Health Resources


November 15, 2019

5 Workout Mistakes You Might Be Making

Woman doing chips on a bar

By Lindsey Miller, Fitness Coordinator at the UAMS Fitness Center You think you have to do complicated workouts to get results. While there’s nothing wrong with complicated movements, they don’t make for better results. Complicated workouts can cause you to feel self-conscious and can lead you to lose track of correct form or sets/reps. These…


September 30, 2019

October is Dental Hygiene Month!

National Hygiene Month Logo, Woman flossing her teeth

By Sarah Childs, dental hygiene student at UAMS When October rolls around, people automatically think about Halloween and Halloween candy and another start to a fall season. A hidden treasure in October is Dental Hygiene Awareness month. We want to recognize the dental hygienists around the world and the importance of oral care. Here are…


September 5, 2019

Meal Planning 101

Margaret Pauly Cooking

by: Margaret Pauly, MS, RD, LD Planning, we all do it. We plan our day, our work or school weeks, our weekends and our vacations. Unless you are a completely fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person, you are probably planning something. Yet, when people are asked about meal planning, they say they don’t have time. When they…


July 15, 2019

Artists Needed for Get Healthy UAMS Stairwell Project

Marissa Miller standing next to stairwell painting

Get Healthy UAMS is expanding its stairwell beautification project to encourage more employees to take the stairs. Employees and students are invited to submit a design to be painted in the Central Building’s stairwell by the College of Medicine.


May 24, 2019

Office Ergonomics

Employee sitting at desk with proper ergonomic tools

According to the Institute of Medicine, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD) cost $45-$54 billion annually in workers’ compensation, lost wages and lost productivity in the United States. Common work-related musculoskeletal disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and low-back injuries. A few simple workspace adjustments can reduce your chances of injury, says Amanda West, M.S., OTR/L, an…


April 9, 2019

Team UAMS Gets Moving with the #ShowUsYourMoves Challenge

People doing stretching exercises in a boardroom

By Yavonda Chase April 9, 2019 | In the month of February, UAMS had its first challenge for wellness. The Show Us Your Moves UAMS challenge used the hashtag #showusyourmovesuams on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The challenge encouraged employees and students to post a photo on social media tagging the Get Healthy UAMS page and using…


March 8, 2019

Water Facts

About 60 percent of the human body is water, so it’s important to keep hydrated! You can live about three weeks without food but only three to four days without water. We often forget how important water is. What does water do for you? Helps maintain the fluid balance in your body. Aids digestion as…


January 29, 2019

Does Your Lunch Need a Makeover?

We’re a month into the New Year and I’m sure many of you made a few New Year’s resolutions. Some of those may be centered on eating better. Yet with our busy lives, this can be overwhelming, so we fall back into the same old, boring routine. Let’s focus on one meal where we can…


January 23, 2019

Update on Tobacco Pledge, Wellness Steps to Take This Year

Last November, employees at all UA campuses who carry the system’s medical insurance were required to complete a Tobacco Pledge. Those who answered either that they did not use tobacco, or used tobacco but would enroll in a cessation program, avoided an additional tobacco surcharge.


January 3, 2019

THE PHIT ACT – An Incentive To Be Fit & Healthy

The PHIT Act is legislation pending in Congress which will allow Americans to use Pre-Tax Medical Accounts to pay for physical activity expenses. The PHIT Act will provide an incentive for adults and their children to get fit which will help prevent healthcare costs related to preventable chronic diseases.



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