- Being told to practice social distancing while also keeping up with your physical fitness and nutrition can seem contradictory. However, Lee Murphy from the Department of Nutrition— explains, “There’s enough space in this world for everyone to exercise and still have social distancing.” Check out this article from Knoxville News Sentinel for tips on how you can get off the couch and get exercising, while still keeping yourself safe and healthy.
- Nick and Kaylee Woodard are graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies. Nick will graduate in the Spring with his Master’s degree in Sport Management, and Kaylee will graduate this Summer with her Ph.D. in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior. They are ALSO internationally competitive jump rope athletes. They have been jumping rope for over 20 years and have won multiple World Championship titles. They have also traveled around the world to teach camps and perform with the NBA, Cirque du Soleil, and more! Recently, the two launched their own jump rope company called Learnin’ the Ropes. This website offers quarantine-friendly workouts and jump rope skill tutorials for ALL fitness levels.
- Break free from the same old recipes you’ve been recycling again and again. UT Culinary Institute is offering ONLINE cooking classes! Click here to see what classes are available and to register.
- Reach for snacks and drinks that fill us up and give us the nutrients we need to boost our immune system and stay healthy. Check out this short video to learn about how to make healthy eating and drinking choices. Lee Murphy on WBIR Healthy Snacking
- Sarah Colby and a group of eight other researchers from the college and the UT Institute of Agriculture developed a survey to assess what people are doing about food and how other health behaviors may be impacted by COVID-19. Collaborators include Cristina Barroso, associate professor of public health, Betsy Steeves, assistant professor of nutrition, Doris D’Souza, professor of food science, Katie Kavanagh, associate professor of nutrition, Samantha Ehrlich, assistant professor of public health, and UT Extension faculty Christopher Sneed, Kristen Johnson, and Janie Burney. “Our hope is to provide vital resources and information to support health professionals and government agencies making decisions to support communities as soon as early as next week,” Colby said. TAKE THE SURVEY and read more here:
- Helping Children Cope with COVID-19 from the Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center
- Tips for mindfulness practices while working from home while caring for children by UT’s Early Learning Center program director, Robyn Brookshire.
- Casey Bario Minton and Melinda Gibbons in Counselor Education created this list of counselor and mental health resources that provide information about mental health, crisis, and trauma for our counseling students. The sites provide a range of information on psychological first aid, daily coping, social distancing, and career search information, all related to our current crisis.
- Michelle Childs, Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, and Christopher Sneed, Family and Consumer Sciences, share about Hoarding: What and Why, which covers what it is, why we hoard, and how to resist the urge to do so.
- Recent policy briefs and updates with Covid-19 and Testing Accuracy information on research regarding the earliest an individual could be tested and other helpful information available from the Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19), a network of UT researchers including those in the Department of Public Health.
- Guidelines for limiting the spread of the infection through Personal Protection Strategies and understanding the purpose of Shelter-in-place orders for COVID-19 offered by the Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19), a network of UT researchers including those in the Department of Public Health.
- Information and key facts are offered on the health impacts of COVID-19 including topics such as prevention, transmission, contagiousness, susceptibility, confirmed cases, and best practices and preventions from the Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19), a network of UT researchers including those from the Department of Public Health.
- The Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19), a network of UT researchers including those in the Department of Public Health, research the economic and health consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak and the debate over the economic and health trade-off of combating the spread of the outbreak.
- Our pets are a part of our family and we are just as concerned about their health. The Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19), a network of UT researchers including those in the Department of Public Health provides data on the likelihood of pet-to-human and human-to-pet transmission of COVID-19.
The news that tigers in the Bronx Zoo tested positive for coronavirus has startled animal loves across the globe. But should you be worried about catching COVID-19 from your pets? University of Tennessee Department of Public Health‘s Marcy Souza shares some important (and reassuring) information for pet owners on WVLT.