Rice University is excited to launch a new comprehensive wellness program and partnership with HealthFitness. Our vision for the program is that Rice University models a visibly healthy culture that promotes and facilitates well-being as an integral part of the institution's identity and value proposition.
Rice's mission is to foster a healthy and supportive environment and provide access to convenient and high quality programs and services, aimed to enable faculty, staff, and their families to pursue physical, social and emotional well-being to inspire people to participate.
Mark your calendar - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 11am to 1pm - Heart to Heart Expo! More information coming soon.
Online Challenge: Colorful Choices
Sign up for this 6 week challenge via the Rice University - Health Fitness WebPortal
Registration begins February 1st through February 21st and the challenge begins Monday, February 15, 2016.
Colorful Choices is a six-week online challenge that will guide you on the benefits of consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables. This challenge will provide nutritional education on fruits and vegetables and help you set goals to eat five servings each day!
Participate in this fun challenge and you will have an opportunity to win a fitness tracker!
Mind Your Health Seminars
Mark your calendar! Through out the year, the following educational topics will be presented by Rosie Gonzalez, Wellness Manager
Health Fitness will be on campus offering biometric screenings to all benefits eligible faculty and staff the following dates/times. You must make an appointment if you wish to participate in the screenings. Appointments can be made via the Rice University - Health Fitness WebPortal beginning early February.
Monday, March 21, 2015
7 am to 11am
Farnsworth Pavilion, RMC
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Farnsworth Pavilion, RMC
Thursday, March 24, 2016
7 am to 11 am
You will receive your results with in 3-5 minutes after your blood has been drawn via a finger stick. Certified health specialists are also available will go over your results in detail and provide health recommendations.
Set up an account through our new webportal - this is new to Rice and offers a digital hub that is personalized to you as well as interactive tools and resources! Here are some reasons why you should set-up your account:
When logging on for the first time, you must register and create a user ID and password. Make sure to use all of the leading zeros of your E number when registering with the portal. For example: E00012345 . When you return to the portal from any Rice computer, you will be able to login using your Rice NetID and password. When logging in from an non-Rice computer, you will use your created user ID and password.
Rice University - Health Fitness WebPortal
Rice will subsidize half of the cost of meetings for benefits-eligible faculty and staff for either the online Weight Watchers Program, or local community meetings (at this time, we no longer have enough participation to hold meetings on campus). The program is now on a month-to-month basis.
To enroll, visit http://wellness.weightwatchers.com and use the following employer ID and password under the "New Registration" box:
Once you log in, you will enter your information exactly as it is listed with Rice (specifically, your name, birth date and "Unique ID" which is your employee ID (for example, "E00001234").
For instructions on how to use the Weight Watchers portal, please call the Weight Watchers help desk at 1-866-204-2885 or at email@example.com
The cost of the program is $39.95 per month (or $19.97 per month with the 50% subsidy).
You may enter the program at any time (at a prorated cost) -- simply go to the portal above or one of the scheduled meetings for more information.
The goal for the Rice Wellness Program is a healthier, happier faculty and staff - we hope you enjoy the program and look forward to a healthier you!
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