By Melissa Lafrance on May 3, 2016
UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this spring. Sign up today for programs including Stress Relaxation Techniques, Parenting Tips, Movement, Dr. Thara Vayali’s Three-Week Balanced & Bright Cleanse Series, Ergonomics, CAMMPUS, and plenty more!
Stress Relaxation Techniques – May 5, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Make time to calm down and reduce stress, using both proactive and reactive relaxation techniques. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of the stress response, discuss the importance of managing stress, and practice stress reducing exercises. For more information and to register, click here.
Move by Design – an Interactive Movement Workshop – May 12, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
With the support and guidance from two chiropractors, you will learn the best ways to move and mobilize your body to maximize results while minimizing risk. For more information and to register, click here.
30 Day Online Mindfulness Challenge Wrap-up Celebration – May 16, 2016 @ 1:30-2pm (Location: Point Grey)
This session is an opportunity to celebrate all the people at UBC who participated in the 30 Day Online Mindfulness Challenge in February and March. Please join us in celebrating your success! For more information and to register, click here.
Parenting Tips: How to talk to your kids about sexual health – May 18, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Parents of children pre-school age and up will learn how to speak with your children about body science and sexual health, and get answers to many of the questions that children can ask about this sometimes awkward subject.
Join UBC HR’s very own Health Promotion Coordinator Miranda Massie, a Certified Sexual Health Educator, and arm yourself with knowledge, age-appropriate information and fantastic resources! For more information and to register, click here.
Ergo Your Office – May 25, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a practical session, giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. By the end of the tutorial you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures. For more information and to register, click here.
Balanced & Bright Cleanse: A 3-Week Naturopathic Life & Diet Plan – June 2, 9, & 16, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join Naturopathic Doctor, Yoga Teacher, UBC alumna, and Healthy UBC Newsletter contributor Dr. Thara Vayali to kick-start your cleanse in a three-part Cleanse Series this June.
Small changes over time make a big difference. Mindfulness, eating, and movement goals, supported with health education, discussion, and community. The cost is $10 to attend all three Thursday classes. For more information and to register, click here.
Are You Heart Healthy? Say Yes with CAMMPUS, and Attend an Info Session to Learn More! Available until September 30, 2016
Info Sessions: May 31 & June 22, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join us to learn about participating in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site).
CAMMPUS offers UBC faculty and staff a free 30-minute assessment with a registered pharmacist (or student under pharmacist supervision) from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. During the assessment, you will find out your current level of heart health and what steps you can take to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.
Want to learn more about CAMMPUS? Attend an information session! For more information and to register, click here.
Coming up later in June…
QPR Suicide Prevention Training – June 28, 2016 (Point Grey)
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By Miranda Massie on May 3, 2016
Fitting in Fitness is a health series for staff and faculty that shares tips and suggestions on how to increase physical activity.
May marks the David Suzuki Foundation 30X30 Nature Challenge that encourages Canadians to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days. “Time spent in nature makes us happier, healthier and less stressed. It increases creativity and lowers risk of heart attacks. It even makes us nicer, more empathetic humans, with more meaningful relationships and increased community involvement.”
Take advantage of these great tips and resources for fitting in fitness outside this month!
Think your neighbourhood park is just for kids? Think again! Try these easy bodyweight exercises that can be done outdoors.
Race Training Basics (Infographic)
Use this fun and easy to follow infographic to help get you on the right track to racing success!
Includes tips for hosting a walking meeting, walking maps and trail routes.
This 10-minute Fit and Flexible yoga workout is designed to be mobile friendly. Click here for a list of free mobile friendly workout videos.
Or, download the Vancouver Trees app and infuse some education into your next walk.
Check out some of our past features and find your passion outdoors this season: