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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.


Summer Produce Challenge

Top 10 Seasonal Picks and Farmers’ Market Shopping Smarts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Instructor: Rachel Perez, MS, RD
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium, Room 1100

Boost your health this season by choosing the best summer fruits and vegetables. Come brush up on Farmers’ Market shopping tips, discover easy, breezy ways to fix up veggies and get the scoop on organic vs. nonorganic produce. Summer recipe sampling included!


Monday, July 6, 2015
Instructor: Kathy Lorenzato
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: ASCU-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.


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.