under those headings? The all new and improved FAQ section has a newly organized library of information detailing everything from how your Wellness activities are tracked and when they are credited to how to schedule appointments for a Health Coaching session.
You’ll want to bookmark the Wellness Guide PDF and keep it handy to boost our efforts during your Year of Fitness in 2018!
How to Handle Holiday Hurdles
The holiday season should be a time to relax and recharge. But stress can take over, especially when you’re short on time, money, or patience. Don’t let the high-obligation, high-cost, and high-pressure demands of the season get you down. Here are ways to overcome these holiday hurdles.
Hurdle #1: Many Obligations
Do you make time for everyone but yourself? If so, you’re on the fast track for overdoing it this holiday season. You may end up feeling completely drained and unfulfilled.
What you can do. Prioritize events and tasks that are most important to you. Learn to say “no” sometimes and take a break for you.
Hurdle #2: High Costs
Do you worry about holiday bills? The cost of expensive gifts, dining out and parties adds up fast. All this overspending can lead to feelings of guilt or stress.
What you can do. Set limits on your holiday spending and find ways to cut costs. Give meaningful gifts that emphasize doing something together. Looking for free entertainment? Take your loved on a walk or drive to look at holiday decorations.
Hurdle #3: High Pressure
Do you have high expectations for holiday gatherings? That could be a recipe for disaster, as holiday celebrations may not turn out as you had hoped. And there may be some family drama and tense moments.
What you can do. Manage expectations and move on quickly when things don’t go as planned. You might try a potluck-style dinner instead of having one person cook a big meal.
Hurdle #4: Staying Healthy
Do you tend to get sick – and feel tired – during the holidays? There’s always a chance that you or your family members may fall ill during the holidays.
What you can do. Wash hands frequently to banish germs, and try to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Help keep your immune system strong by getting regular exercise and being mindful about the foods you eat.
This is intended to be general health information and not medical advice or services. Always consult with your doctor for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing and health care recommendations.