UNO’s Health Promotion Program, Mav-Rec Wellness, Earns Award
At a Live Healthy Nebraska workshop & program on December 11, 2012, UNO’s Mav-Rec Wellness Program was recognized for having 100 plus participants in the 2012 100-Day Challenge.
Collectively, UNO’s twenty (20) teams lost 318 lbs. and recorded 236,156 minutes of activity. More importantly, the institution had a total Body Mass Index (BMI) point reduction of 49.4.
For the purposes of figuring an impact of increased activity, many health and wellness programs turn to Dr. Dee Edington’s findings in his 2006 study Association of Healthcare Costs with Per Unit Body Mass Index Increase. This study is broadly recognized as the industry standard, and using a population of nearly 36,000 employees it showed that an individual’s body mass index (BMI) is highly correlated with medical and pharmaceutical claims costs. Even a slight decrease in an employee’s BMI of just one point is associated with a $202.30 decrease in medical and pharmaceutical claims costs over one year.
Therefore, UNO had a total savings of $9,993.62 ($202.30 x 49.4). The cost of the program was $10/participant or $1,100.00. So the Return on Investment (ROI) was $8,883.62.
UNO’s Mav-Rec Wellness will be participating in the next 100-Day Challenge, which runs from January 14 –April 5, 2013.
|NEW Group Ex Schedule now posted... click here.|
The Mav-Rec Wellness program offers members of the UNO Community the opportunity to exercise and play at their own leisure. You can choose from many FREE Group Ex classes, weight lifting and running in our new state-of-the-art fitness facility, open golf and archery, or one of our Instructional Programs such as yoga or dance. There is something for everybody!
|Campus Rec provides a flexible fitness program that is especially convenient for UNO students and faculty/staff who want a simple way to keep healthy on their own schedule.
The Weight Room and Cardio Machines are open to members all the time during business hours.
Group Ex offers group fitness classes that are fun, challenging and appropriate for all fitness levels. Included with your membership, you will be able to pick and choose from a variety of classes. Summer 2013 schedule is now posted. All classes will be held in the new multi-purpose rooms in the east addition.
Personal Training with a certified personal trainer at reasonable rates. Personal trainer profiles can be found here.
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Mav-Rec Wellness Contact Info:
David Daniels, Asst. Director for Fitness/Wellness and Instruciton Programs
The Fitness & Wellness offices are located within UNO Campus Recretaion in the Health, Physical Education and Recretaion (HPER) Building, Room 204.