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Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program

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Upcoming Events:

Active Aggies - Mobile Fitness

We bring activity to you! Join the daily exercise and fitness sessions! These mobile fitness sessions are open to all staff, faculty, students and retirees!
Summer session begins on June 24 and runs until Sept. 13. Share our Active Aggies flyer (PDF) with your classmates and colleagues! 
For Summer 2019: 
Mondays, Wednesdays: Body Circuit Workout
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Yoga Strength

Location: Old Scrubs Medical Sciences 1B, Room 150, Health Sciences District
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Register for all classes here. During registration, you will be asked to: 
  1. Complete the waiver (linked above)
  2. Complete the Qualtrics registration survey

Diabetes Prevention Program

Reach your goals by making gradual, healthy, reasonable changes in eating and activity - the kinds of changes you can stick with for a lifetime. This group-based program 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. This program can reduce the chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58% for those under 60 and 71% for those 60 and older. See our flyer (PDF) for more information.
The next 12-month program will begin in January 2020. Meetings are weekly for the first 3 months, every other week for months 4 - 6 and monthly for the remaining 6 months.
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Sign up to join the January 2020 Diabetes Prevention Program 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. See our flyer (PDF) for more information.
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 14, 21, 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 3
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.

Healthy UC Davis Activity Challenge

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We are excited to announce our new activity challenge with Walker Tracker! With this program, being active is fun and interactive; the goal is to get moving as a community! Strive to reach 8,000 steps a day by walking or by enjoying another activity.

We will have another new, exciting 6-week challenge to complete in August 2019. The challenge is a team competition - your team will consist of 4-6 members, competing against other UC Davis teams. In the Winter and Spring challenges over 90 teams participated. 

Please email Connie Tan at for more information and to add your team to the waitlist. Staff, faculty, and students - all are welcome! 

Midday Mindfulness Meditation

Join us for a guided mindfulness meditation session 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. 

Time: 12:10 - 12:50 pm

Dates and Locations:
July 23 - Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
Aug. 6 - Vanderhoef Studio, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 13 - Vanderhoef Studio, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Register todayShare the flyer (PDF) with your colleagues!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Become acquainted with sitting and walking meditation, mindful movements and body scanning techniques that can help you to improve your well-being, approach your life with more enthusiasm, better manage stress and pain, and improve your focus. Course includes experiential exercises and group discussions in a supportive community environment. Open to UC Davis students, staff and faculty - free of charge. This course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators who wish to revitalize their practice.

This course is taught by Bob Kaye, MD, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaye is qualified as an MBSR Instructor by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School.

Attend an informational orientation to learn more about the Fall 2019 nine-session course. 

Informational Orientation (Highly Recommended)
Date: Friday, August 23
Time: 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building, LH 1222
Register today! If you are unable to attend the orientation, please contact Dr. Bob Kaye, at, for more information on how to register for the course.

Course Details
Dates: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Oct. 4, 11, 12*, 18, 25
*All-day Saturday retreat from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
Location: On Sacramento Campus. Exact location will be shared with participants. 

View our flyer (PDF) for more information. 

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: TBA. Please check back here in late August for September's offering.
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Cost: $10 tickets for staff, faculty, and retirees (limit two per person). 

Presented by: Mondavi Center
Contact Information: call 530-754-2787 or email


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