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Brown Bag Series

The WorkLife Wellness Program offers a variety of wellness classes and information to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles for all employees, staff, faculty, retirees, and students.

 

Meditation

Monday, July 20, 2015
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Glassrock Building, Room 7106

For the 2015 Meditation Series, each month we will explore practical suggestions on how to live a radiantly healthy life. We will learn how to have more energy and vitality, to be receptive, to be relaxed, to recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart and to have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.  These workshops can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Smart Smoothies – How to Improve What You Put in Your Blender

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Presenter: Angela Damron, RD
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium, Room 100

Are smoothies a part of your current diet? Come learn more about building a smarter smoothie. We will explore several different topics including: ways your smoothies can be unhealthy; the differences between smoothies and juicing, and ways to make heart smart smoothies. We will also discuss the nutritional benefits of smoothie boosters such as flax and chia seeds.

Weight Management: It is not Rocket Science but Sometimes it Feels That Way

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Presenter: Evelyn Miller, MAS, RD, IBCLC
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Main Hospital, Davis Room 7705

Weight gain is typically something that happens over time (months to years) and it can take that same amount of time to lose weight. Typically weight gain is attributed to behaviors in our day to day life, not one isolated event or meal. This class is design to give you some basic tips on weight management & caloric balance. You will walk away understanding what a calorie is, general calorie ranges for achieving weight loss, recommendations for physical activity, tools for monitoring calorie intake, and additional resources for weight management. The goal is to give you the basic information and practical tips which you can begin putting into practice after leaving the class. We hope to refocus your view of weight management on lifestyle changes vs. a classic “dieting” mentality.

Meditation

Monday, August 17, 2015
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Glassrock Building, Room 7106

For the 2015 Meditation Series, each month we will explore practical suggestions on how to live a radiantly healthy life. We will learn how to have more energy and vitality, to be receptive, to be relaxed, to recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart and to have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.  These workshops can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Reiki

Monday, August 24, 2015
Instructor: Kathy Lorenzato
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Main Hospital, Lower Basement, ACSU-G344

Are you tired and need more energy?  Are you high-strung or anxious and looking for ways to relax?  Are you dealing with pain issues?  Have you noticed the Reiki classes being offered through the Center for the Professional Practice of Nursing and wondered what is Reiki anyway?

Come to this introductory class and learn more about Reiki!
Reiki is considered “energy work,” as opposed to massage, which is “body work.”  It helps the recipient increase his/her natural energy to enhance relaxation, and promote the healing process.  Reiki has been used in the UCD Children’s Hospital for the past 16 years to help children and their family members deal with pain, reduce stress, and increase their ability to cope with illness/injury and the rigors of hospitalization.

Local Agritourism

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Instructor: Penny Leff with UC Small Farm Program
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), Room 2020

Sacramento and Davis are surrounded by innovative farmers who grow delicious fruits and vegetables, produce excellent olive oil, wine, jams, juices, honey and other products, and who are happy to invite you to experience a little of farm life. Learn about local agritourism opportunities including U-Pick farms, tours, festivals, workshops, farm stays and farm stands.

Contact Marina Podoreanu, WorkLife and Wellness Coordinator, at mpodoreanu@ucdavis.edu, Phone: 916.734.2760