Friday, May 10, 2019

May 16, 2019: Bike to Work Day!

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Did you know May is Bike Month?  In support, UC San Diego is participating in the 2019 Bike to Work Day.  San Diego County will offer pit stops from 6-9am.  UC San Diego will offer two breakfast pit stops: 

Campus:  6-10am, Town Square near Student Business Services

Hillcrest:  6-9am, Arbor Dr. at Front St. near hospital entrance
Sports Medicine:  6-9am, 4520 Executive Dr. Plaza 1

Transportation Services and Housing, Dining and Hospitality are partnering to provide refreshments, a prize raffle and bicycle safety drawing.

For more details about Bike Month and Bike to Work Day, visit:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

UC Walks 2019: May 1, 11:30am-1pm

The yearly event is fast approaching.  Please join by getting outside to enjoy a group walk, chair massage, food samples and of course, a t-shirt!!

Online registration is here.  You may also register at the event.  Join us for a group walk at 11:45 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. at Hillcrest and 12pm at Jacobs!  
A wellness resource fair will be at both locations! Participants include: 
  • UCSD Health HR Benefits
  • Free chair massage from UCSD FitLife
  • Food samples from UCSD Health Dietetics Internship and The Weight Management Programs 
  • Ask the Registered Dietitian
  • The UCSD Center for Mindfulness 
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • UC San Diego Recreation
  • The WorkStrong Program
For more information about each location, follow this link.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

It's Here! The UC San Diego Health Healthy Meeting and Event Guide

This guide will help your department to make meetings and events healthier.  Use it to offer nutritious snacks and meals as well as when and how to incorporate movement to have participants feeling and performing better.  Additionally, you will learn how to use practices that improve meeting sustainability.  View the The Healthy Meeting and Event Guide online or contact Brenna Joyce at for a hard copy.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Stigma Free UC Presents: Anxiety - From Boredom to Burnout

The newest and final installment of Stigma Free UC webinar series takes place on Tuesday, February 19, 11am-12pm.  Dr. Robert Bota, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine, will host a webinar presentation centered around the topic of anxiety. 

For many, stress and anxiety are part of life - standard responses to life's many challenges.  When we start to feel overwhelmed, we may wonder:  When does stress begin to affect mental health?  When is anxiety a symptom of a psychiatric illness that warrants professional help?  And finally, how can we improve our brain health?

These questions will be addressed in the webinar by Dr. Bota, who focuses his professional work around the interplay between psychiatric illnesses and medical conditions, and explores innovative ways to address the spectrum of one's psychosomatic needs.

All UC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.  Registration is at  To listen by phone, dial 669-900-6833; meeting ID:  510 987 9443.

To view the full description visit UCnet.

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Winter 2019 Employee Wellness Newsletter is out!

In This Issue:
  • SMART Goals
  • The Perfect Fitness Week
  • Nutrition for the New Year
  • Exercise:  Positive Effects on Depression
  • Department Spotlight:  AVRC
  • New Year's Recipe:  Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
  • Community Fitness Opportunities
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Monday, January 7, 2019

Stigma-Free UC Webinar

Stigma-Free UC Presents:  Finding Your Words - Reducing Mental Health Stigma

Start 2019 with education about how to start conversations about mental health and tips on what to say and what not to say to a person experiencing depression.  Join Yener Balan, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist and the executive director of Behavorial Health for Kaiser Permanente,  Northern California. 
All UC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the webinar, which continues the Systemwide Well-Being Intiative's "Stigma-Free UC" effort to raise awareness about mental health issues and reduce barriers to treatment.  More information about UC's behavioral health benefits, including free services through, is available on UCnet's Behavioral Health page.

  • Thursday, January 24, 11am-12pm
  • Audio: 669-900-6833
    Meeting ID: 510 987 9443
  • Questions?  Contact Maura McLoughlin, 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Read the latest in the UC San Diego Health Employee Wellness Newsletter!

This quarter you can learn and read the following topics:

  • MindWell U Pilot
  • Maintain Don't Gain 2018 is Here!
  • Staff Highlight:  Center for Transplantation Wellness Day
  • Ask the Registered Dietitian:  Is it OK to Drink Coffee?
  • Exercise of the Fall:  Bird Dog with Blocks
  • Anti-Inflammatory Holiday Food Swaps
  • Fall Recipe:  Masala Chai Spiced Mousse

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