New Initiative and App to Help Employees Improve Wellness

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of our jobs, family lives, and other commitments. As much as we try, personal health often takes a backseat to daily demands.

Trying to make big changes overnight can be challenging, leading many to give up too soon.

BeWellresizedWith these concerns in mind, a new program from the Center for Health Education and Wellness, working in partnership with the human resources office, can help employees make small, lasting changes that improve overall health and support goals for improving quality of life.

Be Well will serve as a resource bank for organizing campus wellness activities and a central point for information and services that can help.

The new effort is offered through the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness and offers a free Small Starts app, a customized version of the statewide Healthier Tennessee program designed specifically for the campus community.

Employees can choose a “small start,” a thirty-five-day challenge to make just one manageable change in their daily lives. The app allows users to track daily success, get inspiration, and share their progress with co-workers. Sign up and download the mobile app.

A campus-wide kickoff will be held on Thursday, January 28. Employees can also sign up to be Wellness Champions to help inspire others and share tips about events and incentives to keep one another motivated.