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Start! Physical Activity Program


The Health Plus START! Physical Activity Program

Physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle. The CDC recommends that adults get 150 minutes of physical activity per week. The START! Physical Activity tracker helps you track your activity and encourages you to live an active lifestyle.

The Start! Physical Activity tracker launched in 2008, and since then, we’ve logged a total of almost 9.5 billion steps or 4.7 million miles! That’s enough steps to circle the world 190 times!

Join us this year as we step it up with the ALL NEW Start! Activity Tracker.

Features of the new tracker:

  • Sync fitness wearables and apps (FitBit, Garmin, MapMyRun, and more!)
  • All new Design and layout
  • Earn Points for activities entered
  • Rate the intensity of your activity
  • Log notes to help you track important details

The tracker is easy to use. Log your physical activity daily or weekly. Figure out what works best for you and then commit to logging activity on a regular basis.

You can enter active minutes in the tracker. Activities like swimming, walking, and team sports are all part of living an active lifestyle. The tracker will convert to points to help you reach your goal. For example, 30 minutes of “easy” intensity walking will convert to 150 points.

Log your activity and help us reach a collective goal of 100,000,000 points by December 31, 2015.

Getting “started” is easy! Visit the Health Plus HealthGuide and log in using your VUnetID and ePassword. On the left side menu, click “Track” and then the “Get Active” tab. Here you log your duration, distance or step total with an intenstiy level, depending on the activity.

Sync your devices:

  • In the top right hand corner of any screen – click on your name.
  • Click on “Sync Options.”
  • Click “Add an Account.”
  • Select from the list an account to sync.
  • Click on Connect to log to an existing app/device account.

Keywords: Walking, Exercise, Fitness, Walk, Walking Routes, Walking Paths, Walking Trails, Prizes, Online Start! Tracker

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in Be Physically Active, Health Plus, Services and tagged , , ,


12 Comments on “Start! Physical Activity Program”

I walk about 1 mile every other day to get to work. I will use stairs when coming to work.

margaret fran sweatt on October 16th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I work out 1 day a week Zumba & 3 days a week with a personal trainer

DELORES SHAW on October 30th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I work out on the elliptical machine 3-4 times per week and lift weights 2-3 times per week.

Marcia Beasley on October 31st, 2012 at 7:23 am

I Wallk erery day 5mile

Melissa Taylor on September 24th, 2013 at 6:41 am

We began using our Xbox (lol)and investing in their “aerobic dance” games like the ‘Black Eyed Peas Experience’ & the ‘Michael Jackson Experience’. Either will create a good sweat after the first 20-30 mins, plus my 5 year old daughter joins in. So it can be productive & healthy family fun too! :)

Don Tolliver on January 15th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I walk 3 to 4 tmes a week in summer and
my Elliptical oin winter

Manik Paul on July 30th, 2014 at 11:03 am

I do 2 miles/day on the elliptical

LaToya Hannah on August 6th, 2014 at 11:16 am

I signed up at Rec center and will work out every day before work

Jason on September 29th, 2014 at 9:01 am

im trying to walk more and eat less portions

teresa groce on October 1st, 2014 at 10:56 am

I do heavy farm work 5-6 hrs. every sat. and sunday

maddenjj on October 15th, 2014 at 11:19 am

I walk an hour each day.

Katherine on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:34 am

I ride my stationary bike 4 to 5 times weekly for ~ 50 minutes attaining my predicted maximum HR for a sustained 35 minutes or more.

warren campbell on October 31st, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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