Employee Spotlight


April 28, 2020

4 Simple Breathing Exercises to Calm (or Boost!) Your Mood

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By: Amy Widner, RYT 200 yoga instructor with the UAMS Fitness Center and Ottenheimer Therapy & Fitness Center in the Institute on Aging If you have ever tried to meditate, chances are the guide instructed you to begin with your breath. Why is this? Two big reasons: The breath allows you powerful access to your…


April 24, 2020

Hike to Health Part Two: Foot Care

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In part one of “Hike to Health”, we examined hiking as an opportunity to perform cardiovascular exercise as a part of a workout program. In part two, we will discuss some additional considerations for those who wish to hike for longer than an hour. The two most important considerations for those who wish to hike…


April 23, 2020

Get Mentally Healthy UAMS with Dr. Messias

Dr. Erick Messias

In this episode of Get Mentally Healthy UAMS, Dr. Erick Messias, Psychiatrist & Professor at UAMS, hosts Matt Boone, LCSW, Director of Programming and Outreach for the Student Wellness Program at UAMS and an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, to talk about acceptance and commitment in the time of COVID-19. This is episode 2…


April 22, 2020

Hunger Games

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By Margaret Pauly, MS, RD, LD, Culinary Nutritionist, UAMS Culinary Medicine Program    I saw a funny meme today about eating, pandas and the pandemic. I don’t want to lose you in the telling of the joke, so here’s the meme:                                                          It’s cute, and it helps relieve our stress a bit through laughing at the…


April 17, 2020

Hike to Health

Woman Hiking in a field

To paraphrase the illustrious Buzz Lightyear from the Pixar movie Toy Story, hiking is walking with style. Walking has many benefits and with limited options, it is one of the easiest forms of exercise to consistently perform. All that is required is a decent pair of shoes or hiking boots. Depending on pace, walking is…


April 16, 2020

Coping with COVID-19, with Dr. Messias and Dr. McBain

Dr. Erick Messias

Dr. Erick Messias, Psychiatrist & Professor at UAMS, hosts Dr. Sacha McBain, Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor at UAMS, to talk about Coping with COVID-19. This is episode 1 of our new series with Dr. Messias called Get Mentally Healthy UAMS.


April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Hotel/Apartment Discounts

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We have worked with Human Resources to provide a list of discounts being offered at local area hotels and apartments in central Arkansas. Click the tabs at the bottom of the document to navigate between apartment and hotel rentals.  We will update this information as information is received. Don’t see your apartment or hotel you…


April 7, 2020

Move for PD (Parkinson’s disease)

Lisa Nation sitting in a chair

We sure are missing our participants at the Reynold’s Institute on Aging’s fitness facility! Check out some videos we have recorded for you. More coming soon! The UAMS RIOA fitness gym and Lisa Nation lead you through research-based exercises to improve many PD symptoms. Always consult with your health care provider before beginning any exercise…


March 30, 2020

Staying Consistent without the Gym

Adam Carter

By Adam Carter, UAMS Fitness Center Manager We often take the opportunity to go to the gym for granted. Are you missing this aspect of life? I know I am. With a little thought, maintaining an active life can remain a constant as we juggle schedules around the challenges of life, jobs, family and illness….


New Financial Wellness Webinars in April!

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Join us by clicking on the link below the QR Code for each events registration!  



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