UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of FREE activities and events coming up in the New Year. Sign up today for topics including Zumba, Mindfulness@Work, The Toxin Myth, Nutrition vs. Nourishment, Ergo your Office: Getting smart with your Workspace, Office Ergo rep training, and more!
Part 1 of our ‘Debunking the Diet Series’ with Dr. Thara Vayali – The terms “toxin” and “detox” are commonly used in natural health and wellness lingo. Find out what it all really means and understand your body’s actual detoxification mechanisms. Learn what to look for in a safe “detox” plan and leave with three valid and useful diet and lifestyle changes that help you step into a cleaner, clearer new year. For more information, or to register, click here.
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind dance/fitness program. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in an exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate. For more information, or to register, click here.
On Wednesday January 28th 2015, UBC is hosting its annual UBC Suicide Awareness Day. This day is held to bring awareness to the UBC campus community regarding suicide prevention by educating students, staff and faculty on the resources available to them on campus. Click here for more information.
Join UBC Ergonomics Advisor Abigail Overduin in this one-hour tutorial combining a presentation and a practical session giving you the skills to optimize your office environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. For more information, or to register visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/health/ergonomics/
UBC Ergonomics strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. We provide the training (one three-hour session) and material required for reps to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health for employees in their departments. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the UBC Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, how to notice signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up, and to control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms. For more information, or to register visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/health/ergonomics/
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based educational program that reduces stress, cultivates physical and mental health, and promotes balance and well-being. Mindfulness is a basic human quality, a way of learning how to pay wise attention to what is happening in your life. The practice of mindfulness reduces reactivity and promotes greater connection inwardly and outwardly. MBSR@Work specifically focuses on integrating the practice of mindfulness in the workplace to promote effectiveness, teamwork, and communication. The MBSR@Work Six-Week Program begins April 2015. Attendance at this orientation is mandatory to register for the six-week program. Click here for more information and to register.
Part 2 of our ‘Debunking the Diet Series’ with Dr. Thara Vayali – Every diet since the industrial age has villainized or glorified one nutrient over another. Join a discussion on diet trends through time and what elements of these diets do and do not work. Develop an understanding of the macronutrient balance required for a healthy body, so that you can better evaluate new diets. Leave with three dietary shifts you can make to find balance. For more information, or to register, click here.
Part 3 of our ‘Debunking the Diet Series’ with Dr. Thara Vayali – Superfoods are everywhere. Eat this, for that. How much? How long? For what end? Find out the components of nourishment, and learn the merits of 10 superfoods. Leave with three tools that help you shift from calories/nutrient counting into feeling nourished and making the most out of your food choices. For more information, or to register, click here.