Spring 2012 Schedule:
Know Your Numbers is a fasting health screening (using a simple fingerstick and Cholestech equipment) for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Receive your confidential results immediately and referrals to resources.
Knowing your numbers is one of the best ways to
evaluate your health and to provide motivation for managing your
health. Even if you feel great and look healthy, you may not know
what's going on inside. Many diseases are "silent" and
affect your health long before you feel anything wrong. Knowing
your numbers can help identify your risks and including your numbers
in the Health Assessment through StayWell or Kaiser gives you
a more complete picture of your health status. See
the Health Assessment webpage for information and detail on
incentives for completing your HA.
- Schedule your appointment at UCB Learning Center. (Screening may take up to 30 minutes.)
- Fast 12 hours prior to the screening.
- Bring $10 cash or check made out to UC Regents
Leading a Healthy Lifestyle Webinar
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:10-1 pm, Online
Gain a better understanding of specific diet and exercise habits to reduce your health risks and the resources available to you. This webinar is a good first step following the Know Your Numbers health screening. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Alive! A Lifestyle Intervention
Via Email --- Watch the recent news video about the ALIVE! program and read the success story of one of our own UCB colleagues.
This email-based program, developed by UC Professor Emerita Gladys Block, guides you to develop new healthy habits by taking small steps tailored to your lifestyle and preferences. Choose a 12-week track on carbs/fats, fruits/veg, or physical activity. You can also choose to participate in a research study of Alive.
To register, go to: http://www.nutritionquest.com/UCAlive/
To learn more about the ALIVE program, go to the Alive webpage.
I CAN! Commitment to Activity
and Nutrition See the WELL Said! testimonials page to see videos and read testimonials from I CAN! participants.
Class – Tuesdays, Mar. 20-May 1, 12:10-1 pm, Wheeler Hall; the two cooking classes are held in Morgan Hall
Workout – Mondays, Mar. 26-Apr. 30; OR Thursdays, Mar. 22-Apr.26, 12:10-1:30 pm, Edwards Track
This 6-week healthy lifestyle program is designed for all ages and body sizes to help you develop healthy eating habits and move from being inactive to physically active. The class meets twice a week for six weeks. On one day the group meets on the track with our fitness trainer to learn and practice realistic exercises to do anytime and anywhere. Modifications are provided to accommodate every fitness level. On the other day, the group meets with our Registered Dietitian to learn and practice healthy eating habits, which includes two hands-on cooking classes, and weekly behavior goals. All participants are provided with a pedometer to work toward the goal of 10,000 steps a day, a fitness band for the workout, and a variety of nutrition education materials.
Don’t think about how many other times you’ve promised to do this for yourself – just say I CAN! this time. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Active for Life program, a team-based, 10-week program that encourages you more physically active and eat healthier. Developed and supported by the American Cancer Society, Active for Life uses teams and an online point system to provide the social support and tracking that lead to successful lifestyle changes. Team captains provide encouragement and communications about weekly activities -- and teams are rewarded as members make progress toward their goals. It's easy, builds team spirit and helps you reach your personal wellness goals. See the Active for Life page.
Wednesdays, Mar. 14 or May 9, 12:10-1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Learn why it is important to interrupt sitting for long periods, and how simple it is to take moving breaks every hour to help you with energy, focus and improved health. This workshop includes strategies for movement breaks, exercises to improve posture and core strength, basic office ergonomic principles, and additional resources. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Health at Every Size®
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 12:10-1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
With each new year, many people embark on diets with hopes of improving their health and looking better. Most of these diets end unsuccessfully. This class will explore why diets don't work and will share the Health at Every Size® approach to help you move towards a more peaceful relationship to food and your body. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Marielle Berg, M.F.T.
Health At Every Size is a registered trademark of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and is used with permission.
Brown Baggin’ It
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:10-1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Stop spending too much eating out at lunch or settling on the same-old boring sandwich everyday. Get inspired with fresh ideas for time-saving, healthy, and budget-friendly lunches that put some creativity and excitement back in the brown bag! Recipes, demonstration and samples provided. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Seasonal Vegetables Made Easy
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 12:10-1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Yes, vegetables can be delicious! Learn to love veggies with efficient and simple cooking techniques to feature tasty vegetables with meals. Recipes, demonstration and samples provided. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Wednesdays, Feb. 8 or Apr. 18, 12:10-1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Free, Use your own body weight, No equipment needed. Learn exercises to energize and improve your ability to move with budget-friendly strength and flexibility routines that can be done anywhere, anytime. Participants will receive an exercise band and a guide for different types of workouts. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Dancing for Fun and Fitness
3rd Friday each month, Feb. 17, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18, June 15, 12:10-1 pm, 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes including ballet, belly dancing, hip hop and Zumba. No partner required. Enroll at UCB Learning Center. Co-sponsored with Recreational Sports.
Restorative Yoga for Relaxation
Mondays, Feb. 27 or Apr. 9 or June 11, 12:10-1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Participants will be introduced to the basics of Restorative Yoga to learn simple poses that promote deep relaxation and can be done anywhere. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Jason Emmanuel Britton, UCB Department of Physical Education
Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School
Tuesday, Mar. 6 or Thursday, May 17, 1:30-5 pm, Tang Ed Center
The first two hours cover breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The last hour focuses on planning for return-to-work or school and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the latter portion of the class. Enroll at UCB Learning Center.
Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant
See the Breastfeeding Support Program, serving UCB, UCOP, and LBNL students, faculty, staff and their spouse/domestic partners, for lactation rooms on campus and breastpumps sold at cost.
Eat Green: Create Healthy & Sustainable Food Habits
Begins April 9
Learn to purchase, prep, cook, and serve in a more environmentally friendly way with this 4-week behavior change program. The program is email and web-based and designed to help create healthy & sustainable food habits. For more information and to register visit uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/healthmatters/eatgreen.shtml.
The Walking Group meets every MWF, 12:10 pm, at the Campanile. Fit 30-40 minutes of walking into your work day for the benefits of social support, stress relief, and renewed energy. No enrollment required. Check the website for special events: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/healthmatters/walkinggroup.shtml.
Ready to Quit and How!
Free phone consultation to discuss your readiness to quit smoking and help match quit resources to your needs. Get a free quit kit from Health*Matters and check out our online resources. Call Kristl Buluran at 643-9082.