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Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program

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Upcoming Events:

Active Aggies Mobile Fitness - Register Here

We bring activity to you! These mobile fitness sessions are open to all staff, faculty, students and retirees. 
Fall session begins on Sept. 24 and runs until Dec. 13. Classes are cancelled on all university holidays. Share our Active Aggies flyer (PDF) with your classmates and colleagues! To view the schedule in a different format, view the printable schedule (PDF). 
For Fall 2019: 
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:
  Wednesdays: Mixed Level Yoga with Tamara Vodovo

Location: Medical Sciences 1B, Room 150, Health Sciences District
Time: 12:05-12:55 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. (special Wednesday session)
Register for all classes through the new registration system at The registration steps are as follow:
  1. Select "Log In" (upper right).
  2. Enter your UC Davis log-in information.
  3. Select "CR Membership" from the drop-down menu (upper left).
  4. Choose "Active Aggies Mobile."
  5. Select “1 TERM” and add to cart. Then read and accept the waiver.
  6. Complete the transaction and a receipt will be sent to your email address. Please retain this receipt for your records.
This will allow you to attend any or all of the above sessions. Contact Lisa Cachia at (530) 754-0127 or with any questions during the registration process.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? Risk factors include obesity, inactive lifestyle, family history, diagnosis of pre-diabetes or history of gestational diabetes. The group based DPP includes 22 sessions during a 1-year period. Goals are to achieve and maintain a 7% weight loss with healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The program can reduce your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58% if you’re under age 60 and 71% age 60 and older. More information about the program can be found on the flyer (PDF).
Information Sessions
Can't decide if the Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you? Attend an introductory session to learn more about this year long program that focuses on sustainable lifestyle change to decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  There are two sessions to choose from:
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
Location: Hoagland Hall, Room 130
Date: Thursday, Dec. 12
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
Location: Hoagland Hall, Room 145
Register for an information session today!
Program Dates
Days: Wednesdays, beginning on Jan. 15. Meetings are weekly for the first 3 months, then biweekly thereafter.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: The Grove (Surge III), Room 1310
Sign up to join the January 2020 cohort. Open and offered at no-cost to UC Davis staff and faculty at this time.** If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at
**Are you UC Davis staff and faculty located at the UCD Health campus or in the Sacramento area? Health Management and Education offers classes and resources on various health topics. Visit their website to learn more

Gentle Lunchtime Yoga

Learn more about improving your well-being through movement. This 4-part, relaxing yoga series caters to all abilities, with a focus on breathing, stretches and poses. 
Dates: Wednesdays, Nov. 20; & Dec. 4, 11, 18 (SKIP Nov. 27)
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
Location: Regan Main (Segundo Residence Halls)
See our flyer (PDF) for more information and register today!

Healthy Holiday Challenge

Healthy Holiday Challenge 2019-2020 header image - a snowman is standing amongst the challenge text, and is eating their own carrot nose.

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. 

Midday Mindfulness Meditation

Join us for three 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.

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 30; Nov. 6 and 13
Time: 12:10 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
Location: Regan Main (Segundo Residence Halls)

Register today! Share the flyer (PDF) with your colleagues!

Tai Chi

"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!

Weekly Classes
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: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19
Time: 7:00 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 ZURICH19. Promo valid Nov. 1-18.

Presented by: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Contact Information: call 530-754-2787 or email

Photo of Zurich Chamber Orchestra members with their string instruments (violas, violins, cellos, bass, etc.) in hand


About the artists: Hear violinist Daniel Hope (artistic planner at the New Century Chamber Orchestra) and company pair Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons with German composer Max Richter’s riveting re-interpretation of the piece. The program builds on Hope’s most recent album, released in 2017 and titled For Seasons, which is his very personal homage to the seasons. Preview Richter's re-interpretation on the event page