University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Step It Up! Walking Program

  • Earn 50 wellness points
  • Get started: Log in to Staywell Online and select Step It Up! If you are the spouse or dependent, you can sign into StayWell Online here.
  • Deadline: enroll by June 30, 2015, complete by August 31, 2015.

The Step It Up! program from StayWell Online is a fun way to increase your daily physical activity. The six-week program offers you a free pedometer and an online method to track your activity. The goal is to work toward logging 10,000 steps within a single day. You will need to track steps for at least one day each week for six weeks. In addition to walking, many forms of exercise—biking, swimming, gardening—can count!

As a UPlan member, when you complete the Step It Up! walking program no later than August 31, 2015, you will earn 50 wellness points

Be sure to sign up for Step It Up! by June 30, 2015. (See instructions below.)

Once you have completed the registration process for Step It Up!, please allow up to 10 business days to receive your pedometer.

Waiting for Your Pedometer to Arrive?

While you are waiting for your pedometer to arrive in the U.S. mailbox, track your steps, and the physical activity you do by using the conversion calculator that is built into the Step It Up! program. With the calculator you can convert many types of physical activity—for example: biking, gardening, or swimming—to steps.


Quick links

Need assistance?

  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email: 
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363