There are so many ways you can fulfill your pledge to move more, eat healthier, be
tobacco free. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions that may help you
reach your healthy lifestyle goals.
Move More: How can I stay fit and move more on campus?
Join the U of M Recreation Center!
Take full advantage of the Student Recreation and Fitness Center by joining today!
For full-time students it is included in your fee so there is no additional charge.
Reasonably priced memberships and per use fees are available for part-time students, faculty and staff. Just make
an appointment with the membership office by calling 678-3459. Appointments are available
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Drop-in visitors may initiate the membership
process by inquiring at the front desk during recreation hours. For hours of operation,
Other services include:
Try Zumba at the University Center
Look out for email notices on Zumba@Noon in the University Center. Some 4:30 p.m.
classes are available. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for Group Fitness Activity (with Membership at the Student Rec Center)
Get motivated by working out with others in various group fitness classes at the Student
Recreation Center. Choose from Zumba, Cycle, Boot Camp, Pilates or Yoga. For times
and classes click here.
Have fun by playing in intramural/club Sports and activities
A little competition doesn’t hurt anybody. Intermural sports programs are scheduled
for U of M student groups (undergraduate and graduate), as well as faculty and staff.
Tournament Leagues are generated for Greeks and Sororities, Residence Life, independent
groups, religious groups, the Law School, and other units as needed. For more information
call 678-2802 or 678-2812.
Eat Healthier: I need help eating healthier; where can I find help on campus?
Look for the MHU Logo and Make the Right Food Choices
Tiger Dining supports the Memphis Healthy U initiative by making it easier for you
to make healthier food choices at all of its on-campus restaurants. Look for the Memphis
Healthy U logo on signs that feature healthier selections with calorie count at each
Tiger Dining facility. (Need photo of sample signage). Consider walking over to Richardson
Towers for $5.00 Mondays at Just 4 U or get a great salad and find lunches under 550 calories at Fresh Food Company.
Learn More by Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Did you know that we grow food on campus? Join the fun, pick free vegetables and learn
more about TIGUrS garden by reading this article http://www.memphis.edu/bluegoesgreen/tigursgarden.php, visiting the TIGUrS Facebook group and/or contacting Karyl Buddington at email@example.com
Read All about Eating Right
The University of Memphis Official Campus Store and Café, located right here on campus,
features books that can help you take control of your diet. Click here to see what
they offer LINK ADDRESS: http://www.bkstr.com/NavigationSearchDisplay/10001-4294966065-196405-1?demoKey=d&navActionType=addNewRefinement
The Campus Store is now serving low-fat or no-fat YoLo Yogurt at the Café.
Take a Course
There are plenty of courses you can take to learn more about eating right. PDF of
course offerings on diet.
See How Our Students Helped a Community and Others Eat Healthier
What links can help me find the right food choices for me?
Be Tobacco Free: I am trying to kick the habit. Where can I find support?
Look for these on-campus resources
Yes. U of M is committed to helping students, faculty and staff manage or overcome
their tobacco use. The following resources are available to U of M students, faculty
- Behavior Change Counseling
- Free for students!
- Located on campus at 200 Hudson Health Center
- Hours: by appointment or walk-in as available
- Psychological Services Center
- Behavior Change Counseling
- Fee based on sliding scale starting at $7
- Open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
- Located in the Psychology Building, room 126
- Staff and Faculty Help through HR Benefits
Faculty and staff may contact their respective insurance carrier for smoking cessation
- Blue Cross blue Shield (BCBS): 1-800-558-6213
- CIGNA: 1-800-244-6224
If a regular benefits eligible employee does not have health insurance through the
University’s benefits programs, as offered from the State of Tennessee, they may utilize
the free services of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
1.855.Here4TN (1.855.437.3486), or by going online to www.Here4TN.com.
What other resources are available off-campus?
TARGIT Study – a research study for smokers ready to quit
- Must be between 18-35
- Eligible participants will receive free nicotine patches and smoking cessation counseling.
- For more information call 901-448-STOP (448-7867) or targitstudy.org
Church Health Center – Commit to Quit
- Smoking cessation group
- Meets for 1 hour a week for 6 weeks
- To sign up call Shelia at 901-259-4673
- Free for Members of the Church Health Center, $60 for non-members
- Personalized tobacco cessation program
- Can be done online or over the phone
- Free for TN residents. Receive a tobacco quit kit, work with a coach, get support
- Call 1800-784-8669 or http://health.state.tn.us/tobaccoquitline.htm
American Cancer Society
For other resources please visit www.tobaccofreepartners.org for information on tobacco cessation classes available in our community. These classes
are available at multiple locations year-round.
The Tennessee Department of Health and The American Cancer Society offer a free Quitline,
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or at website: http://health.state.tn.us/tobaccoquitline.htm, with free resources in English and Spanish. Counselors are available 24 hours a
The National Cancer Institute offers a toll-free phone line, 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848),
with access to English- and Spanish-speaking counselors.
Visit Smokefree.gov for additional resources.
For individuals who want to quit “cold turkey” without medical treatment of their
nicotine addiction, go to www.whyquit.com.