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Your Lifestyle, Your Health

The University of Houston wants to be your partner in meeting and exceeding your wellness lifestyle goals. A number of programs and services to support employee health and wellness can be found throughout the campus. These include work/life support resources offered through the POWER UP Employee Wellness Program, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and an array of on- and off- campus Employee Perks!

Weight Watcher’s Beyond the Scale

beyond the scale

If not now, when? Join your colleagues for the next Beyond the Scale UH Weight Watchers at Work 17 week sessions!

Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at 12:15 PM in the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

Attend one of two FREE open houses (listed below) to learn more about the Fall17-Week series of Weight Watchers meetings at UH. Join or renew your membership during the special Deal Days window – 8/3 - 8/17, and receive a 15% discount off the cost of the program!

12:15 p.m., Thursday, August 10
12:15 p.m., Thursday, August 17

UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Rotunda Classroom
The Fall program will kick off Thursday, September 21 and includes Beyond The Scale materials, online digital tools and convenient half-hour weekly onsite meetings with the flexibility to attend local meetings as well.  The cost is $186. Payment may be made by credit/debit card, cash or three check split-payments of $62 each. (NOTE: Deal Days is a special limited time offer valid only until August 17th at 5PM.)

For more information regarding meetings and/or membership in Weight Watchers at UH, email


real appeal

Real Appeal, is a free online weight loss program, designed to help you lose weight over time. The program helps you develop healthy habits that can lead to long-lasting results. Real Appeal is available at no cost to eligible HealthSelectSM of Texas employees, spouses and dependents 18 and older (excludes Medicare primary participants) with a BMI of 23 or higher. Learn more

Farm to Work

Farm to Work

Order your weekly share of fresh vegetables and herbs to help improve health and wellness, as well as support the local economy. All the produce is fresh and locally grown, free of chemical pesticides, by Plant It Forward farms and delivered to campus each Friday. Visit the Farm to work website to order. For more information about the program, visit the Office of Sustainability website.

Lunch & Learn Wellbeing Series

This spring, bring your lunch and join us in the EDR Pavilion of the library, noon to 12:45 pm. for a variety of wellness Lunch and Learn workshops. These brown-bag lunch sessions typically occur twice a month. A schedule of dates and wellness topics can be found here.

Money Matters: Financial Wellness Series

Join us for this special series of financial wellness presentations designed to help you better manage your money and become familiar with different financial resources available to you.  

Retirement 101 Sessions

Gain a greater understanding of ORP and TRS retirement benefits, vesting and eligibility, as well as how to calculate TRS retirement benefits and much more. Retirement 101

Be Benefits Wise Sessions

Increase your knowledge of the benefits available to you as a UH employee including: Health, Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Short-and Long-term Disability and Long-term Care Insurance. Be Benefits Wise.

Fitness Release Time & Wellness Leave Policy

To apply for and learn more about the Fitness Release Time & Wellness Leave Policy click here.

Wellness Coaching

Did you know that your HealthSelect insurance includes free wellness coaching? Learn more

Health Resources You Can Use

For the following and other health tips you can use, visit:

Tobacco Cessation Program

For most people, quitting smoking or other tobacco products is difficult. Did you know that HealthSelect members have access to a no-cost tobacco cessation program? With the assistance of an online coach, you can develop a program tailored to your individual tobacco habits and needs.

To access this program, visit and log into your account, click Health & Wellness, then Your Personal Health Center on the right side of the screen.

For additional online resources and other local, state and national smoking cessation programs, click here.

Understanding Diabetes

Nearly 347 million people are affected by diabetes worldwide. In the United States alone, 29.1 million people have diabetes, 8.1 million don’t know they have the disease, and an estimated 86 million have pre-diabetes.

Visit the UHC HealthSelectSM of Texas’ Diabetes page on its website to learn more about the disease and how to manage your condition. Learn More

Nurse Advocate

Did you know that as a member of UHC HealthSelect, you have access to a registered nurse who can answer your questions and provide you with peronalized information that is right for you?  Simply say “speak with a nurse” when calling HealthSelect customer service at (866) 336-9371. Nurse Advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no additional cost to you

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the natural human ability to pay attention to your current experiences as they are happening. It involves intentionally remaining present with whatever is happening in the moment in a clear, open, and nonjudgmental way. Open to all faculty, staff and students, these drop-in sessions are free and occur weekly on Thursdays from moon to 1 p.m. throughout the spring semester. Learn more.