UT Tyler Participating in Texas Round-Up
UT Tyler faculty and staff are participating in Gov. Rick Perry’s 3rd Annual Texas Round-Up Fitness Initiative.
The Texas Round-Up is a statewide program asking participants to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day five days a week, or 150 minutes a week, for six weeks.
The 30 minutes can be accumulated throughout the day or at one time. Activities include, but are not limited to, walking between campus buildings, taking stairs instead of elevators, walking while shopping, yard work and aerobic, cardio or strength work-outs.
UT Tyler is competing with other state agencies for the Governor’s Cup, which is awarded to the “fittest agency in Texas.”
Competition is based on the percentage of full-time employee participants, and the amount of time spent participating in physical activities.
Participants can login in at www.texasroundup.org and record their activity weekly.
University incentives include time to participate and Patriot Center access, prizes and special wellness programs.
A Texas Round-Up celebration will take place April 29 in Austin, which include activities such as a 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk, a family mile, a health and fitness festival, health expo and a post race celebration concert all on the Texas State Capitol grounds.
For more information, visit www.texasroundup.org, or contact the co-coordinators for UT Tyler’s Texas Round-Up, Bob Hepler, UT Tyler director of the recreational facilities, 903.565.5571 and Dr. Jim Schwane, UT Tyler chair and professor of health and kinesiology, 903.566.7306.