Summer wellness programs focus on supporting your wellness while at work

Summer wellness programs focus on supporting your wellness while at work

Each quarter of 2017, the UF and UF Health Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter focuses on wellness at work. Highlights include:

  • Ways to energize your day:
    • Join the Booster Break Group Challenge and find support in using your break time to its fullest; learn how to participate and be entered into a drawing to win lunch for your group
    • Boost: 30 Ways in 30 Days, begins Aug. 7; sign up to receive daily emails to help you boost your energy at work
  • Bring wellness to your next staff meeting by requesting a 10-minute presentation that reviews wellness opportunities available to employees; email UFHR Health Promotion Specialist Kim Holton to schedule
  • Request a meditative coloring kit for your department’s breakroom

Also: Don’t miss these upcoming Wellness Wednesdays

August 2
Mindfulness and Staying in the “Green Zone” REGISTER NOW
Sabine Grunwald, Ph.D., UF Mindfulness Program Leader & Professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences

Mindfulness is part of a modern, healthy way of living that is less stressful, more productive, and enhances our emotional balance and well-being. Our work performance and achievements depend on emotional balance by staying in the “green zone” instead of anxiety, fear, anger or other emotions pulling us out into the “red zone.” Learn about the benefits derived from mindfulness at work, in and outside the classroom, and your life as a whole.

September 6
Strategies for Managing Stress REGISTER NOW
Heidi Radunovich, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Program Director for UF Engagement Human Development, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Learn healthy coping strategies to manage the stresses of life. Information about the physical impact of stress will be provided, and progressive muscle relaxation will be practiced during the session.

If you are unable to make it in person, you can join online by streaming the presentation.

To receive regular Wellness updates, including Mediasite links for the online presentations each month, join the UF-UF Health Shands Wellness listserv by emailing