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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.

A health and wellness fair designed with UF employees in mind

By on December 7, 2016

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.

UF Health Integrative Medicine offers free wellness classes

By on December 7, 2016

Weekly offerings in meditation, qigong and yoga classes are appropriate for individuals with any skill level.

Weight management study featuring healthy lifestyle program now available in rural counties in North Florida

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays

By on December 7, 2016

UF to host Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit in April

By on November 2, 2016

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. The biannual conference, launched in 2013 at The

New UF Health travel health clinic offers health protection

By on November 2, 2016

The clinic offers travelers vaccinations not generally available from their primary care physician.

November wellness programs target nutrition, diabetes

By on November 2, 2016

Throughout November, UF-UF Health Shands Wellness is offering employees opportunities to improve their nutritional habits and awareness through several activities and special programs.

Windows to Wellness 2017: Save the date

By on November 2, 2016

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Office of Human Resource Services, in partnership with UF Health and GatorCare, will host the second annual Windows to Wellness event — a health and wellness fair designed with UF and UF Health employees in mind. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

Resources for Raising a Healthy Eater

By on October 6, 2016

A recent UF IFAS study shows that nudges may help children pick a healthier school lunch. As a parent or caregiver, you can provide helpful nudges at home to establish healthy eating patterns and encourage increased fruit and vegetable consumption.