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Bring Wellness to Your Area

Bring wellness to your department with these presentations, screenings, and challenges!

Presentations

Intro to Wellness

This short 10-minute presentation is perfect for your next staff meeting! Review the wellness opportunities available and find out how to stay current on upcoming activities.

Beyond the Stress Ball

This powerful workshop offers practical tools for managing stress that go beyond traditional advice. You’ll learn how effective thinking, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques can lower your stress level and increase your quality of life.

Deskercise

Feeling tied to your desk lately? You’re not alone. Many American workers have a desk job and are sedentary six to eight hours a day. In this presentation you will learn fun and easy ways to build activity into your workday– often without even leaving your desk!

Strength Training Simplified

In addition to learning about the benefits and components of strength training, this session will provide your employees with a strength workout they can do anytime, anywhere– using just their body weight! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as the facilitator will lead them through demonstrations of simple exercises.

 MyPlate Express

Still stuck on the food pyramid? Get with it! Learn about the USDA’s new tool, MyPlate, which provides recommendations for fruit, vegetable, grain, protein, and dairy intake. Learn which foods are the best to choose from each category and discover how to build a healthy plate, every meal of the day!

To find out about additional presentations, please email the GatorCare Gainesville Wellness Coordinator.

Workshops

Nutritious You

Five-week series provides comprehensive nutrition education on understanding calories and nutrients, portion sizes, reading and using food labels, comparing food products, healthy cooking methods, dining out, meal planning tools, and more! Several of the components can also be given as a one hour presentation instead of the five-week course. Fee per participant.

Stress Less

Five-week series for stress management. The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to discover how stress is impacting daily life, combined with learning and practicing effective stress reducing skills and relaxation strategies. The program aims to build resilience, improved life balance and inspire a more positive outlook on life through the practice of gratitude, kindness, and humor. Fee per participant.

Screenings

Body Composition Screenings

Find out your weight, BMI, body fat or body composition, and hydration levels. After the screening, meet with a health educator to review your results and discuss ways to improve your numbers.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Do you know your numbers? After the screening, meet with a health educator to review your results and discuss ways to improve your numbers.

Challenges

GatorCare sponsors several challenges throughout the year. Participate with your department as a team and compete against other teams at UF and UF Health. Join the Wellness Email List (visit the GatorCare Homepage to sign up today) to receive updates about upcoming challenges. Challenges include a walking challenge, hydration challenge, and several individual challenges.

 

To schedule an activity for your department, please email GatorCare Wellness Coordinator Morgan Papworth at morgan.papworth@bcbsfl.com. Activities are available for all UF and UF Health employees, regardless of insurance coverage.