Healthy Gators 2010
Celebrate World Diabetes Day at UF!
On November 14, UF will become the first
campus in the U.S. to light monuments
blue in honor of World Diabetes Day.
Events will be held across campus
including a lighting ceremony at Century
Tower; free diabetes screenings at the
Shands Atrium, Reitz Union Colonnade and
Living Well; and a banquet for UF students
with diabetes. Self-screening kits will also be
available at all events to take home to family
and friends. Event details are posted on
the Healthy Gators 2010 website or you may
Student Health Survey Yields Valuable Results
How many UF students text while driving? How many eat the
recommended servings of fruits and veggies? Answers to these
questions and more are available in the Healthy Gators Student
Survey report, posted on the Healthy Gators 2010 website.
Shirley Haberman, chair of the Data Collection and Analysis Work
Group, is available to share the results at departmental meetings
or in classrooms. Please contact her at email@example.com or
392-1161 ext. 4281 for more information.
Spice Up Your Lunch Hour with a Lunch-and-Learn
All UF employees have the opportunity to add some zest to their
department's lunch hour with a Healthy Living Lunch-and-Learn
session provided by Living Well. Participants can choose from
various topics including Healthy Living, Stress Management,
Fitness, Weight Loss Do's and Don'ts, Office Exercises and
Stretches and many more! Please contact Cassie Howard at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 392-9767 ext. 1 for more
information and to schedule a program!
Welcome New Members to Healthy Gators 2010!
Anne Mathews Food Science and Human Nutrition
Diane Sylofski RecSports
Michelle Smith Food Science and Human Nutrition
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Quit Smoking Services Offered
Did you know that the majority of UF students
who smoke want to quit? Thursday, November
20 is the American Cancer Society's annual
Great American Smokeout. The event
challenges people to stop using tobacco and
raises awareness of effective ways to quit
smoking for good. Help is also available for UF
employees and students year-round at the
Student Health Care Center. For a limited
time, smokers can save hundreds of dollars on
discounted medication thanks to funding from
the Florida Department of Health and the UF
Area Health Education Center. Call 392-1161
ext. 4281 for more information.
Gear Up for the Turkey Trot Fun Run
On Sunday, November 9 the UF Student
Physical Therapy Association will host its 6th
Annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run. The run will
begin at 8 a.m. at the North/South Commuter
Lot on Gale Lemerand Drive. Interested
participants may pre-register online at
www.active.com or on-site the day of the run.
Better Sleep Habits Contribute to
Better Academic Performance
Want more A's? Get more ZZZ's! Sleeping in
the Swamp, a 15-minute, on-line program,
offers viewers the opportunity to learn
strategies of getting a good night's sleep. View
the program on the Healthy Gators 2010
website and get better ZZZ's at night!