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Small Starts to Big Change

We know it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the demands of work, family, and other commitments, and oftentimes good health takes a backseat in our day-to-day lives. In light of that, the University of Tennessee has implemented Be Well, a new initiative to help employees improve their health.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Mondays Move More Mondays
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thompson-Boling Arena Gate D (indoors)
We will meet every Monday that the university is open. For more information and date confirmations please email
Sep. 5, 2016 Be Well Lifestyle Program– First session begins


Sep. 28, 2016 Living Well With Chronic Disease Program– First Workshop

The program is open to any faculty or staff of the University. To register simply email with the subject line “Living Well Program RSVP”.

Oct. 1, 2016 4th Annual Sprint for the Prints

A 5K fundraiser for UT College of Nursing Student Nurses’ Association philanthropy project, Precious Prints. The project provides a silver finger print charm to families who have lost a child in an area hospital. For more information click here. Early registration ends on September 9th.

Oct. 1, 2016 2016 Alzheimer’s Association Walk- Be Well Team 

Reclaim the future for millions! Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

Oct. 29, 2016 Be Well Lifestyle Program– Second session begins
Dec. 3, 2016 IronDog 5K

An annual run/walk organized by the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s Emergency and Critical Care service to help raise public awareness about the service. All proceeds from the race will be used to help animal patients on the service.
Join us Saturday, Dec. 3. It is a nice and flat run on the Third Creek Greenway with refreshments at the finish line. Early registration is $20 (before Nov. 1) and includes an Iron Dog t-shirt.

Get Involved with Be Well!


  • Download the Small Starts App
    Healthier Tennessee’s Small Starts app has been customized for the University of Tennessee, download here, and pick your first small start.
  • Join the Be Well Fitbit Community 
    The Fitbit activity group was created for our campus community to bring together and motivate walkers and runners alike across campus.
  • Move More Mondays
    Move More Mondays are designed to incorporate movement into your day though a weekly group walk with other faculty and staff. Click here for more details.
  • Wellness Wednesdays
    Wellness Wednesdays are a biweekly educational newsletter focusing on a variety of wellness topics. Click here for more information about Wellness Wednesday topics.
  • Community Events
    Each month, Be Well will host a Be Well team at a local community event. Click here to see a calendar of available events.
  • Become a Wellness Champion
    Wellness champions embrace the concept of wellness in their college or division and assist the Center for Health Education & Wellness in promoting Be Well wellness programs. Champions serve as their department’s wellness representative and Be Well’s program liaison.
  • Nominate a Wellness Warrior
    The wellness warrior award is a recognition of individual efforts to lead by example when it comes to making healthier choices. It is an appreciation of the determination and dedication it takes to live a well and healthy lifestyle.
  • Encourage others
    Encourage others in your department or unit to take advantage of the resources and support offered by Be Well and Healthier Tennessee.

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