University of California, Riverside


Healthy Campus Initiative - Physical Activity

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  • Increase opportunities for physical activity through education, access and environmental support for a “movement” culture on campus.


  • Improve knowledge and benefits of physical activity through educational opportunities, academic coursework, and promotion of physical activity resources on and off campus.
  • Improve access to traditional and non-traditional physical activity resources.
  • Provide environmental support towards creating a movement culture through enhancements in the physical “built” environment, office and classrooms, and peer support mechanisms.

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  • "Take a Break" Stretch Campaign
    Relieve the stress caused by exams, papers and project deadlines by taking a 5-minute fit break to stretch out your muscles which will help you recharge and refocus.  Physical movement optimizes brain functions, relaxes tight muscles, and relieves your body of stress. Perform these 7 stretches daily to feel good and increase energy - you can even do them during class or your study break.

  • Live Fit / Live Well Exercises
    A complete book of easy-to-follow exercises for all levels

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  • Expand MobileFit Program with new classes – StairWell and Walking classes
  • Offer 10-15 minute stretch break service for departments and classrooms
  • Develop exercise videos/tutorials and stress relief/stretching videos
  • Create and distribute a fitness toolbox for departments/student organizations
  • Create a marked walking trail on campus

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 UCR Recreation CenterRecreation Center snapshot
 Mobile FitMobile Fit
Move MoreMove More
Alternative TransportationTAPS Alternative Transportation Program
Fundamentals of Yoga Fundamentals of Yoga
 Nutrition Healthy Eating subcommittee
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UCR Recreation


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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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