University of California, Riverside

Wellness



Current and Upcoming Events


Walk with a Doc

A monthly 30-minute walk and talk. A healthy opportunity for faculty, staff and students to meet the leader along with fellow walkers, ask questions and just enjoy the exercise. 

Come and join Dr. Ken Ballou on Wednesday, February 21 at 12:15 p.m. at the Scotty the Bear Statue at the HUB. 

Winter Workshop Series

A partnership between the UCR Highlander Chefs, Healthy Campus Initiative: Nutrition and Healthy Eating workgroup and the Global Food initiative brings you a workshop series that includes food demonstrations and nutrition education. 

Who should attend
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
 
When is it?

Dorm Room Delights

Tuesday, March 6
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | HUB 302

My Life Check

My Life Check is a health assessment and improvement tool that encourages you to take actions and form habits to move toward ideal heart health. The tool uses information about your diet, exercise and other key measures of health to identify your areas of greatest opportunity for health improvement and generate a custom action plan tailored specifically to you.

The American Heart Association created My Life Check to help people protect against their number one health threat – heart disease. The My Life Check recommendations are based on the science of ideal heart health, and designed to pinpoint small changes that can yield big results. There are seven (7) important predictors of heart health that the assessment focuses on. Research shows that people who maintain optimal levels for just three to four of these measures cut their risk of heart-related death by more than half.

How it works

  1. Visit My Life Check
  2. Create your My Life Check profile – use company code: UOC005
  3. Take the health assessment – anonymous and confidential
  4. Receive your personalized nutrition and action plan

NEW Winter 2018 MobileFit Schedule

The MobileFit program is available for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a convenient on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness. 

NEW Chair Massage
Relax your muscles and soothe your stress. Sign-up for your FREE Chair massage today. 
Tuesdays, Bannockburn – Dates: Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 13
Thursdays, Sproul Hall – Dates: Feb 22, Mar 8 (ALL DATES FULL) 
 Registration is required, email nicole.vargas@ucr.edu to sign-up. 

R'MOVE (formally WalkingFit) 

The Faculty and Staff Wellness program and The WELL bring you R’Move, an online physical activity tracking program, where you track your steps and earn prizes! The more you MOVE, the more you win!

R’Move is a FREE physical activity tracking program (WalkerTracker), that syncs with your activity device (such as, Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, etc. or your IPhone or Android phone). Steps are automatically uploaded to your profile.

Visit ucr.walkertracker.com to register.

Winter Relaxation Yoga with Diane Del Buono

Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor, will lead gentle yoga poses where a chair replaces the yoga mat. The chair becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health benefits all while wearing casual work clothes. 

To view the 2018 Winter schedule and registration information, click here

UCR Farmers Market

Every Thursday / 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: At the Flagpole Lawn by Hinderacker

The UCR Farmers Market is open to the campus community, and features local farmers and vendors who offer a variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, artisanal foods, handcrafted items from jewelry to essential oils, and much more. 

For more information, please contact UCRFarmersMarket@ucr.edu.

 Sponsored by the Healthy Campus Initiative partners.

UCR FarmShare

UCR FarmShare is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program – part of a national trend that brings fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs straight from local farms to universities, businesses and municipalities. Choices are organic and includes artisanal varieties as well as supermarket favorites. UCR is partnering with a NEW farmer, Sage Mountain Farms, to provide the opportunity to eat healthy and buy locally with a more customized and convenient program. 

How It Works – Participants visit http://www.sagemountainfarm.com/ and click on CSA on the menu bar and then click sign-up. Small and large shares are available. You can choose UCR as your pick-up location or any location listed that is convenient for you.

Pick up from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. every Thursday at the Flagpole Lawn by Hinderacker

Financial Wellness Webinars and Resources

Saving for retirement should be one of your most important financial goals, but you may have debt that makes saving feel impossible. With a little know-how and some discipline, you can plan for all your savings goals. Learn how by attending an on-campus workshop or in a live webinar.

Set up Retirement Planning workshops for your departments. For more information, please click here.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Free NRT

Nicotine replacement therapy is available at Human Resources and the Student Health Services for UCR staff, faculty and students, who are current tobacco users, to use while on UC property to maintain a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please click here.  

1:1 and Group Tobacco Cessation

Ongoing

Staff, faculty, and students who wish to stop smoking and using tobacco products can meet 1:1 or in a group with VJ Sleight, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. 

AIR Training

Available by request for departments and groups.

A customized training to help you communicate the smoke/tobacco free policy using the AIR (Approach, Inform, Refer) strategy.  To request a training, please contact tobaccofree@ucr.edu.

More Information 

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

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672
E-mail: julie.chobdee@ucr.edu

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