Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays focus on supporting your wellness at work

wellness-wedlogoBring your lunch to the UF HR 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 sessions, click on “Register Now” next to the session’s date to register online via myTraining. Can’t get away from your office? Email hrs-wellness@ufl.edu to sign up for the live stream and join us online.

July 6Work-Life Balance: Exploring What Works for You
Gizem Tosktoskaa, PhD, Assistant Director and Outreach Director, UF Counseling & Wellness Center
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Most have heard it before, the well-intended suggestion to engage in self-care in order to achieve work-life balance. Given the many demands and pressures, such invitations can feel difficult or unrealistic. Embracing the fact that each one of us has unique needs, this session will assist you to clarify what balance means for you. Look into your ongoing self-care efforts and identify what at times get in the way. Explore how you can strengthen your current self-care practices, identify what may at times get in the way, and discover how to maintain a realistic and individualized work-life balance.


August 3Applying Ergonomic Principles at Your Workstation
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Todd Morrone, M.Ed., MSBA, Coordinator of Risk Management, UF Environmental Health & Safety
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The Centers for Disease Control reports that work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for nearly 70 million physician office visits in the United States annually and an estimated 130 million total health care encounters, including outpatient, hospital and emergency room visits. Don’t become a statistic! Learn how to integrate neutral posture, fit, and task rotation (movement) into your daily work process to prevent discomfort and injury.



September 7—UF Sustainability: How to Go Green at Work
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Did you know that the campus energy bill is nearly $40 million each year and campus produces more than 30 million pounds of waste and recycling annually? The Office of Sustainability implements programs and processes to reduce UF’s energy and water consumption, shrink our carbon footprint, reduce landfill waste, and empower individuals to adopt sustainable habits on campus and at home. Learn about the innovative programs specifically designed for faculty and staff, such as the departmental bike share program, the Neutral UF Coalition, sustainable office and event certification programs, the Prairie Project initiative, and more.