Worklife and Wellness

The WorkLife and Wellness Program offers a variety of programs and information to encourage and assist the UC Davis community in understanding, adopting, and maintaining healthy and well-balanced lifestyles.  Topics in this brown bag series are designed to help staff, faculty and students meet commitments and pursue interests within and outside of the university through the integration of professional and personal life roles.

Brain Health and Nutrition—Use your fork to protect your brain!

Are you unknowingly putting your most valuable asset in jeopardy? Learn about changes seen in the brain as dementia and Alzheimer's disease develops, explore the role genetics plays and assess which habits may be increasing your risk for suffering from these devastating conditions. Discover simple and practical ways to protect your brain with your fork.

October 19, 2017
Instructor: Timari Hagenburger
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Unclog Paper Clutter to Get Things Flowing Again

Do papers seem to flood your desk, kitchen counter and dining room table? Do you feel unsure about which papers to keep and which to pitch? This workshop will tackle the what, where and how of paper filing and storage. Better yet, we’ll cover what to shred, and what to do about those endless “to do” notes, phone numbers, mail, etc. Whether the problem is in your office or your home, take charge of the paper nightmare and get ready to fill your re-cycle bin. 

November 30, 2017
Instructor: Claudia Smith
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Bodyweight Bootcamp

Get a full body workout with zero equipment! Discover how to use your body to build strength, stamina, and aerobic endurance at home or on the go, with or without a gym. Learn about "trainer secrets" and how to vary your workouts for maximum benefits in minimum time. You'll leave with a toolbox of workout tricks for getting in shape and staying in shape without any equipment! For all fitness levels, from beginners to super-fit. Bring a mat and/or large towel please.

January 11, 2018
Instructor: Rose Zahnn
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Yoga Release for Neck and Shoulders

This gentle hatha yoga workshop will guide you through a series of poses that thoroughly stretch the muscles around the shoulders, neck and upper back. You will also learn to move in rhythm with your breath to encourage a deeper more diaphragmatic breathing pattern. Everyone is welcome regardless of your yoga experience.

February 8, 2018
Instructor: Kia Meaux
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

All About Fruit Trees!

Growing fruit trees can be a rewarding experience with proper planning. This presentation provides an overview of the many types of fruit that you can grow in the Sacramento Valley and how to troubleshoot common problems. Find out what’s easy to grow and harvest, what might require special attention and how to more easily manage fruit production. Join the conversation to learn how to select the best location for planting your fruit trees, and how and when to water and prune. 

March 8, 2018
Instructor: Don Shor
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Take Care of Your Finances and Yourself

Personal finance can be challenging. Most of us were not taught how to manage our money, and so feel uncertain how to get started. Join us for this discussion of what to do in order to take care of your own finances, whether that be dealing with debt, living within your income, saving for the future or planning for retirement.

April 12, 2018
Instructor: Linda Matthew
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Stimulate the Brain Through Movement

How can certain movements and motions strengthen and stimulate the brain? This experiential workshop will present specific techniques that will have you “moving” towards increased brain stimulation and improved overall wellness. Wear comfortable clothing to this fun workshop presented by local dance expert Pamela Trokanski.

May 10, 2018
Instructor: Pamela Trokanski
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Recipe for Being Happy

Have you ever felt really good then something came along and stole your happiness? Maybe it was an unexpected bill, a dreadful project, or even something someone said to you? This workshop encourages you to discover the secret ingredients for protecting yourself against happiness robbers! Learn how to: not let others get you down, let go of negative thoughts and emotions, stay motivated around energy thieves, and harness the power of your Happy Mind

June 7, 2018
Instructor: Derika Faamansili
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room