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.
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
The clinic offers travelers vaccinations not generally available from their primary care physician.
Throughout November, UF-UF Health Shands Wellness is offering employees opportunities to improve their nutritional habits and awareness through several activities and special programs.
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.
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.
The UF Student Health Care Center is hosting flu shot outreach events for students, faculty and staff throughout the months of September and October. Flu shots will also be available at the UF Benefits Fair on Oct. 27.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects more than 2 million individuals in the United States. The UF Health Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program offers intensive treatment for those looking for relief from their symptoms.
Join the “Booster Break” Challenge and commit to doing something good for yourself while creating a support network among you and your coworkers.
Join one of three local farms, and get a share coming fresh from their fields to campus each week!
The University of Florida continues to monitor the spread of the Zika virus, working closely with local and state Department of Health officials.
Weekly yoga classes will be held in Ustler Hall’s Atrium (second floor) from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. View Ustler Hall on the campus map. This free class is open to all UF and UF Health faculty and staff and is appropriate for all levels of experience.
Last month, Dr. Gizem Toska once again joined the Wellness Wednesday program, this time to speak about how to find a work-life balance that works for each of us. Read on to learn five suggestions she recommended to explore.
Give your next break a “boost” and learn how to maximize your work breaks to improve focus, increase productivity and get an instant boost of energy. Sign up to participate in UF-UF Health Wellness’ upcoming program, Boost: A Program to Re-energize Your Workday, and receive four weeks of daily boosts between Aug. 22 and Sept. 16.
UF HealthStreet encourages you to get your dancing shoes ready for the inaugural Night of Dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.
The EAP provides a wide range of services to employees, including individual employee evaluations and referrals. Counseling sessions are confidential.
Each quarter of the year, the UF and UF Health Shands Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter introduces resources to help you take care of yourself while taking care of business. And if you're thirsty for competition, check out the Gator Gulp Summer Water Challenge.
During the summer months, any child 18 years old and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch at one of 61 locations through the Free Summer Meals program. A new “Mobile Meal” pilot program also visits three neighborhoods, including Hidden Oaks, Tower Oaks and Linton Oaks Apartments.