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Focus on food for better health

By on October 4, 2017

This fall, UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday presentations focus on ways to improve your nutritional habits for better overall health.

Field & Fork Food Drive Competition kicks off this month

By on October 4, 2017

Help a fellow Gator by donating non-perishable proteins and grains or other food and toiletries to the Alan & Cathy Hitchcock Pantry during the month of October. Departments can compete by collecting the most food and funds. The winning department will receive a delivery of party snacks to celebrate their efforts.

UF Benefits & Wellness Fair bigger and better than ever!

By on October 4, 2017

Don’t miss this one-day event filled with information, activities and resources designed with UF employees in mind. The Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 

Flu shots available throughout October

By on October 4, 2017

The Student Health Care Center is offering flu shots for faculty and staff at outreach events on campus throughout the months of September and October.

New outdoor fitness adventure class begins Oct. 11

By on October 4, 2017

UF faculty and staff are invited to meet at the north end zone inside the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium beginning Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for an outdoor fitness adventure class. The class will be piloted for four weeks in October with a regular schedule to be announced in 2018.

Gator CSA, HealthStreet Fresh Wagon provide fruits and vegetables on campus

By on October 4, 2017

The Gator Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and HealthStreet/Fresh Wagon provide two opportunities to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables right on campus.

UF Mindfulness Day to explore theme of “Mind and Culture”

By on September 7, 2017

This year’s event, to be held Sept. 25, will feature sessions on topics including mindfulness and political discourse, cultural digital paranoia and mania, mindfulness and social media, multicultural mindfulness and compassion, socially-engaged mindfulness, yoga, and more.

Join the Gator Community Supported Agriculture Program to get fresh, local produce

By on September 7, 2017

Choose your favorite organic farm to join and get a share of their harvest each week, October through June.

Free group fitness classes available this fall

By on September 7, 2017

Free group classes are open to all faculty, staff and graduate assistants at a variety of locations throughout campus.

Give Yourself a Boost at Work, Group Challenge

By on September 7, 2017

Start a group “booster break” with colleagues in your area for a chance to win a free lunch for your group! Submissions are due by the end of the month.

RecSports faculty-staff promotion runs through Sept. 30

By on September 7, 2017

Through Sept. 30, UF RecSports is offering a promotion for faculty and staff who enroll in an annual membership. Members will receive a coupon for 10 percent off premium services including massage therapy, personal training, nutrition services and small group training.

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.