liveWELL Points and the Wellness Store are your personal recognition and reward systems available through liveWELL on Employee Self Service.
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 Wellness Store. Sign up to receive emails about all point opportunities in under "My Reports and Settings" once you've logged into My Health and Wellness 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
Practicing healthy behaviors can reduce the risk or severity of many health conditions and contribute to better energy and sense of well-being. The healthy behaviors listed above are related to individual lifestyle practices and health history factors shown to have the highest impact on individual health and biometric measures that determine health status.
Periodically, special programs and events will let you earn additional liveWELL Points. Be sure to check My Health and Wellness often and sign up to receive emails about point opportunities under "My Reports and Settings."
Badges are another fun way to recognize your accomplishments on My Health and Wellness. 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 within My Health and Wellness. 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 200-3,200 points, so you can save them or spend them.
Items in the Wellness Store are provided via liveWELL and partners: University Book Store, Wild Rose Book Store, Tropical Smoothie (Campus Recreation and Wellness Center), A Massage Oasis (UI Hospitals and Clinics and CRWC), Recreational Services, and the UI Children's Hospital Safety Store.
Frequently Asked Questions About liveWELL Points
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.
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
- $4 to Tropical Smoothie
- Iowa t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts
- Resistance band with handles
- Bike helmet and bike helmet ID tags
- 10-minute massage from Massage Oasis (at UI Hospitals and Clinics and Campus Recreation and Wellness Center locations)
- Much, much, more!
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 Health and Wellness in Employee Self Service, your liveWELL points will automatically reflect any monthly and bonus points you've entered. To purchase a prize, click the "Wellness Store" link and choose the prize you'd like. If you have enough points, select "Purchase"—you'll 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 Health and Wellness 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.
Working with a Health Coach can help you:
- Increase your energy
- Improve your ability to respond to change
- Gain new ideas for improved nutrition, sleep, physical activity, and weight management
- Establish accountability for making health changes
You can earn two types of points on the My Health and Wellness portal: monthly points and bonus points. See questions “What are monthly points?” and “What are bonus points” for more information.
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 Health and Wellness or on the My liveWELL Points page.
To earn monthly points, select the My Health and Wellness navigation link “Earn Points” 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 10thof the preceding month. Example behaviors include but are not limited to:
- I got at least four and a half cups of fruits and vegetables per day. A cup is equal to one cup 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice, one cup cooked vegetables, two cups raw leafy vegetables, one piece of fruit, or a half cup dried fruit.
- On most days, I performed some type of flexibility training like stretching or yoga for at least 10 minutes each day.
- I performed a mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity that is equal to at least 150 minutes of moderate activity, such as 90 minutes of moderate activity and 30 minutes of vigorous activity, each week. Keep in mind that one minute of vigorous activity equals about two minutes of moderate activity.
- I do not use tobacco. Tobacco use includes smoking cigarettes and/or cigars, and/or the use of smokeless tobacco.
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 email@example.com and specify the prize you chose, your name, and your preferred campus mail address.