Step It Up

Step It Up

Our annual Step It Up Challenge is back to help you prioritize your wellbeing during this fall and holiday season. The challenge is completely virtual so whether you are in office or working from home, you can participate. Now’s the time to refocus on your wellness goals and finish the year strong with your UCSF community. We are also having a recruitment challenge below for a chance to win a free white noise machine.

Challenge: Monday, November 15, 2021 through Friday, December 17, 2021
Registration Period: Starts Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Click Here to Register for Step It Up 2021

Join as an Individual Participant or get your colleagues together and be part of a Team! Pick what works for you and prioritize your health and wellbeing in a fun way this holiday season. Perhaps your department will earn bragging rites for the most steps or you’ll be a winner of the weekly gift card drawings.

What is the Step It Up Challenge?
Step It Up is an annual 5-week online wellness challenge that encourages the UCSF community to increase their physical wellness through walking and other physical activity. This year we are also including a sleep and gratitude component. The more you do, the more points you get.

Participants who meet the weekly and overall challenge goals will be entered in prize drawings for Amazon.com gift cards and there’s more chances to win this year! 20 winners will be randomly selected every week! You get points from logging steps, physical activity, consistent sleep schedules, and giving gratitude.

You can Step It Up anywhere and everywhere! The Step It Up Challenge is a virtual challenge so you can take part whether you are coming into the office or working from home.

Who Can Participate? UCSF Staff, Faculty, Students, and Trainees are all able to participate

How Do I Join?
Sign up here: StepItUp.ucsf.edu
Select if you will join as an Individual or as Part of a Team
Only 10 people max per team. If you have a department with more than 10 people you can create additional teams so everyone can join.
Start tracking your physical activity and logging your stats!

Want to link your Fitness Tracker?
If you have a Fitbit or Apple Watch you can link it directly to the challenge site to help automate your tracking. Learn how here.



Pre-Challenge Recruitment Drawing – Free White Noise Machine

Let’s make sure as many people know about and participate in our UCSF Step It Up Challenge as possible to help our community prioritize our physical activity and wellbeing. Last year we had over 1200 people participate in our challenge and this year we’d love to see more!

All people who participate in our recruitment challenge will be entered to win a drawing for a free White Noise Machine. Our Step It Up challenge includes a focus on sleep and a white noise machine can help improve quality of sleep. We will select 20 winners so recruit your colleagues today!

Three ways to enter the recruitment challenge:
Email at least 5 colleagues inviting them to participate in the challenge.
• Post a flyer in your break room
• Make an announcement about the challenge in a department meeting or newsletter

Did your part recruiting your colleagues? Click this Qualtrics link to submit your entry for the Recruitment Challenge

Questions? Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Hope to see you Stepping it Up with us this year!
UCSF Wellness and Community