Each quarter of 2017, the UF and UF Health Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter’s focus is on mental and emotional well-being. Join any of the free programs below to support your wellness this spring.
Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays
|May 3||Sleep Problems: Emotional and Physical Wellbeing||Register Now|
|Khurshid Khurshid, MD, FAASM, Associate Professor, University of FloridaSleep disturbances can occur on their own, but most experience poor sleep alongside mental or physical health problems. Additionally, poor sleep itself can be a risk factor for future illness and can worsen existing health conditions. Learn about the relationship between sleep and your wellbeing and discover preventative strategies to improve sleep and protect your health.|
|June 7||Wanting More than Enough: Could It Be Addiction?||Register Now|
|James Smolen, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Medicine, UF Health Florida Recovery CenterAddiction is a disorder of the brain’s rewards system. A pleasurable behavior becomes repetitious, whether it be the buzz effect of alcohol, eating mouthwatering desserts or the continuous gratification from cell phones and social media. The brain is easily programmable for obsession, causing desirable and even irresistible anticipation. Gain a better understanding of how the brain works and learn about the signs of addiction as well as types of treatment.|