Flu Season is Coming- Be Sure to Get your Flu SHOT!

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Flu vaccines are covered at 100% at in-network pharmacies that offer flu shots. Click the link below for your Health Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield                               Scott and White

Blue Cross Blue Shield has provided some additional information and resources HERE for getting your flu shot.  Check it out and don’t miss out on getting yours this year!

To learn more about flu shots in general or read up on facts and myths, please review information on the Centers for Disease Control’s website HERE.  You are also encouraged to consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your personal health.

Virtual Exercise Classes and Additional Wellness Resources

We recognize that exercise, self-care, and connecting with others are extremely important during this time.  Human Resources has compiled a variety of online resources to assist you and your family.

Click HERE for a running list of Webinars and Online Resources that  may be helpful during this time.  Check back  regularly,  as  more resources will be  added and information will  be updated  regularly  including new  webinars, dates, times and registration information.

Online Exercise Classes- Exercise has been proven to improve your health and reduce the risk of illness.  We are offering a modified schedule of virtual exercise classes open to ALL ACC employees via Google Meet.  These are live online classes hosted by some of our esteemed exercise instructors.   You don’t need to pre-register to attend. Just click on the class you’d like to attend during the scheduled time and join us for some fun and fitness.  Feel free to try any of the available classes and even include your family in the fun if you’d like!

Check out the Fall schedule of Virtual Exercise Classes below and join us for a class! 

Click HERE to view/access these online classes.   Click HERE to add the shared Wellness Calendar to your Google Calendar.  Click Here for Class Descriptions

Need a little extra motivation…download the Virtual Fitness Prize Pass HERE for a chance to earn wellness prizes just for attending these online exercise classes!

We hope to see you in a class soon, but if you don’t have time for a full class or can’t make it during the scheduled times, we’ve included some links below to work exercise and stretching into your daily routine.  Perhaps you can do these during your 15-minute breaks each day!

Also….Did you know that Mindfulness has not only been proven to help people manage stress, but can also help to improve productivity, reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, decrease anxiety and depression, and improve immune function.  Why not give it a try?  Click HERE for some resources on Mindfulness including links to guided meditation and breathing activities.  There are also several apps you can download with free daily practices.

Exercise Stars 2020–The Results are IN!

This year marked the 5th offering of the “Become an ACC Exercise Star” Challenge coordinated by the ACC Employee Wellness Program to promote increased activity among our employees.  587 ACC faculty and staff participated this spring, which was a 67% increase from last year, and the most participants in the history of the challenge.  256 of these participants were new to the challenge.  The Challenge ran from February 3 through April 12, 2020, with half of the challenge spanning through the COVID-19 pandemic.  340 employees completed the challenge and met their goal, for a completion rate of 58%.

Together, employees logged a whopping 1,069,911 total minutes of exercise which equals 743 days of continuous exercise.   That’s over 2 years of exercise!  

ACC President, Dr. Richard Rhodes, congratulated and presented awards for the Top Individual Stars and Most Active Campuses via a livestream virtual awards celebration on Friday, May 8, 2020.  Click HERE to check out the video from this livestream event!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s challenge and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021.     

Overall top “stars” for the ten-week challenge were:

Click HERE to view the TOP Campus Finishers

Most Active Campuses

Top 25 Overall Finishers

For more information about this event, contact Mauri Winters in the HR Benefits office at 512-223-7577.

Exercise Stars is Back!

Could you use a little extra motivation to get back on track with your exercise goals? Well….Get Ready because…..   Exercise Stars is BACK!!!

Become An ACC Exercise Star –   February 3 – April 12, 2020

Registration is currently CLOSED for this year, but you can view the CURRENT STANDINGS HERE!

That’s Right!!  It’s time to GET MOVING again with this annual exercise incentive program and friendly campus competition that STARTS NEXT WEEK!!  This challenge is designed for ALL LEVELS to encourage you to increase your activity level over the next couple of months.  Just 15 minutes a day can really make a difference on your health (and even earn you a prize)!!

Participation is Easy…Just:
  • Set your exercise/activity goal & sign up for your fitness level
  • Start exercising and be sure to log your minutes each week on your campus spreadsheet
  • Be part of your campus’s Exercise Stars team… your exercise minutes contribute to your campus’s total to help win ‘The Most Active Campus’ competition
  • Receive tip sheets and motivating messages throughout the program
  • Watch your minutes add up and your fitness improve
  • Make friends and enjoy exercising with your peers
Be on the lookout for fun new BONUS POINT Opportunities!  Yes…you can earn bonus minutes just by participating in additional wellness opportunities throughout this friendly competition.

We even have a New Incentive this Year- Earn an ACC Wellness Program Gym/Duffel Bag to keep you “ready on the go” when you reach your goal.

Be prepared to CELEBRATE District-Wide at Wellness-Fest 2020 with awards for top finishers and Star Campuses!  Save the Date!!  April 24th 11am-3pm  at the Eastview Campus…we’ll have the awards presentation, campus challenges, healthy vendors, exercise exhibitions, food and prizes!!  Make sure you plan to attend!

Click HERE for More details and specifics regarding the challenge!

If you have any questions, contact Mauri Winters at mmiculek@austinccedu or 512-223-7577.