I CAN is a 6-week interactive program for those that want to jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle. This program offers fitness assessments, a hands-on cooking class and grocery tour, weekly group workouts with a certified personal trainer and a fun group experience. Don’t think about how many other times you’ve promised to do this for yourself – this time just say I CAN!
Please note that there are limited spots available for this program. If you are interested in participating, please register as soon as possible using the link below to reserve your spot in the program. You will only need to register once for the program, but the program itself will consist of weekly nutrition programs on Tuesdays and workouts on Thursdays for the duration of the program.
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The Be Well at Work Wellness Program team would love your feedback on our programs! As we look ahead to future programs, we are constantly looking to improve the quality and variety of workshops and resources we offer. Additionally, all participants who complete the survey will be entered to win a raffle for a chance to win 1 of 2 ($75 Gift Cards) or 1 of 4 ($25 Gift Cards) of choice!
We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey and we look forward to using your feedback to improve our programs!
Take advantage of the wave of fresh new vegetables that spring brings such as asparagus and carrots in this colorful grain salad. Buckwheat groats, a less commonly used whole grain compared to brown rice and quinoa, is tender and cooks in only 10-12 minutes! Some of the vegetables in this recipe are more readily available towards the end of spring, so feel free to swap in snap peas or other early spring vegetables, or add a protein source, fresh herbs, or other toppings. Find more recipes on theCook Well Berkeleypage.
Are you looking for a fun way to connect with your colleagues? We offer customizable 1-2 hour "cook-alongs" for work units and staff organizations by request. They are typically virtual but we can explore an in-person option. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.
Ladle & Leaf serves salads, soups, and bowls on the first floor of the MLK Jr. building (Student Union). The menu offers plenty of vegetables, whole grains, plant proteins, healthy fats, and flavor! They accept flex dollars, which, by the way, are available for staff and faculty.
Join this webinar to learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Additionally, this workshop will cover more on the keyboards and devices covered by the Ergonomics Matching Funds Program.
Learn how to set up an ergonomic and safe working environment for your unit. The Ergonomics Matching Funds Program will be covered and how to apply and use the campus resources efficiently to reduce ergonomic risks.
Learn ways to improve ergonomics in your everyday life. This workshop will address safe ways to perform daily household chores, gardening, and driving. Safe sleeping postures, self-care activities and body mechanics will also be addressed.
Learn the basics of remote ergonomics and how to set up a safe workstation at home. This workshop will provide up to date information on the Be Well at Work Ergonomics Matching Funds Program and current campus resources.
Be Well at Work Employee Assistance and Work/Life invite faculty and staff to join us for a monthly meditation group which will offer a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation during the work day. Each month will focus on a beneficial intention to guide us.
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This virtual workshop provides an interactive, as well as informative look into the process of Disability Management.Register!
Strategies for Managing Depression
Tue, March 21 | 12-1pm | Virtual
Join us for this workshop as we work to destigmatize and demystify depression as well as discuss evidence based treatments and coping strategies.Register!
Financial Planning for Long-term Care
Thu, March 23 | 12-1:30pm | Virtual
Learn how to plan ahead for yourself and/or your loved ones through variety of financial planning options.Register!
National Nutrition Month
March isNational Nutrition Month®, and this year is the 50th anniversary! This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future, which highlights the importance of fueling our bodies at every age and eating with the environment in mind. An easy place to start is to eat more plant foods, which are generally nutritious and have a smaller impact on the environment. They can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Shop local by shopping at the farmers’ market or sign up for a CSA. Choosing foods that come in minimal or more sustainable packaging is important for the planet, too. Use reusable bags for your fresh produce (hint: you could win some organic cotton produce bags by attending a Cook Well Berkeley class). Some grocery stores have bulk dry goods that can be placed into your own reusable containers. Make sustainable swaps when possible - for example, choose products with less packaging.
In partnership with Kaiser, Be Well at Work Wellness Program is excited to share the Thriving Thursdays series! These virtual workshops are available to all UC Berkeley staff and faculty and will cover a variety of health topics throughout the semester. Check out the series flyer here!
Weight-based discrimination and fatphobia are normalized through current medical/health paradigms, which pathologize the fat body as unnatural, unhealthy, and undeserving of care. These paradigms have been critiqued for being unsupported empirically and for facilitating the poor treatment of people in larger bodies. Viewing fat bodies through the lens of medicine/health limits our ability to understand that ending weight-based discrimination is an urgent human rights issue above all else. In this intersectional primer, expect to learn the basics of what weight-based discrimination and fatphobia are, how they manifest explicitly and implicitly, theories on their origins, a review of some of the literature that tracks their impacts (from medical bias leading to less frequent preventive care for fat patients to the bias that leads to a wage gap between plus-size women and straight-size women), as well as short and long term solutions. This session is led by Virgie Tovar, author of four books (including You Have the Right to Remain Fat and The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color) and contributor for Forbes.com, where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work.
The Body Diversity and Weight Inclusion Work Group wants to hear from you! If you have not done so already, please complete this survey. You may opt to include your email if you want to get involved or simply stay informed about our work.