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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!
Spring quarter session begins on April 1 and runs until June 13. Share our Active Aggies flyer (PDF) with your classmates and colleagues! 
For Spring Quarter 2019: 
Mondays, Wednesdays: Body Circuit Workout
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Yoga Strength

Location: Old Scrubs MS1B, Room 150, Health Sciences District
Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Biking with Confidence

Learn to maintain and ride your bicycle with confidence! In this 5-week series, learn about bike anatomy, changing flat tires, how to maintain and use gears, and more! This series is presented by the City of Davis and the UC Davis Bicycle Program, with support from JUMP Bikes.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Hutchison Field

April 2 - Bike Anatomy: Let’s Talk Bike Parts
Become a bike anatomy expert! Rotate through our five stations to learn about the different parts of the bike, including drivetrain, bike frame components, and wheels.

April 9 - Gears what are they good for?
Learn all about gears – how shifting works, when to shift gears, and how to maintain the drivetrain. Learn how to prevent gear-related accidents.

April 16 Breaking Down Brakes
Let’s talk about brakes! Learn about the different types of brakes, how to maintain them, and when to change them.

April 23 Tired of flat tires? Learn how to fix a flat
Want to learn how to fix a flat tires? Learn to remove, patch and reinstall a bicycle tube. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Materials and tools provided – you do not need to bring your own bike.

April 30 Fun Ride
Take all of your new knowledge and go for a fun, casual bike ride! Curious about the red JUMP bikes, but have not yet tried one? You will get a chance to try a JUMP bike for free, or bring your own bike and helmet!

Register for the Biking with Confidence series today! Open to staff, faculty, retirees, and students.
Learn more about the Helmet Hair, Don't Care campaign! Get a free helmet when you sign the pledge.

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 June 2019. Meetings are weekly for the first 3 months, every other week for months 4 - 6 and monthly for the remaining 6 months.
Days: Thursdays, starting June 27
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Hoagland Hall, Room 130
Sign up to join the June 2019 Diabetes Prevention Program cohort. **Open only 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

Financial Well-being

Build your financial fitness with workshops on credit, carbuying, and home buying. SAFE Credit Union representatives lead and present these workshops. Open to staff, faculty, and retirees. See our flyer (PDF) for more information!
Tuesday, April 9 - Knowing your numbers and keeping score. Learn about your credit score and how to protect it. 
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Emergency Operations Center (to the left of Transportation Services and Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE))

Friday, April 19 - Become an auto buying aficionado. Buying a car can be fun! Listen to one of SAFE Credit Union's auto experts to discuss how to make the right decisions.

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23 - Get moving into a home of your own. Attend this workshop and learn how to position yourself for success in a mortgage.

Time: Noon-1 p.m.


Register today and select the workshops you are interested in! Space is limited and each workshop will be filled via a lottery system. Registration closes on Friday, March 22, at 5 p.m. If selected, you will be notified by email by Tuesday, March 26.

Fruit and Veggie Fan Club

Fruit and Veggie Clear Header 2019

Join the Fruit and Veggie Fan Club to receive 6 weeks of challenges, recipes, and helpful tips! Each time you report your progress, your name is entered for a chance to win prizes such as an Instapot, Spiralizer or other fun produce-related item. Complete all six weeks to earn an additional entry into the drawings, and earn your certificate of completion. Open to staff, faculty, retirees, and students.

The email challenge begins Friday, March 15, and ends Monday, April 29

Join the Fruit and Veggie Fan Club today!

Share our flyer (PDF) with your colleagues. 

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: Thursdays, May 16, 23, 30 and June 6
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
LocationRegan Hall Main

Register today!

Healthy UC Davis Activity Challenge

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.

Our pilot Winter 2019 challenge will be to walk the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Challenge runs from Feb. 3 - March 17You must stay active throughout the challenge period or your account will be removed. Registration is now closed for Winter 2019.

Waitlist for our Spring 2019 Cohort. We will have another new, exciting challenge to complete. 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. 

Dates: Mondays, April 15, 22, 29
Time: 12:10 - 12:50 pm
Location: April 15 and 22 at Valley Hall 1047; April 29 at Valley Hall 1041. View Valley Hall on the campus map.


Space is limited! Register for the sessions you can attend.

Share our flyer (PDF) with your colleagues!

Nature Rx

Connect with the healing power of nature!

Mini Succulent Gardens
Make a mini garden you can enjoy on your desk/windowsill to remind you of nature’s beauty.
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
LocationArboretum Teaching Nursery

Construct your own living greenhouse using some of the over 3,000 tropical, carnivorous and rare plants raised on campus. Tour the Botanical Conservatory's diverse plant collection, including chocolate, vanilla and the corpse plant.
Date: Monday, April 15
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Botanical Conservatory

Spring Harvest
Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying herbs, edible flowers, and spring veggies in infused waters and finger salads. Learn what grows in April and ways to get it into your diet.
Date: Monday, April 22
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Ecological Garden at Student Farm

Watercolors in the Arboretum
Connect with the natural world by painting it. No artistic talent required.
Date: Monday, April 29
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
LocationLake Spafford, just east of Mrak Hall

Register today! Space is limited and each workshop will be filled via a lottery system. Registration closes on Friday, March 22, at 5 p.m. If selected, you will be notified by email by Tuesday, March 26.

See our flyer (PDF) for 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: Twisted Pine
When: Four shows: April 17 at 7 p.m.; and April 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m.
Location: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $10 tickets for staff, faculty, and retirees (limit two per person). Use Promo Code TWISTED19. Promo valid April 1-19.

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

Twisted Pine Trio

About the artists: Moving beyond the standard verse-chorus-solo structure of traditional string bands, Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic, instrumental setting. In its early days, Twisted Pine hewed close to its bluegrass origins, but over time developed a unique, infectious style without limits. Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast, drawing audiences in to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring and charismatic appeal. Learn more about Twisted Pine and view their recent performance videos.