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.
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).
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.
Several self-care opportunities are available this spring, including long-term courses and short workshops.
Online registration is now open to interested faculty, staff and students. UF and UF Health employees will receive a special discounted rate.
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.
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.
Over the course of four weeks, teams can track and record their daily steps and compete against other UF and UF Health employees.
Consider joining in the celebration by biking to work or joining various bike events around town and throughout the state.
Approximately 300 employees attended the event, which featured a variety of health screenings, ergonomic posture assessments, wellness and retirement planning workshops, and healthy refreshments.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Start 2017 off on the right foot! UFHR Wellness is pleased to host this one-day event filled with activities, information and resources designed to support you in your wellness journey.
Weekly offerings in meditation, qigong and yoga classes are appropriate for individuals with any skill level.
Looking for a way to lose weight and get healthier? A new weight management program is now available at UF’s Bradford, Columbia, Putnam, Flagler, Hamilton and Madison Extension Offices. The no-cost healthy lifestyle program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, aims to help participants lose weight, increase fitness, improve nutrition and manage stress. Compensation for travel to sessions will be provided. For more information, please call (352) 273-5235.