UF and UF Health team up for spring Employee Wellness Event

March 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Do you know your numbers—blood pressure, glucose and BMI—and how they compare to recommended guidelines? Want to complete a quick and easy fitness test and consult with a personal trainer? Interested in learning more about ways to reduce your stress and enhance your emotional well-being?

These opportunities and many more will be offered at a month-long spring Employee Wellness Event, co-sponsored by the University of Florida and UF Health, that kicks off at the end of this month.

From March 31 through April 25, UF and UF Health will offer its benefits-eligible employees free screenings at locations throughout campus and at UF Health locations in Gainesville. Employees may participate in the event at any location, regardless of affiliation.

All benefits-eligible Academic Personnel, TEAMS and USPS employees—as well as graduate assistants on appointment, postdocs and residents covered under GatorCare—are encouraged to complete a free screening. Employees who do will have the opportunity to review their results with a wellness professional and receive a free SweetBerries boxed lunch.

Employees may register for a time and location of their choice online by visiting http://hr.ufl.edu/wellnessevent.

In addition, during the first and last weeks of the event, UF and UF Health experts will present workshops and demonstrations covering a range of topics including fitness, nutrition, emotional well-being, aging and more.  Employees are encouraged to “pick one window” to wellness and make one change to enhance their well-being.

To view the schedule of workshops, which continues to be updated, please visit http://gatorcare.org/wellness/workshops.asp.