Wellness Week Prepares Students for a Safe and Healthy Spring Break

KNOXVILLE — “Destination Wellness” is the theme on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus next week as students tie up loose ends before spring break arrives later in the month.

Beginning Monday, March 9, students will have the opportunity to attend and participate in health- and wellness-centered sessions across campus. From an informational session on tattoos and body art to suicide prevention training, “Destination Wellness” aims to improve the health of students’ bodies and minds. The week’s activities center around a wellness fair on Tuesday, March 10, that features demonstrations, health information and chair massages. A full list of wellness week activities and their locations is below.

UT’s Student Health Service and Division of Student Affairs are sponsoring “Destination Wellness” to raise student awareness of physical and mental health concerns before spring break arrives on March 16.

“Destination Wellness” Events:

Monday–Wednesday, March 9-11
11 a.m.—1 p.m.
Ready for The World Café
Unique international cuisine
University Center Hermitage Room

Monday, March 9
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
A training program aimed at suicide prevention
University Center 221

12 – 1 p.m.
Tattoos and Body Art
Today’s most popular forms of body art and self-expression with Tina S. Wilson, East Tennessee Regional Health Office, and Jerry Hurst, Knox County Health Department
University Center 233–234

4 – 5 p.m.
Fun Walk/Run
Circle Park

7 – 8 p.m.
10 Tips to Lessen Stress
Detrimental effects of stress and suggestions for alleviating many of life’s stressors
TRECS

8 – 9 p.m.
Yoga 101
This forty-minute class is a great introduction if you are new to yoga or the group fitness program
TRECS

Tuesday, March 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wellness Fair
Demonstrations, door prizes, chair massages and health info
University Center Plaza

Noon
Culinary Demonstration
University Center Hermitage Room

12 – 1:30 p.m.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
A training program aimed at suicide prevention
University Center 221

12 – 4 p.m.
Skin Solutions
Our special camera will show you the hidden sun damage on your skin
University Center 221

7 – 8 p.m.
Fueling Your Lifestyle
Healthy diet recommendations based on your activity level and lifestyle, whether you are new to exercise or an athlete
TRECS

Wednesday, March 11
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Travel Safety and Crime Prevention Booth
Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway

12 – 4 p.m.
Skin Solutions
Our special camera will show you the hidden sun damage on your skin
Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway

3 – 4 p.m.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
A training program aimed at suicide prevention
University Center Shiloh Room

7 – 8 p.m.
Hip Hop Aerobics
TRECS

Thursday, March 12
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank
Student Health Service Office

Friday, March 13
Smile, You’ve Been Tagged Day
An experiment in anonymous kindness
Campus-wide

Contacts:

Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304, rwinkler@utk.edu)

Rosa Thomas (865- 974-3135, rthomas1@utk.edu)