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Wellness Warrior – July 2021

Sharon Milton-Simmons Department: College of Nursing Years of Service: 37 years at UF What are some of your favorite hobbies? Cycling and daily gym work-outs How do you live a healthy lifestyle? I work out at the gym 5 days a week (occasionally twice a day) and 3-4 days of cycling also occasionally I jog […]

Wellness Warrior – June 2021

Diane Gagnon Department: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs Years of Service: 6 years of service to the University of Florida. What are some of your favorite hobbies? I love being outdoors – hiking in the mountains, hanging at the beach, hunting in the woods. I also enjoy reading, travel […]

2021 Men’s Health Month Fitness Challenge

Celebrated in June, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to health issues faced by men. To promote this initiative, we have created the Men’s Health Month Fitness Challenge! Regular physical activity can be an effective and simple way to improve health outcomes. This is a self-paced challenge that can easily be added to your daily routines […]

Wellness Warrior – November 2020

Name: Cindy King Department: Office of the University Registrar Years of Service: 1988 – Present What are some of your favorite hobbies? Working out and watching/attending sporting events. How do you live a healthy lifestyle? By working out regularly and focusing on portion control when eating. What inspires you to make healthier choices and live […]

Wellness Warriors – August 2020

Name:  Jason Phenicie Department: Advancement Years of Service: 4 What are some of your favorite hobbies?  I enjoy reading and spending time with my pets How do you live a healthy lifestyle?  Pre-COVID, I went to the gym five days a week (and can’t wait to get back to that… once it’s safe!) for cardio and weight training. […]

Wellness Warrior – July 2020

Name:  Rebeca Siguenza Department: 5West – UF Health Years of Service: 4 What are some of your favorite hobbies? Reading nonfiction, historical fiction; avid podcast listener, usually investigative journalism How do you live a healthy lifestyle? I meal prep well-balanced meals (protein, fruits and vegetables, and a grain/ carbs); and I work out 4-5 times/week (walking […]

Farmers Markets

Gainesville and the surrounding areas host a number of Farmers Markets. Below is a list of the markets that our staff members have identified. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list; if you have any suggestions email For an idea of what’s going to be in season and for sale at the […]

Wellness Warriors – June 2020

June 2020 Wellness Warriors – Heather Griffith and Sabrina Sanchez Name:  Heather Griffith Department: UF/IFAS Communications Years of Service: Since 2017 Favorite hobbies? Running, reading, playing with my kids, working out, cooking, knitting/crocheting, all kinds of crafts and drawing/painting How do you live a healthy lifestyle? I am a very active person and I love being outside. My family […]

Wellness Resources during Covid-19

The UF-UF Health Wellness Team is committed to the health and safety of all employees. In an effort to promote social distancing, many of our offerings are either being canceled or moving to being available online only. Many of our resources, challenges, and presentations are already available online. Now it is more important than ever […]