Resources to support your well-being in 2022
The start of a new year is a great time to focus on our well-being and establish new healthy habits — and chances are you’ve already made a few resolutions. So to support you on your wellness journey, we’ve assembled a list of upcoming UF-sponsored programs and events designed to support wellness and self-care.
All of these programs are available to UF faculty and staff at no cost. To explore our full range of offerings, please visit wellness.hr.ufl.edu. If you have questions or would like more information, please email email@example.com.
One-on-one health coaching
Kick-start your 2022 wellness goals by registering to meet with a health coach for two virtual one-on-one sessions. Talk through your goals and barriers and create a plan to set you up for success this year.
Step into the New Year walking challenge
Start 2022 off on the right foot with a four-week, individual-based walking challenge. This challenge will help you meet your personal step goals while learning about unique celebrations and traditions around the globe.
Explore ways to create a healthier lifestyle
Our Healthy Lifestyle Program offers a series of six weekly 45-minute sessions that explore ways to create a healthy lifestyle. Each session focuses on a specific health topic — including goal setting, physical activity, nutrition, energy balance, stress management and resilience. As part of the program you’ll explore resources like the Creating Healthy Behaviors toolkit.
If you want to start adopting healthier habits but are not sure where to start, this program is for you! To learn more and register, visit the UFHR Wellness website.
UF Mindfulness 360 returns next week
Explore the many facets of mindfulness and practice alongside other members of the UF community. Free sessions are held each Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for the duration of the spring semester.
Looking for additional support in losing weight?
UFHR Wellness will offer 100 subscriptions to the Noom Weight Loss app on a first-come, first-served basis later this month, with access to the app beginning in February. If you are interested in participating in this pilot program, please complete this online contact form to receive more information.
Resilience & Mindfulness at Work
Kicking off Feb. 1, this five-part series takes a holistic approach to the physical, cognitive and emotional aspects of resilience in the workplace while helping participants find greater alignment with their individual purpose and values.
Learn about the importance of personal resilience at work and discover resources to develop self-awareness and strengthen resilience through reflection and mindfulness practices.
Registration is limited to 30 participants and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to commit to attending all five sessions and complete light homework. Register via myTraining.
Weekly yoga classes for faculty and staff coming in February
Beginning next month, free yoga classes appropriate for all levels of experience will be offered on campus. Classes will be held in Ustler Hall’s Atrium (second floor) and Smathers Library Room 100. No registration is necessary.
Watch for more information in the weeks to come. If you would like to be added to the UFHR Yoga listserv in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improve your sleeping habits
Sleep deprivation can negatively affect your health and quality of life. If you need help getting a good night’s sleep, the Good Night Gators program provides you with online coaching to help you build healthy sleeping habits easily and consistently.
Find the support you need when you need it
The UF Employee Assistance Program offers free counseling sessions to UF employees and their household members. In addition, this service offers legal and financial guidance as well as work-life support including childcare and eldercare referrals, assistance with planning events, locating help for household moves and more.
To learn more, visit eap.ufl.edu.
Mental health referral services available
UF’s Mental Health Services Access Line is designed to connect UF and UF Health faculty and staff and their families to Gainesville-area mental health services best suited to their needs. Faculty, staff and their dependents may call (352) 627-0032 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Move More Month coming this April!
Whether you’re running, biking, swimming or trying out a new exercise routine, watch for ways to take part in more physical activities to improve your well-being. Be on the lookout for our semi-annual Walking Challenge in April. If you’re looking for a way to start getting ready now, check out our Campus Walking Map and explore new areas of campus.