Book a Wellness Offering

Bring wellness to your department with these presentations, screenings, nutrition experiences, 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!

Grocery Store Tour

Learn what to look for from each aisle, compare products to become a food label pro, and get tips to find your “best fit” foods, those that taste good, are good for you, and that fit within your food budget.

We suggest the in-store tour but can also bring the tour to your conference room.

Work Out, Work Better

Sore neck, shoulders, back, or other muscles? Whether you sit or stand for most of the day, you probably suffer from a not-so-ergonomically-friendly work environment. Find out which muscles to strengthen, which muscles to stretch, and how to maintain a proper posture to help you work comfortably and work better. This presentation is also available to view online!

For more information on improving your ergonomics, check out the self-directed, 3-week Go Ergo program.

Boost: Transform Your Energy

Energy is a precious resource. When you don’t take time to rest and renew at work, you deplete your energy reserves. This leaves you with little to no energy to devote to the things outside work that matter most. Learn how to work more efficiently, take a more effective work break and transform your energy. This presentation is also available to view online!

Meal Prep 101

Learn to prepare tasty, nutritious meals in advance so you don’t have to cook every day, but you still have healthy options on hand.

Mindful Eating

Weight management isn’t only about what and how much you eat. It’s about how you relate to food, eating, and your body. Why do you eat in the first place? And how do you eat? Where does your energy from eating go? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use mindfulness to create a healthier relationship with food that can result in effortless weight management. This presentation is also available to view online!

The Purpose of Purpose

Did you know that defining and connecting to your purpose on a daily basis can improve your health, your work and your happiness? This workshop will explain the science behind purpose, help you craft your own purpose, and provide tangible ways to live ‘on purpose’ every day. This offering runs 90 minutes. A 60-minute version is available but requires participants to complete a worksheet prior to the live presentation.

Happiness Hacks

We all wish to lead a happy life but we’ve been programmed to look for happiness in all the wrong places. What we think would make a big difference in our happiness actually doesn’t, and the things that would make a meaningful impact are often overlooked. This workshop will present twelve science-backed ways to improve your happiness today! Are you ready to be happier?

To schedule a presentation or find out about additional presentations, please email the GatorCare Wellness Manager.

Screenings

Body Composition Screenings

Learn 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.

To schedule a screening for your department, please email GatorCare Wellness Manager Morgan Papworth at papwom@shands.ufl.edu. Activities are available for all UF and UF Health employees, regardless of insurance coverage.

Nutrition Experiences

That’s Oil Folks! Book an oil tasting experience for your office.

When it comes to cooking oils, are you not sure where to begin? Have you always been curious about which oils are the healthiest, but found conflicting information online? Wonder no more! Join GatorCare for an exclusive oil experience! This event will be the talk of your department as you sample four heart-healthy oils and learn the facts behind fats. Space is limited so book now by emailing Katherine at kcla0003@shands.ufl.edu!

The Wonderful World of Chocolate: A Tasting Event

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the variety of chocolate in the grocery aisles? Are you curious how some of the exotic bars or different cocoa percentages taste? Are you looking for a quality chocolate treat that won’t derail your health goals? Join GatorCare for an educational and explorative chocolate adventure! We will discuss the nutritional benefits, flavor profiles, and ideal pairings of a variety of chocolates! Space is limited so book now by emailing Katherine at kcla0003@shands.ufl.edu!

Nutrition experiences require a minimum of eight attendees. Booking departments will be responsible for purchasing supplies.

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 the spring and fall walking challenges and the summer water challenge.

Go Ergo!

Revamp your ergonomics with this 3-week self-directed program that aims to align, design, and refine your current workplace! Whether you sit or stand for most of the workday, this program can help you make constructive and unique changes to improve your energy, productivity, and daily mood. Get started with the pre-assessment here and find more information at gatorcare.org/go-ergo!

Get Gritty

Get Gritty is an email-based challenge designed to improve your resilience. Emails and activities are sent every two days! Learn more on the Get Gritty page. 

Sleep Challenge

Trouble sleeping? Can’t stay asleep? This challenge can help you improve your sleep habits and wake up feeling refreshed. Sign up today to start receiving an email every other day. 

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a twelve-week email series created to help you reach the 5K finish line! Learn more and sign up on the Couch to 5K page.

Walking Challenge

Get a team together and join the Spring Walking Challenge from April 6 to May 17. Registration opens March 16, you don’t want to miss out!