July 24, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays

Bring 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.

 Register Now! To register for any of the following presentations, go to the Wellness Wednesday course homepage in myTraining. Click the blue registration button to select the session(s) you wish to attend and then click submit at the bottom of the page. Please note: If you have previously registered for a Wellness Wednesday, the registration button will read “Register Again.”

Can’t get away from the office? Email hrs-wellness@ufl.edu to sign up for the wellness listserv and receive the livestream links each month so that you can join us from your computer. Registration is not required for online viewing.

  • December 6, 2017
    Exploring Food Fads

    Laura Acosta, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
    When it comes to nutrition, there are strong assertions about what we should and should not be eating. But which claims are credible, and which ones are just marketing hype? Join us in distilling the propaganda and discover what the science says about some of the current food and nutrition trends.
  • January 10, 2018
    How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

    Kathryn M. Ross, Ph.D. M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
    “Losing weight” is a popular yet challenging New Year’s resolution. How do you make changes that not only help you lose weight, but also keep it off? This presentation will highlight evidence-based strategies to promote weight loss and successful long-term maintenance. Learn what actually works, how to set effective goals and how to stay on track with your goals long term.
  • February 7, 2018
    Coping with Chronic Pain: Strategies to Improve Quality of Life

    Lori Waxenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
    How can a psychologist help someone living with chronic pain? We will explore answers to that question as well as a variety of strategies to manage chronic pain including relaxation and mindfulness, activity pacing, thought challenging, acceptance and value based living.
  • March 7, 2018
    Parks: Pathways to Health and Wellness

    Stephen Holland, Professor Emeritus, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
    An overview of the many benefits that parks and natural areas provide to sustain the health of people, families and communities will be presented. An introduction to various types of parks will be covered as well as some suggestions of local and area parks to enjoy and recreate in to actualize mental and physical wellness.
  • April 4, 2018
    Apps and Wearables for Physical Activity 

    François Modave, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy
    With over 165,000 apps and nearly 400 devices designed for health and fitness, it’s difficult to choose the right ones to compliment your exercise routine. Learn what is currently available and discuss the functionalities, quality and accuracy of these tools to help you find ones that work for you.