September 2019
4-week Partner-based Physical Activity Adventure
Find a partner and join us for a travel-themed walking adventure! Each weekly newsletter will be themed around a different country, motivating you with interesting facts, upcoming events, and more. Track your activity with your partner for the chance to win weekly prizes and a grand prize. You can also track other activities such as bicycling, swimming, and wheelchair use.

For more information visit wellness workshops and programs or download the flyer here .
Registration Instructions

  1. Click on the linked dates above
  2. On the Know Your Numbers header select "Register"
  3. Next select "Add"
  4. Choose your appointment time and select "Add"
  5. View the Registration Summary and click "Register"

Visit here for instructions and step by step photos. 
Appointments Available
Wednesday 9/18 and Friday 9/20
Tang Education Center | 7:30 - 10:00am
($10 fee)

Why know your numbers? 
Knowing your numbers is one of the best ways to evaluate your health by identifying your risk and providing 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.

Know Your Numbers is a voluntary, fasting health screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, weight, and waist circumference. Receive your confidential results (seen only by Be Well at Work - Program staff) and resources for follow-up immediately. Appointments offered every 15 minutes. Plan for 25-30 minutes to complete the screening.  
The Be Well at Work Healthy Department Certification program, now in its second year, successfully launched in Fall 2018 with the goal of creating sustainable, healthy workplace communities where faculty and staff are more engaged, energized, and empowered to lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent injury and illness at work. 

In the program's inaugural year, 11 departments achieved the 3-year certification and are now featured on the Healthy Department Certification Hall of Fame webpage .

Applications open October 1 and to learn more about the Healthy Department Certification contact Cori Evans at or visit .
Active at Work
Dancing For Fun and Fitness
12:10 - 1pm | 251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Nadia Qabazard

Zumba - 9/6 | Samba -  10/4
Hula/Polynesian -  11/1
Zumba/Samba -  12/6

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Y oga for Tension and Stress Relief
12:10 - 1pm | 251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Laurie Ferris

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation.
Nutrition Resources
Breastfeeding and Parenting Resources
Planning Your
Pregnancy Leave
Thur 9/5 | 12:10 - 1:30pm
Tang Education Center

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/
Returning to Work or School
Wed 10/2 | 1 - 4:15pm
Tang Education Center

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is divided into two parts. The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of the class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please note: Students and all others unable to use the UCB Learning Center to enroll, please enroll by calling Be Well at Work – Wellness Program at (510) 643-4646.
Campus Happenings
9/25 and 12/12 | 12:10 - 1:30pm | Tang Education Center

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep. For more information visit Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance .

Masters Thesis Project

Type II Diabetes is among the largest global health emergency of the 21st century and its incidence is constantly rising. In search of test subjects, master's candidate Ralph Forsbach is looking for participants for a short 5 minute anonymous survey . This research is part of his thesis and seeks to answer important questions regarding the adoption of wearables in Type II Diabetes screening to leverage preventive healthcare. For more information contact Ralph Forsbach at .

Fall Semester Workshops and Programs

The Be Well at Work Fall 2019 Flyer is now available online! You can find a PDF of the flyer, as well as descriptions and enrollment links under Workshops and Training .