Frog Life empowers a culture of wellness on campus

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From the University Recreation Center to the Counseling and Mental Health Center, TCU has many outlets to keep the mind and body healthy. The school’s latest initiative has added a twist to a holistic view of wellness.

Frog Life is TCU’s “comprehensive wellness initiative that empowers the Horned Frog community to live well,” according to their website.

The new organization hosted its first wellness on Feb. 2. Faculty and students gathered in the Brown-Lupton University Union to hear speakers from the TCU and the Fort Worth communities, including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Student Government Association President John Paul Watson.

Price applauded TCU for the addition of the Frog Life program.

“A healthy city is an engaged city; what we put into it is exactly what we get back,” she said.

Price also mentioned how Frog Life incorporates ideas in programs already existing in Fort Worth.

“Frog Life will fit in well with our Blue Zone program,” she said, taking time to promote the city’s Blue Zone Project to show Frog Life’s focus on community.

The Blue Zone Project is a “community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Fort Worth,” according to the Blue Zone Project website.

Price praised TCU and the city of Fort Worth for their commitment to healthy lifestyles, saying it’s not just about food but activity as well.

Frog Life will help students and faculty maintain sound mental and physical health. Watson is determined to bring awareness to the importance of health on campus.

“The Wellness Center and Frog Life is helping face a much larger issue,” he said. “Students do not have to go through their struggles in silence.”

To find out more information about Frog Life students can go to froglife.tcu.edu or can reach out to the rec center, the Religious & Spiritual Life and the Alcohol & Drug Education center.