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Employee Wellness Series

Incorporating wellness into your daily routine can help you manage your stress and anxiety levels, improve your mood and energy, and reduce the likelihood of illnesses. Explore upcoming and on-demand webinars, hosted by various departments and available to all UF faculty and staff, to help you boost your health and overall well-being.

Upcoming webinars

Rethink Your Sweets — Simple Steps for Physical Activity | July 9, 6 p.m.
Hosted by UF/IFAS Extension faculty
Join UF/IFAS Extension faculty as they discuss the impact sugar has on your health. Participants will learn the differences between added and natural sugars, tips on label reading, steps for mindful physical activity and much more. As part of the webinar, you’ll learn how to prepare microwave-baked apples and coconut crunch stuffed prunes!

Pests in the Pantry | July 10, noon
Hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
A number of pests may find themselves inside your pantry or scurrying around the kitchen. Learn about these pests, their foraging habits and preferred foods, and how to tidy up your space to keep them out in this informative webinar.

How to Handle Your Food for a Weather Event | June 19, noon
Hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
This lunch and learn webinar will discuss ways to prepare your food supply for unexpected disasters, such as hurricanes.

 

On-demand webinars

Workplace well-being

STRATEGIES TO HANDLE WORKPLACE CONFLICT

Many of our personal conflicts are caused by a lack of communication, and conflict in the workplace is no different. Hosted by UF EAP Counselor Devin Shorey, learn about the challenges workplace conflict can cause and how to create a healthier work environment.

Additional resources:

Employee Assistance Program
Guided Meditation Sessions
Introduction to Mindfulness
Sign up for a Calm membership
PowerPoint presentation

OFFICE ERGONOMICS WORKSHOP

Learn from UF EHS Ergonomics Coordinator Julie Ramsey how to create a comfortable workstation to help reduce muscle fatigue and increase productivity.

Additional resources:

Download the PowerPoint
Download the ergonomics pamphlet
Ergonomics evaluation form

MOTIVATE YOUR MIND WITH HEALTHY HABITS IN THE WORKPLACE

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents Amy Mullins and Molly Jameson for tips and strategies on how to keep your mind engaged and build healthy habits in the workplace.

Download the PowerPoint

EXPLORE UF WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

Learn about UF programs, workshops and resources available to faculty and staff to help improve your overall health and well-being.

RELAXATION MICRO-MOMENTS AND WINDING DOWN TECHNIQUES

The trick to stress-management is to intervene via multiple “micro-moments” of relaxation or mindful practices which only take 15 to 60 seconds. In this webinar, you’ll learn simple winding-down routines that can end the day in a calming, mindful way.

CTRL+ALT+DISCONNECT: SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES WITH TECHNOLOGY

In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll  learn the harms of excessive screen time among adults and children, identify strategies to eliminate excess technology use and benefit from improved overall well-being.

TIME MANAGEMENT TOOLS: TO-DO LISTS, CALENDARS, SMARTPHONES AND MORE

Smartphones, day planners, alarms, e-mail systems, notepads, to-do lists, contact lists, file cabinets and more—the purpose of this lunch-and-learn is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you.

General well-being

Communication Skills for Families

Communication is a fine art that we often take for granted. It takes more than physical and verbal abilities to communicate. It takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion when communicating within your family. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify the elements of good family communication.

Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays can be one of the happiest times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful. Maintaining balance and keeping stress from overwhelming you are the keys to an enjoyable holiday season. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify ways to cope with emotional stressors of the holidays.

Caregiver Support Workshop Series

Whether taking care of an older relative or a child with health conditions, the responsibilities of a caregiver can take a toll on their well-being. To assist faculty and staff who fulfill the role of a caregiver, we have compiled resources and recorded a series of webinars that tackle topics such as self-care, must-have legal documents, the Family Medical Leave Act and more.

Nutrition

Nutrition Intuition: An Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Are you tired of the dieting, restriction and lifestyle change hamster wheel? Learn how to bring peace to food, body and self through an introduction of the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating with UF Registered Dietitian Jessie Furman.

Hosted June 2023

Building a Healthy Charcuterie Board

Join UF/IFAS Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent Jill Breslawski for tips on how to build a healthy charcuterie board.

Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

Join UF/IFAS Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Andrea Nikolai as she discusses how you can use herbs and spices to benefit your health and overall well-being.

Additional resources:

Cooking with fresh herbs
12 Great ways to use healthy herbs and spices
Herbs – Flavor and health enhancers

Improve your Grocery Management Skills to Reduce Food Waste

Join UF/IFAS Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent and Registered Dietitian Amy Mullins to learn how you can reduce your food waste the next time you visit the grocery store.

Introduction to the Med Way — Introduction to Mindful Eating

Learn what it means to eat the Med Way and the science behind this diet. By the end of the webinar, you will be equipped with tips, tools, hacks and resources to help you incorporate a Mediterranean-style eating pattern into your lifestyle.

Additional resources:

Visit the Med instead of Meds website
Download the webinar handout
The Med pyramid handout
Introduction to the Med Way handout
Mushroom almond burger ingredient list and directions

Hosted June 2024

Change Your Protein — Meal Planning

Follow the ingredient list, or gather whatever leftovers, frozen or fresh ingredients you have lying around for this quick and delicious burrito bowl! As you put together your dish, you will learn tips, tools and hacks to change your protein, which proteins to eat less of and which to eat more.

Additional resources:

Cooking dry beans handout
Change your protein handout
Quick burrito bowl ingredient list and directions

Hosted June 2024