Fitness activity trackers have been around for several years, but their popularity is not waning. Many employees continue to search for new ways to “get their steps in” during the day. The UF and UF Health Wellness Committee and GatorCare want to remind you about the Step it Up employee fitness initiative. It encourages faculty and staff to take the stairs, which reduces congestion in the elevators that our patients and families use, and promotes exercise.
In 2016, the pilot project launched in a stairwell located near the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium elevators. The Step it Up signage has now made its way to the 1329 Building, reminding employees to take the stairs.
You’ll find a Step it Up decal outside each stairwell door. Inside, each stair landing features a colorful sign with encouraging messages such as “Taking the stairs is a healthy decision!”
Many employees exercise outside work, but using the stairs is a great way to get fit in between meetings or during breaks. And, it’s air-conditioned!
Visit GatorCare.org/wellness to learn more about Step it Up and other wellness initiatives.