University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Step It Up! Walking Program

Brief Overview

  • Earn 50 points: Wear a pedometer and walk and/or exercise weekly for six weeks.
  • Get started: Log in to Staywell Online and select Step It Up!®
  • Deadline to enroll: June 30, 2014
  • Deadline to complete: August 31, 2014

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 Medical Program member, when you complete the Step It Up! walking program no later than August 31, 2014, you (and your spouse/same-sex domestic partner if also covered by the UPlan) can accumulate 50 points for your Wellness Points Bank.

Be sure to sign up for Step It Up! by June 30, 2014. (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.

Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Enroll in Step It Up!

  • Go to StayWell Online, the website that hosts your Wellness Points Bank and wellness assessment results.
  • On the home page, click on the "Go to Campaign" link which is found in the Campaigns box, on the lower left corner of the page.
  • You will be directed to the Step It Up! enrollment page to sign up.
  • Once you have registered, you will receive a free pedometer. Again, don't wait to get moving. Start today to track the minutes of physical activity you do until your pedometer arrives in the U.S. mail.

Use the step conversion calculator that is built into the online program to convert activities such as biking, gardening, or swimming, to steps.

50 point Wellness Bank Coin

 Earn points for lower Premiums in 2015

Deadline: August 31, 2014
Track physical activity for six  weeks (50 points)

Need assistance?

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

Wellness Points Bank At-a-Glance

  • Check out the many activity options available on the Wellness Points Bank chart (pdf)
  • Find out more information in the Wellness Points Bank overview (pdf)