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360° Mindfulness series returns next week

360° Mindfulness group sessions will return for the Fall 2022 semester beginning Sept. 12. Offered by UF Mindfulness, the group meets online via Zoom from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday throughout the fall semester. Visit the UF Mindfulness website to view the full schedule and register.

UF partnerships yield new interactive outdoor experiences for kids

Known for its natural beauty and the abundance of state parks, preserves and more, Gainesville is now home to Track Trails, a network of family-friendly outdoor adventures that promote children’s engagement with nature, healing and wellness. Read this article from the College of Public Health and Health Professions to learn more.

Faculty and staff yoga classes start Sept. 6

Beginning next week, free in-person yoga classes will return to Ustler Hall’s Atrium on the second floor, and the following week, classes in Smathers Library Room 100 will resume. Open to all faculty and staff, the classes are appropriate for all levels of experience; no registration is necessary. Tuesday classes start Sept. 6 in Ustler Hall, and Monday classes […]

Wellness strategies for young adults

Are you in your twenties and trying to juggle a career, relationships and health? Attend GatorCare’s The Launch Years webinar on Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. to discover strategies to enhance your occupational, social and overall wellness. Register

Are you on track with routine vaccinations?

During National Immunization Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages everyone to learn about recommended vaccines. Faculty, staff and students can schedule flu and COVID shots through the Student Health Care Center. Visit the Student Health Care Center website to schedule an appointment.

Expand your nutrition knowledge with upcoming wellness series

Led by UF Health registered dietitians, GatorCare’s Nourished Life is a six-week virtual series starting Aug. 29 that will equip you with knowledge to make informed nutrition choices for you and your family. Participants will learn about food safety, meal prepping, creating balanced meals and more. Complete this Qualtrics survey to register for the series.

Enjoy a fun and safe summer with these tips

With the fall semester just around the corner, many of us are enjoying the final days of summer with a cookout or picnic in the park. To ensure you and your loved ones are staying safe in the summer heat, check out these articles: From fun in the sun to food 101, explore GatorCare’s summer safety […]

Cultivating better mental health through gardening

The idea of using gardening as a method to promote better health and well-being has been around since the 19th century. A recent article written by UF scientists suggests that many people may indeed reap mental health benefits from working with plants — even if they’ve never gardened before. New to gardening and want to […]

New 988 number introduced to improve access to urgently needed mental health care

On July 15, the U.S. transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline — which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line — connects people who are experiencing a mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. Learn […]

How wisdom, resilience and mastery work together to boost well-being in old age

It’s not just wisdom that gives some people a sense of well-being as they age. A new study shows that while wise people tend to be more satisfied with their lives, wisdom also works to strengthen resilience and mastery to reduce stress and enable a person to better handle late life adversity and aging-related losses. […]