University of California, Riverside


Current and Upcoming Events

Relaxation Yoga with Diane Del Buono – Spring 2019

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.

For session dates and more information, please view the Relaxation Yoga flyer.

Walk and Talk with Leadership - Semi Cole

All UCR faculty, staff and students are invited to come and get to know Semi Cole, UCR Associated Student Body President. The Walk and Talk is a healthy opportunity for UCR faculty, staff and students to meet the leader along with fellow walkers, ask questions or just enjoy the exercise.

 When is it


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. 
Meet at Scotty the Bear outside the HUB

          Julie Chobdee
          (951) 827-5082 |
Print and Post the Walk and Talk flyer.

10th Annual UC Walks

When is it

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
UCR Outdoor Track

All UCR faculty, staff and students welcome!

  • Free T-shirts - while supplies last
  • Healthy Refreshments
  • Chair Massages (first come)
  • Cooking demonstrations (SRC)
  • Games | Special/Raffle prizes
  • and more...

For more information, view the 10th Annual UC Walks flyer.

To register, visit the UC Walks registration webpage.

The Mobile Fit program is available to all UCR faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a free and convenient on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness. The goal of this program is to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries by increasing body awareness, improving core strength and stability, improving coordination and reaction time, and increasing flexibility.

There are  Mobile Fit groups throughout the campus. If you would like to attend any of these groups, please email the group’s contact person to complete a consent form.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Print and post the flyer.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 1-year lifestyle change program based on research led by the National Institutes of Health and is open to all UCR faculty and staff. DPP is designed for non-diabetic individuals ages 18 and older who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help you reach your health goals.

The program includes:

 1-hour sessions led by trained lifestyle coaches from the UCR School of Medicine – held weekly for the first 3 months, bi-weekly the following 3 months and monthly for the last 6 months.Information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques and diabetes prevention education.

The program sessions are free and will begin in early September. Classes will be coordinated based on group preference and room availability.

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


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 to register.

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

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

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

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