Date(s) - 03/18/2021
1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
Graduate Outreach Coordinator
GatorWell Health Promotion Services
Austin Gordon (he/him) is a 2nd-year graduate student working on a Master’s in public health. With GatorWell, I work as a Graduate Outreach Educator, which gives me the opportunity to talk with students like yourselves about personal development and advocating for our own wellbeing.
“Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. When your brain perceives a stressor, your body releases a burst of hormones to fuel your fight-or-flight response. When the stress is gone, your body returns to normal. Unfortunately, the non-stop stress of life as a UF student means that your alarm system rarely shuts off. This can lead to negative physical, psychological, social, and academic impacts over time. Taking steps to address your stress constructively is a positive and effective way to help ensure your happiness, productivity, and well-being.”