Be Well wants to help you enjoy all that the season has to offer while staying on track with your wellness goals.
The holiday season is an exciting time full of fun festivities, time with family and friends, and lots of delicious food. While this time of year can provide wonderful benefits for social well-being, it’s no secret that the dinners, potlucks, and parties can lead to the development of unhealthy habits and unintended weight gain. It can be hard to keep up with physical activity and healthy eating when our environments become filled with tasty treats, but with a little planning, you can enjoy all of the things you like the most about the holidays, stress and guilt-free.
As a part of Be Well’s Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Campaign, there are a variety of events scheduled that UT faculty and staff can take advantage of while at work.
The challenge will run from Monday, November 18th – Friday, December 13th. During the four weeks, Be Well is challenging UT employees to be physically active by visiting all 10 smokey statues on campus. After completing the challenge log, employees can turn in their tracking sheets for a prize that will bring warmth all winter long.
For challenge details, instructions, and tracking sheets, click here.
Let Be Well be your accountability partner! On select Friday’s we will meet at the Student Union for a 1 mile walk (indoor or outdoor depending on weather).
Bring your lunch and learn about healthy holiday habits that can help you make it through the season feeling your best. Registered Dietitian, Chelsi Cardoso will be presenting on behavioral strategies to assist during holidays and events that will encourage weight maintenance.
When: Thursday, December 5th
Location: Student Union 262A
In partnership with UT Medical, Be Well is bringing a cooking demonstration to campus! Demos will include samples, take home recipes, and Q&A with professionals in the field.
Space is only available for 20 individuals, so please only register if you are committed to attending.
When: Tuesday, December 3rd
Location: Student Health Center 206B
Have you been searching for a healthy and affordable lunch option on campus? Faculty and staff can eat at the Presidencial Court Cafe for only $6.50 per day. Join Be Well and Aramark on 12/10 for a dining hall tour and to learn about healthy options. The first 20 employees to sign-up will receive free lunch!
When: Tuesday, December 10th
Location: Presidential Court Building