Health Resources

December 4, 2018

Move Your Way: A Campaign to Promote the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines

By: Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, ODPHP The evidence is clear: being physically active is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health. Since 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans has been the go-to resource for policy makers and health professionals, providing evidence-based physical…

October 10, 2018

Wellness Benefits with UAMS

The goal of the wellness program is to improve the health of employees by encouraging them to build relationships with primary care physicians, utilize wellness and preventive exams, and reduce tobacco use.

September 17, 2018

5 Spots to Cycle with Your Family This Fall

As we head into autumn, the air will turn cooler and the colors of fall will be vibrant across Arkansas – two traits of the season the entire family can enjoy. There’s no better way to take in both than with a family bike ride. With opportunities to get great cardiovascular exercise, spend time in…

August 21, 2018

The Power of Meditation

Worry, anxiety, and stress can be more than distractions. Constantly replaying in your mind daily problems and fears can affect your mental and physical health.

July 16, 2018

Summer Allergies

This time of year many people suffer from allergies. It’s important to know how to administer self-care in this situation. Check out this article from

May 8, 2018

Treat mom to a menu full of good and good-for-you recipes inspired by MyPlate

Treat mom to a menu full of good-for-you recipes inspired by MyPlate. MyPlate is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) current food guide, which empowers consumers to learn about and maintain diets rich in the five necessary food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy.

March 27, 2018

The Healthy Eating on Campus Challenge

Amy Widner | We all do our best to eat right while juggling busy lives. For me, I like to pack a lunch for myself from home, whether it’s leftovers or something new. It makes me feel like I’m looking out for my health, while simultaneously being resourceful with my time and money. It’s a…

March 15, 2018

Resistance Train to Prevent Muscle Loss

When it comes to muscle: use it, lose it or build it! Muscle plays a crucial role in human health; it allows us to stand, walk, balance, lift and breathe. Building and maintaining muscle is important for both men and women, because strong muscles help reduce back pain, prevent falls and more. Registered dietitian nutritionists,…

January 2, 2018

Join Team UAMS for Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Team UAMS is looking for employees and students to participate in this year’s Blue & You Fitness Challenge. The challenge, which runs from March 1 to May 31, includes teams competing by showing their commitment to exercise and a healthier lifestyle. Register now at Click on “Register” and in the individual registration section use “UAMS” as your…

December 6, 2017

Exercise is Good Medicine

I have been an avid exerciser for most of my life. I love how a swim or a session at the UAMS Fitness Center makes me feel. Sometimes while exercising I get a bonus: an unexpected “ah ha” moment that provides clarity or a potential solution to some challenge that has come my way. The…

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