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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.

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 at the UC Davis Health Campus

Build your financial fitness with workshops on credit, carbuying, and home buying. Gina Richardson, SAFE Credit Union Financial Educator, will lead and present these workshops. Open to staff, faculty, students, and retirees.
Dates: Friday, May 31; Tuesday, June 4; Tuesday, June 11
All workshops are from Noon - 1 p.m. at the Medical Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222 (4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817).

Friday, May 31 — Credit Scores
Learn how to maintain good credit. Your credit score is used as a means to qualify or deny you credit, lending and even job opportunities.

Tuesday, June 4 — Auto-buying
Buying a car can be fun! Learn how to make good decisions when buying a vehicle.

Tuesday, June 11 — Home-buying
A home is the largest investment most of us will ever make. Learn how to position yourself for success in a mortgage. 

Register today! Please only select the workshops that you are interested in and can attend, as there is limited space.
Share our flyer (PDF) with your classmates and 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 23, 30 and June 6
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
LocationRegan Hall Main

Register today and share our flyer (PDF) with your colleagues!

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.

We will have another new, exciting challenge to complete in Summer/Fall 2019. Please email Connie Tan at for more information. Staff, faculty, and students - all are welcome! 


Plant-Powered, a Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition

Join us to learn about making delicious, nutritious meals without animal products! Plant-based meals can help improve both your health and the environment. Experienced vegan and clinical nutrition student, Rebekah Shulman, will explain the components of a whole-food, plant-based diet; how to build a balanced meal; and strategies to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. 

Date: Wednesday, May 29
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: 242 Asmundson Hall

Register today! Open to students, staff, faculty and retirees.

Share our 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: Alexander String Quartet With Joyce Yang
Date: Sunday, June 2
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $10 tickets for staff, faculty, and retirees (limit two per person). Use Promo Code JOYCE19. Promo valid May 1 - June 1.

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

Pianist Joyce Yang


About the artists: The Alexander String Quartet appears at the Mondavi Center for a fourth time this season, not for the quartet's continuing series of all of Shostakovich's string quartets, but for a special concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang a new work by Samuel Adams, Quintet for Piano and Strings, co-commissioned by the Mondavi Center. Also: Mozart's Quartet No. 2 for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 493; and Brahms' Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, op. 34. No commentary for this event. Learn more about Joyce Yang, the Alexander String Quartet, and Samuel Adams here