January/ February 2018
Energize to Be Well Challenge 
Feb 12 -Mar 23
6- week online program

Do you want to have more energy, improve your health, and be more engaged and productive at work?

The 6-week online challenge promotes daily practices to help you feel energized and engaged. Taking breaks, breathing, moving, eating the right foods, resting, and even being positive can boost your energy
and help you be well at work and home.  Team participation is  encouraged for social support and will be recognized throughout the challenge. 

The themed weekly newsletter includes goals, tips and resources.   Submit your weekly progress for a chance to win prizes, including a  grand prize of a FitBit Alta! Participating teams will be eligible for  additional team-building raffle prizes. 

Upcoming Programs
Know Your Numbers Health Screenings

Wed 1/24

Appointments offered every 15 minutes
Tang Education Center, $10 fee 

Know Your Numbers is a voluntary, fasting health screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Receive your confidential results (seen only by wellness program staff) and resources for follow-up immediately. 

How To Register:
1. Click on the linked dates above
2. Under the header ' Offerings '  change the ' Seat Availability ' to All.
3. Check the box - Know Your Numbers
4. Select your appointment time
5. Click Submit
Active @ Work
Fridays 12:10-1pm | 251 Hearst Gym

Dancing for Fun and Fitness
Fri 2/9 Samba | 3/23 Zumba 4/6 Hula/Polynesian
5/4 Zumba |  Instructor: Nadia Qabazard
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. No partner required. Comfortable
 clothing and athletic shoes recommended.   

Click the linked dates above to register.

Yoga for Stress and Tension Relief
Fri 2/163/9, 4/20  Instructor: Laurie Ferris
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of  movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of  your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended. 

Click the linked dates above to register, and Laurie's name to read her bio.

First Steps to Functional Fitness
Fri 2/23 |  Instructor: Cori Evans, MA, NSCA
The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in  7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a  sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will  receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended. 

Get Fit in 7 Minutes
Fri 3/16 |  Instructor: Cori Evans, MA, NSCA
Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.)  workout using your body weight, a chair, and wall can help you maximize  your  time, space, strength, and flexibility routine. According to the American  College of  Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high- intensity, limited rest design, can offer numerous health benefits in much less time than traditional programs. Prerequisite: All first time or returning exercisers are encouraged, however not required to have attended the First Steps  into Functional Fitness workshop  prior to attending this workshop. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Eat Well to Energize
Nutrition Workshop with Cook Well Berkeley Demo
Thu 2/15 | 12:10-1pm | Tang Ed Center (Section Club) | Instructor: Kim Guess, RD 

Balanced meals can help keep your energy steady throughout the day and as a bonus, these meals are also good for weight management  and long-term health! Learn how to combine food groups in a tasty way that will help you focus on work through the morning, avoid the afternoon slump, and have energy to do what you want to do when you get home from work. Presentation, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided. 
Save the Date: I CAN! 
Commit to Activity and Nutrition
6-week Healthy Lifestyle Program, 3/27-5/1
Instructors: Cori Evans, MA, NSCA and Kim Guess, RD

For those that want to jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle, this free 6-week program will equip you with the skills you need to get started. I CAN! is an interactive program that includes nutrition and fitness assessments, a hands-on cooking class and grocery tour, weekly group workouts with a certified personal trainer, and a pedometer to encourage you to work toward 10,000 steps a day. Don't think about how many other times you've promised to do this for yourself - this time just say I CAN! 

Food and Beverage Choices Policy

As of January 1, 2018, UC Berkeley has issued the Food and Beverage Choices policy to ensure that healthy options are accessible on campus. A nutrition policy is an effective environmental strategy can help staff, faculty, students, and visitors make healthy choices.
You may notice some subtle changes around campus over the next year. To learn more, please visit:
Nutrition Programs
Recipe of the Month

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This warm and hearty meal can be quickly prepared in  a slow cooker before you leave for work, or stored in the  f reezer until it is ready to be cooked. Serve with brown  rice or other whole grain and/ or a vegetable side dish. 

Find the recipe at Eat Well @ Work and other recipes at
Ask the Dietitian

Get answers to your nutrition questions with our  Ask the Dietitian service.  
New Lactation Room: Wheeler Hall

Attention mothers:
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We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new lactation room in Wheeler Hall. You can view the location of this building on our  lactation room map . If you have not registered for our Breastfeeding Support Program and would like access to this room, please register here. If you have already registered, please email jenniferguerra@berkeley.edu to request access. Learn more about our 
Healthy U
Cell Phones and Your Health

California has issued new cell-phone safety guidelines for adults and children. UC Berkeley's own Joel Moskowitz has been calling for precautions around cell phones and wireless radiation for years, and was our wellness program's keynote speaker in Fall 2015.

Some studies show that long-term, high cell-phone use may be linked to cancers in the brain and head, lower sperm counts, headaches, and adverse effects on learning and memory. Recommendations include using speakerphone or a headset while talking on the phone, not sleeping with your phone near your head, and reducing or avoiding phone use when the signal is weak.

Technology, including cell phones, can also affect your emotional health. To learn more about this topic, register for this workshop: Technology and Your Emotional Health, Wed 2/7, 12:10-1:30pm, Tang Ed Center.
Spring Semester Workshops and Programs
Be Well at Work Spring Flyer

The  Be Well at Work Spring 2018 flyer
is now available online! You can find a PDF of the flyer, as well as descriptions and enrollment links under Workshops and Training.

Note: Departments will be receiving a small supply of the 11x17 promotion flyers for posting in highly visible locations. 

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