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Be Well Events

by Kiera Przygoda

Are you a faculty or staff member of UT Knoxville and looking to improve your health and wellness but don’t know where to start? Be Well is offering a variety of programs and resources just for faculty and staff of the University of Tennessee to focus on workforce health. The programs and events are free of charge and only require an online sign-up. This is an easy way to start incorporating nutrition, physical activity, and positive lifestyle changes into your life.

Not only can you utilize the events Be Well has set up in advance, but you can also request to bring in a specific type of program just for your department. UT faculty and staff are constantly helping students reach their goals, so why not take the step to reach your own goals with these fun programming events. To explore the events being offered go to https://bewell.utk.edu/programs/

Gardening for Health

April 6, 2019 10am-12 noon

Earth Month Celebration-Hydration Challenge

April 17, 2019 11am-3pm

Are you up for a challenge? Be Well will be launching Water You Waiting For as the first wellness challenge of 2019! Water is extremely beneficial to overall health, so a hydration challenge to prepare everyone for the warmer summer months ahead is very fitting. The challenge will officially kick-off on Monday, April 22 and last for 6 weeks. Sign up using the online form or at the are Be Well table at Earth Month Celebration on Wednesday, April 17 at HSS Lawn between 11am-3pm and pick up a new Be Well water bottle. Sign up your department to see who can drink the most water in six weeks!

Lighten Up the Desserts

April 22, 2019 6-8:30pm

Hatha Flow & Yin Yoga

April 25, 2019 5:15-6:15pm

Be Well is offering the third employee fitness class this month which will be Hatha Flow & Yin Yoga with Gary Runyon. The class will be held in the Student Health Center room 206A/B on Thursday, April 25 from 5:15pm-6:15pm. There are a lot of workplaces that offer fitness classes for their employees because employees who move more are happier, more productive, and overall healthier. The class offers a variety of modifications, so everyone can get a great workout in based on their needs.


Kiera Przygoda is a junior at the University of Tennessee majoring in communication studies. She is the undergraduate public relations intern for the Office of Communication and Marketing. She has a passion for writing and media and a love for Disney. Kiera is also a student assistant at SEC Network and VFL Films.