Create your own success and earn points toward prizes with liveWELL Points and the liveWELL Store.
Earn liveWELL Points in a number of ways including monthly points, special program participation, and Bonus Points.
After earning points, you can spend them at the liveWELL Store. Sign up to receive emails about point opportunities in "My Reports and Settings" once you've logged into My liveWELL Portal on Employee Self Service.
Earn liveWELL points for a number of activities. Each month, select the healthy behaviors you practiced on a regular basis and earn five points for each healthy behavior checked. Maximum accrual for liveWELL monthly points is 50 per month. Monthly points can be earned in the following areas:
- Cardiovascular activities
- Strength training
- Stress management
- Other wellness area
Badges are another fun way to recognize your accomplishments. Badges highlight cumulative months of activity, total point accumulation, and prize orders within the portal.
Active Months Badges
These badges highlight total months of point submissions. Activity does not have to occur in consecutive months to earn these badges.
These badges highlight accumulation of points through participation in monthly points or bonus points.
This badge highlights purchases from the Wellness Store.
Below are examples of prizes you can purchase with liveWELL Points. Prizes range from 100-1,000 points, so you can save them or spend them.
$10.00 Gift Card to the University Book Store. You can use your gift card towards any purchases at the book store. Visit the University Book Store to view available items.
$10.00 Coupon to the UI Children's Hospital Safety Store. You can use your coupon towards any purchases at the Safety Store. Visit the UI Children's Hospital Safety Store to view available items.
Frequently Asked Questions About liveWELL Points
liveWELL Points are an online program and in order to submit your points, you must have access to a computer.
liveWELL Points and the Wellness Store are funded by University Human Resources and University of Iowa Staff Council.
At this time, liveWELL programs are only open to faculty and staff.
At this time, liveWELL programs are open to current faculty and staff only.
You can choose from a variety of prizes for each point level, including prizes from UI Wellness, the University Book Store, Tropical Smoothie, the Safety Store, and Recreational Services. Examples of prizes include but are not limited to:
- Iowa decals
- One day membership pass to Recreational Services
- Iowa t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts
- Resistance band with handles
- Bike helmet
When your prize is ready, you'll receive an email that it's ready for pick up. Print that email and retrieve your prize. Depending on the vendor of the prize, you will pick it up at the location you selected when purchasing your prize.
Pick-up locations include:
Once you are logged into My liveWELL Portal in Employee Self Service, your liveWELL points will automatically reflect any monthly and bonus points you've entered. To purchase a prize, click the "liveWELL Store" link and choose the prize you'd like. If you have enough points, select "Purchase." You will receive an email confirming your prize order.
You can only submit once a month. You are able to submit points from the first of the current month to the tenth of the subsequent month through My liveWELL Portal in Employee Self Service. Once the deadline has passed, you are unable to submit points for that month. UI Wellness will not submit delinquent points.
Earn bonus points throughout the year by participating in liveWELL events and/or activities. As they complete activities, participants earn points by either submitting that they completed the task or entering the bonus code provided for that activity. Bonus points range in value and frequency. Stay tuned for point opportunities on My Health and Wellness. You can submit a bonus code on the homepage of My liveWELL Portal or on the My liveWELL Points page.
To earn monthly points, select the liveWELL Points navigation tab and select the healthy behaviors you successfully completed for the respective month. Each healthy behavior earns you five points for that month. You can submit monthly points from the first of the month to the 10th of the following month. Example behaviors include but are not limited to:
Four and a half cups of fruits and vegetables per day. A cup is equal to one cup 100% fruit or vegetable juice, one cup cooked vegetables, two cups raw leafy vegetables, one piece of fruit, or half cup dried fruit [5 pts]
Stretching activities on most days of the week for at least 10 minutes [5 pts]
150 minutes of a mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity, such as 90 minutes of moderate activity and 30 minutes of vigorous activity each week. 1 minute of vigorous activity equals about 2 minutes of moderate activity [5 pts]
SLEEP: I slept seven to eight hours most nights. [5 pts]
You can earn 50 points on a monthly basis. Additional points are available via special programming and bonus points throughout the year. Prizes start at 200 points and range through 3,000 points. On average a participant will earn 800 points a year.
If you work off-campus, arrangements can be made to campus mail your prize to you. If your prize is campus mailed to you, you assume liability for the prize. On the rare occasion the prize does not reach the participant, a replacement prize will not be issued. To have your prize campus mailed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify the prize you chose, your name, and your preferred campus mail address.
To make corrections to point submissions, please email liveWELL@uiowa.edu and identify the error and the correction necessary. Requests for corrections will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if they are necessary.