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Learn about the wellness programs provided for Faculty and Staff at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego is committed to creating a culture of wellness. Thrive @UC San Diego offers presentations, tools, and resources to help faculty and staff make wellness a priority.

Health Sciences/Health System employees should check out Health Sciences/Health System Wellness Resources.

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Thrive @UC San Diego Newsletter

Thrive @UC San Diego is a monthly newsletter hosted by Work Life.  Keep up to date with the latest!

Monthly Newsletters:

Wellness Events

Keep an eye out for different wellness events on or around campus for faculty and staff at UC San Diego. 

Examples of events we have hosted in the past are: 
*Outdoor Yoga
*Walking Wednesday
*Lunch and Learn

What kind of wellness events would you like to see on campus?  Let us know at worklife@ucsd.edu.

Maintain Don't Gain

UC San Diego's Maintain Don't Gain is a wellness initiative that encourages UC San Diego faculty and staff to stay healthy and eat cleaner during the holiday season.  Registered participants will receive weekly emails, with essential health tips, beneficial links, and various other resources to encourage and remind them of weight management goals.

Maintain Don't Gain 2018

Maintain Don't Gain will run from Monday, October 29 - Friday, December 21, 2018.


Maintain Don't Gain Registration

Maintain Don't Gain Registration is now open.

The first 250 registered applicants will receive a registration gift.  Be sure to include your mail code!

Applicants who register by Thursday, November 1 will be eligible for a Fit Bit.

UC San Diego Work/Life will be present at the Open Enrollment Fair at Price Center on October 30, 2018 for anyone who would like to register during that time. 

Related Online Resources

Smoke-Free UC San Diego

UC San Diego is now a Smoke & Tobacco Free campus. 

For more information about Smoke-Free UCSD, refer to their website for more details.

Other Related Online Resources

Diabetes Prevention Program

The UC Diabetes Prevetion Program (DPP) is a one-year lifestyle change program based on research led by the National Institute of Health and is open to all UC San Diego faculty and staff.  DPP is designed for non-diabetic individuals 18 years and older who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  This program provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help you reach your health goals.  This is a proven CDC program that cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes in half.  The program is made successful due to the collaboration of the Recreation Department, Housing Dining and Hospitality, Human Resources, and volunteers within the UCSD community, and is free to UC San Diego faculty and staff.  The program includes:

  • 22 one-hour sessions led by trained lifestyle coaches - held weekly for the first 3 months, bi-weekly the following 3 months, and monthly for the last 6 months.  If interested, you will be assigned to one of the following cohorts:
    • Mondays | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Beginning January 28, 2019
    • Thursdays | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Beginning January 31, 2019 (Spanish language sessions)
  • Information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and diabetes prevention education.
  • Group discussions and problem-solving strategies for overcoming common challenges to lifestyle change.
  • Free access to Recreation facilities for the duration of the program year.

Space is limited!  If you are interested, please complete this survey and attend one of our informational meetings, where you will have the opportunity to finalize registration.  Location will be provided once you have completed the survey.

  • Monday, January 14 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 22 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 24 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (intended for Spanish speakers)

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact dpp@ucsd.edu

Additional resources: UC Diabetes Prevention Program FAQs

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