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Kick off a Healthier 2014 at Memphis Healthy U Event Jan. 28

For release: January 13, 2014
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

University of Memphis faculty, staff and students who made a 2014 resolution to maintain a healthy lifestyle will be able to affirm that commitment on Jan. 28 at the Memphis Healthy U Kickoff event. Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the University Center atrium, and are free and open to the public.

 Memphis Healthy U is an initiative established to encourage people to eat healthier, move more and become tobacco free. In addition to signing the Memphis Healthy U pledge, participants will be able to join in on Zumba, the Tiger Hop, other line dances and yoga throughout the event, which will run until 1 p.m. On the third floor of the UC, there will be health-related booths in the River Room and free blood pressure, weight and BMI screenings available in the Bluff Room. Campus Recreation Intramural Services will give away free fitness towels while supplies last.

 Sponsors of the event include the University‚Äôs Division of Student Affairs, Division of Business and Finance, Department of Human Resources, School of Public Health, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Student Health Center, Student Leadership, Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Campus Recreation and Intramural Services, Residence Life, campus food service vendor Tiger Dining/Aramark, and the U of M Athletics Department.

A video about the Memphis Healthy U initiative is available online at

For more information, contact Dr. Marian Levy in the School of Public Health at 678-4514 or

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