October 2021
Healthy Holiday Challenge
Nov 8 - Dec 17
6-week Online Lifestyle Program

Give yourself the gift of healthier habits this year with the Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program supports you with small, healthy steps you build on each week and can keep going through the new year. Join us for a healthful, relaxing, balanced, and fun holiday season!

This challenge includes:

  • Weekly Raffle Prizes
  • Two Grand Prizes
  • Weekly newsletters with resources, recipes, and challenges for support and motivation
  • Daily wellness postcards
  • Virtual events
Healthy Beverage Initiative

The Healthy Beverage Initiative (HBI), part of Healthy Campus Network, aims to provide and promote drinking tap water and reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages on the UC Berkeley campus. University Health Services is promoting a #WaterMadeThis 6-week campaign on Instagram - Check out @bewellcal for more information, including how to win prizes! If you would like to learn more about this initiative, check out the recorded informational session and HBI webpage.
Active at Work
Dancing for Fun & Fitness

Zumba/Samba:
Hula/Tahitian: 11/19
12:10-1pm | Online
Instructors:
Nadia Qabazard
Nicole Castillo
Yoga for Tension &
Stress Relief

12:10-1pm | Online  
Instructor:
Laurie Ferris
register by clicking linked dates
WorkFit Online (RSF)

Free Virtual Classes
(click class names to register)

Nutrition Resources
Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School
Thu, Oct. 7, 1-4:15pm | Online
Speaker: Tina Benitez, IBCLC 

This free 3-hour class is offered once a semester and is taught by a certified lactation consultant. 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 last portion.
Lactation Room Updates

  • Giannini Hall is now open! For access to this room, refer to the program registration.
  • For a complete map of lactation rooms, as well as other parenting resources, refer to the UC Berkeley Bear Cub Map.
  • We are launching a calendar scheduling system for all rooms! Details to follow in an email to current program participants.
Be Well at Work Resources
Creativity and Your Well-Being Series: Homemade Gifts I
Fri, Oct. 15, 12:10-1pm | Online
Instructor: Nicole Castillo

This fun series returns this semester! Engaging in creative activities can lower your blood pressure, decrease stress, improve your immune system, and increase your ability to be more productive. You can also save money by making your own thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts. Preview the supply list, and come craft along!
Core Essentials for Better Posture
Tue, Oct. 19, 12-1pm | Online

Learn ways to improve your posture through awareness of movement patterns and exercises to balance muscles. Safe ways to sit, walk and stand will be addressed. 
Become a BerkeleyWalks! Walking Leader

Experience the benefits of social wellbeing, stress relief and renewed energy by becoming a BerkeleyWalks! Walking Leader. This redesigned BerkeleyWalks! Walking program will safely resume in Spring 2022 and we are recruiting walking leaders to help lead a 30 minute walk once or twice a month.

If you enjoy walking outdoors or exploring Berkeley’s beautiful campus, sign-up today to learn more about the program and the special Walking Leader incentives. For questions or more information contact Cori Evans at corievans@berkeley.edu.
Volunteer at the Staff Community Garden

The Staff Community Garden has resumed monthly volunteer days. Come experience the many healthy benefits of gardening, while safely socializing with the campus community!
Campus Happenings
Thu, Oct. 28, 3-5pm | Online

Are you looking for greater fulfillment in your work or personal life? This experiential workshop will move through a seven-chakra somatic experience to help you connect with your inner wisdom.
Bears in the Kitchen: Virtual Cook-Along
Wed, Sept. 29, 4-5pm | Online

Join a UHS Registered Dietitian making salmon cakes and a seasonal salad of orange, beets and arugula. We'll be cooking live and you can follow along.
Faculty/Staff Flyer and Information
Fall Workshops and Programs

Click the image to open the flyer and learn about this semester's exciting offerings.
You can find more information on our workshops page.
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