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Discover ways to cultivate emotional balance and manage stress

By on August 2, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, UF Mindfulness Project Leader Sabine Grunwald, Ph.D., spoke about how to use mindfulness to enhance work performance by cultivating emotional balance as part of UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday series. Join us for next month’s Wellness Wednesday, Strategies for Managing Stress with Heidi Radunovich, on September 6 from noon – 1pm.

Boost your productivity at work

By on August 2, 2017

Research suggests taking breaks at work can have a positive impact on how you feel and perform at work, so why not make the effort to use your break time to its fullest? Join one or both of the programs below to bring more energy to your day.

Summer wellness programs focus on supporting your wellness while at work

By on July 12, 2017

Each quarter of 2017, the UF and UF Health Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter focuses on wellness at work.

Fear Facers Day Camp helps kids with obsessive-compulsive disorder

By on July 12, 2017

This summer, UF Health is hosting Fear Facers Day Camp. Children and adolescents with OCD and/or anxiety are invited to join a one- or two-week camp session starting July 24. In addition to daily therapy, children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors while having fun.

Fresh Wagon brings fresh fruits and veggies to an area near you

By on June 7, 2017

Do you wish you had farm-fresh food available near you? Well, HealthStreet and Fresh Wagon have partnered to increase food security in the community.

UF Health presents free seminar and dinner for expecting parents June 15

By on June 7, 2017

UF Health invites expectant parents to a FREE dinner and a chance to learn from the experts and ask questions. It’s never too early to prepare for parenthood.

Spring resources for self-care designed to help you thrive

By on May 3, 2017

A series of Guided Relaxation Sessions for faculty and staff will be offered in May throughout campus. Guided relaxation is a gentle introduction to stress management through meditation. This practice also helps you become more in tune with your body, which can in turn lead to healthier decisions about eating, sleep and exercise.

National summit brought together university health and wellness experts to share best practices

By on May 3, 2017

More than 200 participants from 80 institutions of higher learning and professional organizations throughout the country convened at UF in April for the third National Summit on Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC).

Spring wellness programs focus on mental and emotional well-being

By on April 5, 2017

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 listed below to support your wellness this spring.

Spring courses and workshops offer self-care, resilience, and holistic living programs

By on April 5, 2017

Several self-care opportunities are available this spring, including long-term courses and short workshops.

National summit devoted to building healthy academic communities at UF April 6 and 7

By on March 1, 2017

Online registration is now open to interested faculty, staff and students. UF and UF Health employees will receive a special discounted rate.

Champions for Change Award nomination period is underway

By on March 1, 2017

A partnership between the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals or groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 13, and recipients will be recognized during the Campus Earth Day Celebration in April.

352Creates event promotes health and a thriving community through creativity

By on March 1, 2017

For the second consecutive year, a network of UF, UF Health and Gainesville organizations and businesses are hosting community-wide “pop-up” style art activities that aim to help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations.

Step up your game with the 2017 Spring Walking Challenge

By on March 1, 2017

Over the course of four weeks, teams can track and record their daily steps and compete against other UF and UF Health employees.

March is Florida Bike Month

By on March 1, 2017

Consider joining in the celebration by biking to work or joining various bike events around town and throughout the state.

Windows to Wellness event provided employees with opportunities to support their well-being

By on February 1, 2017

Approximately 300 employees attended the event, which featured a variety of health screenings, ergonomic posture assessments, wellness and retirement planning workshops, and healthy refreshments.

BHAC National Summit to be held at UF in April

By on February 1, 2017

On April 6 and 7, the University of Florida will host the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities’ third summit on best practices in promoting and sustaining wellness in academic settings. A special conference rate available to UF and UF Health Shands employees.

February is Heart Health Month

By on February 1, 2017

In honor of heart health month, don’t miss this month’s Wellness Wednesday recording, which features Dr. Anita Wokhlu’s talk on “Women and Coronary Artery Disease.”

Windows to Wellness 2017 employee health and wellness fair Jan. 25

By on January 11, 2017

Start 2017 off on the right foot! Attend Windows to Wellness 2017, a one-day event filled with activities, information and resources designed to support you in your wellness journey. Benefits-eligible UF and UF Health employees are invited to the Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to learn more about the many resources and programs available to them.

Healthy habits and “Twelve Tweaks”—more ways to discover your path to well-being throughout 2017

By on January 11, 2017

At the Jan. 4 Wellness Wednesday talk, Dr. Tamara Warner, a clinical neuropsychologist at UF Health Shands Rehabilitation Hospital, shared a path for nurturing wellness, advising attendees to think of wellness as a cultivation that leads to harvest. According to Dr. Warner, goal setting fails when an individual views success as binary. For a different approach, Dr. Warner advised focusing less on goal setting and more on planting seeds aimed at growing healthy habits.