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Register for the Spring around the world walking challenge

Put a spring in your step this April and journey virtually to spring festivals that celebrate life returning to full bloom. The GatorCare Wellness team’s Spring Walking Challenge is a competitive four-week challenge that starts on April 4, with teams of UF and UF Health employees and family members participating in competition in pursuit of […]

UF study finds 1 in 16 women take harmful drugs during pregnancy

In a review of more than 3 million pregnancies, UF researchers found 1 in 16 women were exposed to harmful teratogenic drugs — medications that can cause pregnancy loss, birth defects and other health problems for the unborn child. The study highlights the need for women and their providers to carefully examine medications taken during […]

UF adopts new masking guidelines

In light of the latest declines in COVID-19 case numbers and new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our UF Health experts, UF is adjusting its approach for this next phase of the pandemic. Starting this week, new signage across campus will indicate masks are welcome and express support for those […]

New program merges art and mindfulness

The Harn Museum of Art and the UF Mindfulness team have created an Art & Mindfulness program that offers a series of guided meditations inspired by art in the Harn collections and held at the museum. The sessions are free and open to the public, with the next session scheduled for March 28 at 3:30 […]

Explore UF Health support groups and classes

Did you know UF Health offers support groups for individuals experiencing or recovering from a range of medical and health conditions? Several groups are open to the public and welcome caregivers. Health classes available to the public are also offered on topics such as childbirth education and smoking cessation. Visit the UF Health Support Group & […]

Explore ways to establish a healthier relationship with food

As part of National Nutrition Month, check out this previously recorded Wellness Talk with Jessie Furman to learn about intuitive eating, dieting and red flags within nutritional trends. Furman is a registered dietitian and assistant director for nutrition at UF’s Department of Recreational Sports. Additional resources to explore: UF RecSports’ Nutrition counseling services for faculty, staff and students U.S. Department of […]

Long-term pet ownership may help older adults retain cognitive skills

Our furry, feathered, finned, scaled and shelled animal friends may do more than bring us emotional comfort. Owning a pet for more than five years may help keep cognitive skills sharp as you age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida, University of Michigan and Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit the UF […]

Masks still recommended for now

As you may have heard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently provided updated mask guidance, shifting the focus away from the number of COVID infections to the impact the disease is having on hospitals in communities throughout the country. To better guide the public, the CDC has provided a color-coded system to classify community […]

Discover ways to improve your sleeping habits

Sleep deprivation can negatively affect your health and quality of life. UFHR Wellness’ Good Night Gators program provides online coaching to help you build healthy sleeping habits easily and consistently. The program can be completed on demand, or you can register for one of three live online sessions to be held during Sleep Awareness Week, March […]

Building resiliency at work through self-compassion

While we have largely adapted to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us continue to face challenges in our work and personal lives. Now more than ever, resilience is key to helping us navigate these challenges. New research from the Warrington College of Business identifies a practical tool based on self-compassion that can help […]