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Strength Training

Always consider your options and strength training experience before beginning a workout (

These exercises are great for improving strength and targeting specific muscle groups and requires inexpensive equipment.

Dumbbells are a classic strength training tool. These workouts require minimal equipment. Proper form for these exercises is key to avoiding injury and achieving an effective workout. Also, always remember to work your way from lighter weights.

Found in most fitness centers, these machines offer assistance in using the correct from when using weights and can help avoid injury when used properly.

Local Resources

The Center for Physical Activity and Health in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee is dedicated to promoting physical activity and helping individuals enhance their health, fitness, and quality of life. The center includes the “Walk with a Vol” program and other testing and support resources.

RecSports serves the University of Tennessee community by providing quality programs and facilities for almost any sport or recreational pursuit. The mission of RecSports is to satisfy varying degrees of interest in cooperative and competitive activities, and to provide recreational activities that foster and promote personal health and wellness, social and cultural interaction, and the development of social and technical skills. Faculty and staff can become members of the TRECS.

Check out all the ways you can get city of knoxactive in Knoxville through the Parks & Recreation department. The city hosts events, programs, sports teams and facilities to make getting active fun (less intimidating) for everyone from beginner to seasoned sport.

nsfAlthough, sleep is not normally thought of as an “activity” it is critical to your ability to be heathy and active. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization whose objectives are to improve public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and to support sleep-related education, research and advocacy.

outdoor knoxvilleOutdoor Knoxville is an initiative to make Knoxville’s incredible natural and recreation assets an economic driver for our region. Led by Legacy Parks Foundation, the effort aims to increase our outdoor amenities, create better access to recreational areas, and promote greater participation in outdoor activities.

Other Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works collaboratively to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.


Partners for Health employee assistance program is available 24/7, 365 days a year at 1-855-437-3486. The resource provides mental health support and a referral network which is part of your insurance benefit package.