As the new year begins, many people choose to commit to new resolutions to be healthier. During this quarter’s Wellness Wednesday series — the theme of which is “Get Up and Go!” — we’ll highlight some of the simple lifestyle changes that we can adopt to have a huge impact on our life. The series will feature healthy lifestyle options in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and mental health. View the details of other “Get Up and Go!” offerings, and join us for one or more of the upcoming sessions below. Let’s have an incredible start to our year.
Jan. 9: Can Lifestyle Changes Promote Healthy Aging?
Steve Anton, PhD, Associate Professor and Clinical Research Division Chief, UF Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Learn more about the role lifestyle factors play in influencing obesity cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease conditions. Dr. Anton completed his doctoral degree in Clinical and Health Psychology at UF, where he received training in health promotion and the delivery of lifestyle interventions designed to modify eating and exercise behaviors.
Register online to attend this Wellness Wednesday presentation in person in the UFHR Building (Room 120) on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at noon. For those unable to attend in person, you can join online via Mediasite.
Feb. 6: Life’s Simple 7
Yusof Al-Wadei, MPH, Health Promotion Specialist, UF Human Resources WorkLife
We make many choices every day from what color socks to wear to how to fix our hair. When it comes to making decisions that keep you healthy, it may seem difficult at first. But choosing better options, when so many things seem easier or just more fun, can make all the difference. Knowing the healthy choices to make helps us take small steps in a healthy direction! Before you know it, it will be easier to make these choices every day.
March 6: Paradigm Shift: From Brain Disorders to Brain Health (Primary Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia)
Demetrius M. Maraganore MD, BJ and Eve Wilder Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease, UF Department of Neurology
In this presentation, Dr. Maraganore will teach us how to promote successful brain aging and prevent cognitive decline and dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). This presentation will discuss the possibility of preventing cognitive decline by adopting healthier lifestyle habits.