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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.

Flu shots available for faculty and staff at outreach events throughout campus

By on October 6, 2016

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.

GatorWell Health Promotion Services launches Sexual Consent Health Communication campaign

By on October 6, 2016

Faculty and staff are encouraged to share images and information with students.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy shows highly effective results in treating OCD

By on September 6, 2016

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.

New challenge encourages employees to give their breaks a “boost”

By on September 6, 2016

Join the “Booster Break” Challenge and commit to doing something good for yourself while creating a support network among you and your coworkers.

Want fresh, healthy, local, food? Consider the Gator Community Supported Agriculture program

By on September 6, 2016

Join one of three local farms, and get a share coming fresh from their fields to campus each week!

Stop zika before it starts

By on September 6, 2016

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, Pilates classes for faculty and staff

By on September 6, 2016

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.

Wellness Wednesdays can help you find wellness at work and beyond

By on August 2, 2016

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.

Need a boost while you’re at work?

By on August 2, 2016

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 is happy to announce its inaugural Night of Dance at Bo Diddley Plaza

By on August 2, 2016

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.

UF Employee Assistance Program provides free and confidential counseling

By on August 2, 2016

The EAP provides a wide range of services to employees, including individual employee evaluations and referrals. Counseling sessions are confidential.

Tap into resources to help you stay well at work

By on July 6, 2016

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.

Alachua County Public Schools offers free meals to county kids

By on July 6, 2016

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.