Healthy Gators 2010
Volume 2 Issue 3
Relax with a New Podcast!
Take a 6-minute stress break by viewing or downloading a new
relaxation podcast available on the Healthy Gators 2010
website: www.healthygators.hhp.ufl.edu. Two video options
include beautiful photos of the University of Florida campus.
"Sleeping in the Swamp" Improves Sleep Quality
Sleeping in the Swamp is a 15-minute, on-line program
featuring information on the benefits of sleep, a variety of
sleep-related assessments, and several behavior change
activities to help improve your sleep. Check it out on the
Healthy Gators 2010 website in July.
Weeks of Welcome Events: July 9 & September 5
Healthy Gators 2010 is hosting two "Sleeping in the Swamp"
health fairs as part of Weeks of Welcome. The events will take
place at the Reitz Union Colonnade on July 9 and September 5
from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Contact Tina Baker at
trbaker(@ufl.edu or 392-1161 ext. 4281 for more information.
Plans Underway for a New Walking Program
Your help is needed to plan a new walking program called "The
Walking Bus." The program-to debut in January-is similar in
concept to a regular bus but with people walking. Several
routes, stops and schedules will be identified so people can
easily join a group of walkers to de-stress and exercise over
their lunch hour. Anyone is welcome to join the planning
committee. Contact Cassie Howard at choward(@hhp.ufl.edu
or 392-9767 ext. 1 with suggestions or to help plan this
Data Collection Work Group has a New Chair
Dr. Shirley Haberman, the new director of GatorWell Health
Promotion Services, has been appointed to chair the Data
Collection & Analysis Work Group. Plans are underway to
conduct a comprehensive health survey of UF students by
early spring. Contact Shirley at shirleyh(@ufl.edu or 392-1161
ext. 4281 to join this group or help with this project.
Stomp Out Stress
Fun Run is a Success!
A total of 370 students, faculty and
staff participated in the first
midnight fun run. Ninety-two
percent of those who completed
an evaluation said they will
participate next year.
View a brief slideshow of the event
on the Healthy Gators 2010
website, and mark your calendars
for next year's event--April 24!
Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:
Healthy Gators 2010, GatorWell,
College of Health & Human
Performance, Living Well, Division
of Student Affairs, College of
Dentistry, College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences, Student
Government Health Cabinet,
WRUF-FM, Rock 104 and WRUF-