Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program
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Active Aggies Mobile Fitness - Fall 2019
- Monday, Dec. 16 – Body Weight Circuit
- Tuesday, Dec. 17 – Mixed Level Yoga
- Thursday, Dec. 19 – Mixed Level Yoga
Active Aggies Mobile Fitness - Winter 2020
Join Healthy UC Davis and Campus Recreation for free fitness sessions, open to all staff, faculty, students and retirees. Starting Winter 2020, Active Aggies participants are asked to invest a small fee for unlimited classes at $40 a quarter. This works out to $4 a class, if you can only attend one class per week. Fees will be applied toward coordination of the program, instructor salaries, maintaining the current space, and expanding to new locations. Share our Active Aggies flyer (PDF) with your classmates and colleagues!
Winter Quarter Dates: Jan. 6 – March 20. Classes are cancelled on all university holidays.
Times: Daily 12:05-12:55 p.m. classes; special Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. class
Location: Medical Sciences 1B, Room 150 (“Old Scrubs” Café), next door to Carlson Health Sciences Library
12:05-12:55 p.m. sessions:
- Mondays & Wednesdays: Bodyweight Circuit with Lisa Cachia
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: Mixed Level Yoga with Jordan Reid
- Fridays: Zumba with Symone Watson
5:30-6:30 p.m. session on Wednesdays: Mixed Level Yoga with Tamara Vodovo
Instructions to register:
- Go to http://rec.ucdavis.edu.
- Select "Log In" (upper right).
- Enter your UC Davis log-in information.
- Select "CR Membership". Also found in the drop-down menu (upper left).
- Choose "Active Aggies Mobile."
- Select “Winter Quarter ‘20” and add to cart. Then read and accept the waiver.
- Complete the transaction and a receipt will be sent to your email address. Please retain this receipt for your records.
For any questions regarding registration, please contact Lisa Cachia at email@example.com or at 530-754-0127.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Gentle Lunchtime Yoga
Health and Wellness Fair - Sacramento Campus
Join Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being for our annual Health and Wellness Fair! Learn more about your health and meet with UC Davis departments and area businesses to see what they have to offer. Play games and win prizes! All UC Davis faculty, staff, and students welcome.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Education Building (4610 X. Street, Sacramento, CA 95817)
No registration required. Share the event flyer (PDF) with your classmates and colleagues!
Thank you to the UC Davis School of Medicine for their support of this event.
Healthy Holiday Challenge
Jumpstart your well-being this holiday season with the Healthy Holiday Challenge! Formerly Maintain Don't Gain, this 8-week program encourages participants to cultivate their own wellness through weekly challenges, tips, and tools for adopting healthy behaviors during the holidays.
The first email of the challenge will go out Nov. 15, 2019, with the final email sent on Jan. 3, 2020. Join the challenge today*! At the end of the challenge, fill out a final survey to enter a drawing for a grand prize!
*Joining a bit late? No problem! See our email campaign archive so you can get up-to-speed.
Please visit our Healthy Holiday Challenge page and view our flyer (PDF) for more information. Presented by UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, with prizes generously donated by UC Davis Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Anthem.
Holiday Self Care Workshop
The demands of the holiday season can quickly become overwhelming. Join us for a workshop on managing stress through mindfulness, and give yourself the gift of presence this holiday season. See our flyer (PDF) for more information.
Date: Thursday, Dec. 19
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
Location: Plant and Environmental Sciences, Room 3001
Register today! Online option will be available. Indicate your interest in the online option in the registration link.
Know Your Numbers Health Screenings
Get a no-cost, biometric screening courtesy of the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program. The screening includes taking blood pressure and waist circumference; as well as testing blood glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol levels through a finger stick blood profile. You will also have an opportunity to discuss your screening results with a health educator. Share our flyer (PDF) with your colleagues.
Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 7, and Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Time: Appointments available from 7-10 a.m. on both dates
Location: Cowell Building lobby
Sign up for your appointment today! Please expect to be on-site for approximately 45 minutes. You must be fasting at least 8 to 12 hours prior to your appointment time, staying hydrated with only plain water. Space is limited; open only to current UC Davis staff and faculty over 18 years of age at this time.
If you are unable to attend this screening, talk with your primary care physician about free preventive screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and/or Type 2 diabetes. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans are mandated by law to provide preventive services without requiring the patient to pay copayments, coinsurances or deductibles. For information on your health insurance coverage for preventive screenings, please see the resource "Covered Preventive Screenings" or visit healthcare.gov.
Midday Mindfulness Meditation
Join us for four guided mindfulness meditation sessions led by instructor Neesha Patel, PhD. Mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as an effective way to manage stress and promote wellbeing.
These sessions are open to all faculty, staff, students and retirees with any level of experience. View our flyer (PDF coming soon)!
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 9, 23, 30; Feb. 6 (no session on Jan. 16)
Time: 12:10 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
Location: Plant and Environmental Sciences, Room 3001
Register for our Midday Mindfulness Meditation sessions!
Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs)
Learn how to develop a personal mindfulness meditation practice that can promote health and well-being. This 6-session course is designed to prepare you to apply mindfulness in daily life, through lectures, experiential exercises and group discussions in a supportive community environment.
The course is suitable for those who are new to mindfulness as well as those who would like to revitalize their practice and is offered at no cost to UC Davis Staff and Faculty.
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19 (No class on Jan. 15)
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Davis Campus (details will be provided to participants)
Apply today! Please do not apply if you cannot attend all six sessions. If selected, please note that you must be willing to participate in a possible research study associated with this class (this involves completing online surveys). Application closes Thursday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m. Share our flyer (PDF coming soon) with your colleagues.
IMPORTANT: Participants in the course will be selected by lottery. If you are selected, you will be notified via email by Jan. 3 at noon. Those who are not selected will be automatically placed on a waitlist.
"Tai Chi Chuan” is a gentle meditation in motion. It is both an exercise and martial art. No sign up necessary!
More information can be found on our Tai Chi flyer (PDF). Check our instructor biographies (PDF) too!
Location (off main campus): Aspen Room at the UC Davis Shared Services Center, 260 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays:
Location: Hoagland Hall, Room 130.
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Well-being Ticket Deal
Every month, the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts offers a $10 ticket deal for staff, faculty, and retirees (limit two per person). Check out this month's fantastic offering:
Who: Danú, An Emerald Isle Christmas
Date: Saturday, Dec. 14
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $10 tickets for staff, faculty, and retirees (limit two per person). Use promo code DANU19. Promo valid Dec. 1-13.
Presented by: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Contact Information: call 530-754-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the artists: The cracking Irish band Danú returns to the Mondavi Center with special guests for An Emerald Isle Christmas, celebrating the holiday, as well as Danú’s 25th anniversary, in time-honored Irish fashion. An Emerald Isle Christmas offers a taste of these extraordinary and centuries-old events. Based in County Waterford, Danú boasts a traditional but modern sound with virtuoso players on the uilleann pipes, accordion and fiddle, and the vocals of Nell Ní Chróinínn, joined on this special occasion by colorful Irish step dancers. Learn more about the band and preview their performance here.
- Active Aggies Flyer Fall 2019
- Active Aggies Flyer Winter 2020
- Active Aggies Schedule Fall 2019
- Diabetes Prevention Program January 2020 Cohort Flyer
- Gentle Yoga Flyer Fall 2019
- Health and Wellness Fair 2020 - Sacramento Campus
- Healthy Holiday Challenge Flyer 2019-2020.pdf
- Holiday Self Care Flyer 2019.pdf
- Know Your Numbers Jan. 2020 Flyer
- Tai Chi - Year-Round
- Tai Chi Instructors
- UC Davis Farmers Market Flyer
- Wellness Ambassador Flyer