In response to Covid-19, Be Well is providing UTK employees with online resources and opportunities to encourage taking time for health and well-being. This web page will continue to evolve as more offerings become available. We welcome contributions from employees and suggestions/additions can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Move More Mondays!
All throughout the month of April, Be Well is encouraging UTK employees to begin their week with 30 minutes of physical activity.
The opportunities are endless! Head outside for a run, walk, bike ride, or stay inside and stream a home workout or practice yoga. Movement is not only good for physical health, but greatly contributes to good mental health as well.
While we continue to practice social distancing for the rest of the semester, we want to connect everyone by highlighting employees engaging in physical activity all month on Be Well’s social media. Every Monday when you finish your 30 minutes, post your photo on social media tagging @BeWellUTK and using the hashtag #BeWellUTK. Each week will will showcase employees participating in the initiative!
Many gyms and studios have temporarily closed their doors and are offering classes online now. Visit your favorite studio’s Facebook page to see if they are offering Facebook Live classes. This is also a great time to test out a gym’s classes before purchasing a membership. Keep in mind that small gyms will feel the economic impact of closing their doors, so it is important to support small businesses when possible.
- Optum is opening its Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.
- CDC “Stress and Coping”
- Insight Timer (Free mindfulness and meditation activities)
- Stress Guides – EAP