• 5th Annualhit the road with the buckeyes!

    Grab your walking shoes, gather your teammates and Hit the Road with the Buckeyes for our 5th annual walking challenge!

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  • Complete Your PHA.Sept. 30th will be here before you know it!

    Don’t miss out on 2015 medical plan choice, premium credit and up to $150 in gift cards!

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  • Breathe easyBuckeyes are tobacco free

    The Ohio State University, tobacco free inside and out.

    Learn more at tobaccofree.osu.edu

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  • Climb Every Day That's my plan.

    Geoff Chatas,
    Y P 4 H Champion

    In June 2012, I weighed 240 pounds and as a high school graduation present for my daughter, we decided to hike from the south rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back to the rim to celebrate her accomplishments. The hike, which took us six and a half hours five years ago, took me thirteen and a half hours this time, and I needed help from my daughter to finish the hike. See all Champions

    View My Story Geoff Chatas

  • Journal Every Day That's my plan.

    Kam King,
    Y P 4 H Champion

    Physical health isn’t always indicative of one's overall health. I learned that firsthand last year. See all Champions

    View My Story Kam King

  • Cycle Every Day That's my plan.

    Yvette Mitchell,
    Y P 4 H Champion

    My story begins with me growing up in the hills of West Virginia. I did not grow up learning how to eat healthy. I remember almost every meal we had involved some type of fried meat, homemade bread, gravy or potatoes, and when we did have vegetables they were cooked with lots of fatty meat for seasoning. See all Champions

    View My Story Yvette Mitchell

Earn Rewards

Y P 4 H rewards you for improving your health and well-being. Because the happier and healthier you are, the more you can enjoy life and be your best. Log in to see all of the new changes to the 2014 YP4H incentive program.

 

Events & Alerts

Health Poll

How many steps should you strive to accumulate each day?

Answer: 
C) 10,000 -- Studies have suggested that people who walk 10,000 steps each day experience a variety of health benefits. But if you aren't quite there yet - don't worry. Try to gradually accumulate more steps each day by doing things like: parking farther away from your destination or using the restroom on a different floor. Participants in the Hit The Road With The Buckeyes walking competition who average 10,000 steps a day will receive YP4H bonus points. So LACE UP & Hit The Road!

Your Path to Personal Health & Well-Being

Complete your PHA by September 30 to have access to all available medical plans, receive an annual $360 PHA premium credit (an additional $120 annual PHA premium credit is available when your spouse/same-sex domestic partner completes the PHA), and access wellness resources.

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  • Lace Up and Hit the Road

    Grab your walking shoes, gather your teammates and Hit the Road with the Buckeyes for our 5th annual walking challenge! Your task is to walk the distance to Ohio State’s away football games from September 22 - November 16. Lace up and join the fun! It all starts with Take a Lap Around the Oval on September 19, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Join university leaders, faculty, staff and their spouses/SSDPs for a great time!

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  • Champion in Action - Melissa Stenger

    Follow Melissa Stenger from the Department of Neuroscience as she takes you on her journey to train for her first half marathon. Check back regularly for updates as she shares her achievements, obstacles, thoughts and tips along the way.

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Spotlight

  • Gloria Smith

    Research Assistant

    SBS-Pharmacology

  • Queenie Chow

    Digital Union Manager

    Office of Distance Education & eLearning

  • Jon Santini

    Systems Specialist

    Facilities Operations and Development

  • College of Social Work, Field Placement Office

We’re turning the spotlight on Ohio State faculty and staff who have found interesting ways to stay healthy and achieve their personal goals. Read about what works for them, and you may find a new way to focus on your health and wellness.

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