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Six Ways to Manage Coronavirus Depression – Greater Good Science Center

This article from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center offers some concrete steps to take if you’re feeling down. “Knowing what depression looks like and how to manage it can help prevent you from slipping into dark moods.” “Depression is increasing in the United States, in no small part due to COVID-19. According to recent […]

Helpful UC resources for LGBTQ+ staff

Calling all LGBTQ+ colleagues: UCnet includes information and resources for you, including the LGBTQ+ Resource Centers page with up-to-date contacts for each campus. And, we’ve created a new page that outlines transgender and nonbinary health benefits, including downloadable fact sheets and info for all UC health plans.

February is American Heart Month!

Let’s focus on our hearts and health. Include healthy habits in your daily routines to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. Your heart is a muscle, the more exercise, and activity you do, the stronger and healthier it becomes. See the links below for some tips and facts about heart health, cardio fitness […]

Keep the Beat: Live Heart Healthy Webinar – February 17, 2021

In celebration of Heart Health month, Health Net presents “Keep the Beat: Live Heart Healthy”. We live our lives by the numbers. There are phone numbers, PIN numbers and stock market numbers, just to name a few. Knowing our health numbers is important and in some cases can save our lives. Knowing our health numbers […]

Morning Stretch Break Seeking Volunteers

The IDEA Office’s Daily Stretch Breaks have been going strong since last April (we’ve had over 2,500 attendees!) and we’re looking for new stretch break leaders to join our ranks. The 10-minute sessions of easy stretches are designed to get you out of your chair and bring a little movement to your morning. They’re held […]

Be Well at Work Spring 2021 Financial Wellness Workshops

To register, please click on the workshop titles below. Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning Thursday, Jan. 28th, noon – 1 pm Speaker: Laura Crymble, Fidelity Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire. Planning Today for Your Tomorrow Thursday, Feb. 18th, noon – 1 pm Whether you are […]

January 2021 Fitness Tips from Kaiser Permanente

Start your year off on a healthy note. Kaiser Permanente provides monthly tips for staying healthy and well. January’s topic is fitness. It’s good to find activities you enjoy and keep you moving whether you are walking, dancing, biking, or playing sports. Click here for Kaiser’s fitness flyer tips and more on fitness and exercise […]

IDEA Office & Be Well at Work Support Groups Going Strong in 2021

The IDEA Office and UC Berkeley’s Be Well at Work support groups have continued into the new year. Topics range from staying well in the ‘new normal’, to parenting and eldercare. We hope you can join us! IDEA Office Groups: Wellness in the New Normal – Every two weeks, on Tuesday at 12:15 pm hosted […]

Spring 2021 WorkFit Virtual Workshops

Do you miss working out at the gym or taking class with your friends? Are you struggling to exercise consistently at home? Do you wish you had an expert at your side to help you out with your yoga practice, exercise routine or cardio workout? Well then, join us for a WorkFit workshop! Our instruction-based, […]

Be Well at Work Spring 2021 Eldercare Workshops

UC Berkeley’s Be Well at Work Program has five eldercare workshops coming up. Registration is required. Financial Planning Options for Long Term Care- Wed 2/10; 12:10–1:30pm With rising costs of medical expenses, planning for long term care for yourself or a loved one can be complex and challenging. Solutions require all or a combination of: […]