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The campus-wide WalkingFit program began in 2007 and encourages UCR faculty and staff to walk their way to a healthier body. Sign up today and receive a FREE pedometer, resistance band, printed exercise booklet, access to campus walking maps, walking tips, and on-going motivation and support. Track your steps and activities and earn incentive prizes! 

Check out the short video promoting the system wide UC Walks!

Bringing Fitness to You! The Mobile Fit program is intended for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a locally provided, on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness.

Move for 3-4 minutes every hour.  See how your fellow colleagues get moving at work!

UCWalks is an annual event held at each of the UC locations across the state on the same day.  In May 2014, UCR faculty, staff, and students walked over 815 miles!  Join us in May 2015 to walk even farther!

 

Resources

Interested in trying out a walking meeting?  Our handy Walking Meeting Guidelines can help you have a successful and productive meeting on the go. Or take a stand with a standing meeting.View our standing meeting guidelines to help you have a more active meeting.

Stretch posters are available from the Wellness Program for display in your office, conference room, break room, or next to the office copy machine.  The poster features models from the Human Resources department demonstrating easy stretches that you can do throughout the workday.  Contact wellness@ucr.edu to receive a free poster (posters are 18" x 24").

Free StairWell posters are available from the Wellness Program to be posted next to elevators throughout campus.  The signs are to encourage stair use by offering a gentle reminder at the moment when someone is making a decision whether to take the elevator or the stairs.  Contact wellness@ucr.edu to receive free laminated StairWell signs to post in your building (must receive permission from Building Supervisor prior to posting signs).

Incorporate 10-minute exercise breaks during lengthy meetings or any time of the day with Instant Recess™ breaks created by Dr. Antronette Yancey, UCLA.

A variety of alternative transportation programs and services are available to UCR faculty, staff, and students, including programs for those who walk or bike to work, those who use public transportation, and those interested in joining a vanpool.   

This walking map has 4 walking routes around the UCR campus mapped out.  Ranging from a 10 minute walk to a longer 45 minute walk, pick a path to walk today and let's get moving.  

The Recreation department at UCR offers an expanded Recreation Center Facility, Outdoor Excursion programs and events, a variety of fitness and wellness classes, and personal training services at all UCR faculty and staff.  Visit the recreation.ucr.edu website to learn more about all they have to offer.   

Being physically active is one of the most important steps that Americans of all ages can take to improve their health. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.

 Walk Riverside - Access your complete guide to Riverside's best walking routes and trails.   

 Safe Walking Routes - The City of Riverside is abundant with beautiful neighborhoods and scenery just waiting to be explored. Located near city parks, in neighborhoods or in downtown, these safe walking routes provide an excellent opportunity for you and your family to exercise and enjoy all that Riverside has to offer.

EveryBody Walk is a campaign to get America Walk. Website provide walking resources, tips, walking groups, maps, videos and event information.

City of Riverside Activity Guide
Information from the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department

Stretches for the Upper and Lower Body

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1160 University Ave.

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-3089
E-mail: julie.chobdee@ucr.edu

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