Be well with Wellness Wednesdays

Bring your lunch to the UFHR Building (903 West University Ave.) the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. for presentations on a range of wellness topics provided by UF and UF Health experts.

To register for any of the following presentations, go to the myTraining Wellness Wednesday course homepage. Click the blue registration button to select the session(s) you wish to attend and then click submit at the bottom of the page. Can’t get away from your office? Email to sign up for the live stream and join us online. Registration is not required for online viewing.

Jan. 10
How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Kathryn M. Ross, Ph.D. M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
“Losing weight” is a popular yet challenging New Year’s resolution. How do you make changes that not only help you lose weight, but also keep it off? This presentation will highlight evidence-based strategies to promote weight loss and successful long-term maintenance. Learn what actually works, how to set effective goals and how to stay on track with your goals long-term.

Feb. 7
Coping with Chronic Pain: Strategies to Improve Quality of Life
Lori Waxenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
How can a psychologist help someone living with chronic pain? We will explore answers to that question as well as a variety of strategies to manage chronic pain, including relaxation and mindfulness, activity pacing, thought challenging, acceptance and value-based living.

March 7
Parks: Pathways to Health and Wellness
Stephen Holland, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
An overview of the many benefits that parks and natural areas provide to sustain the health of people, families and communities will be presented. An introduction to various types of parks will be covered as well as some suggestions of local and area parks to enjoy and recreate in to actualize mental and physical wellness.

April 4
Apps and Wearables for Physical Activity 
François Modave, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy
With over 165,000 apps and nearly 400 devices designed for health and fitness, it’s difficult to choose the right ones to compliment your exercise routine. Learn what is currently available and discuss the functionalities, quality and accuracy of these tools to help you find ones that work for you.

Missed a previous Wellness Wednesday of interest?

View recordings of past sessions in the UF WorkLife Media Library, including some of our most watched presentations of 2017 listed below:

Incorporating the Mediterranean Diet into Your Life

Sleep Problems: Emotional and Physical Wellbeing

Type 2 Diabetes: Action Steps for Prevention