Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth including physical, emotional, financial, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and occupational wellness.
Each of the eight dimensions of wellness is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum holistic health. Integrating health and wellness programs into your daily schedule can drastically improve all aspects of your life.
Browse each of the eight dimensions of wellness here to help you balance the demands of work and home.
- Emotional Wellness
- > Staff: Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
> Students: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
> Greater Good Science Center
> UC Net Behavioral Health Benefits
- Environmental Wellness
- > Arboretum
> Farmer's Markets
- Financial Wellness
- Please visit our Financial Wellness page to learn more about your financial wellness and our main Financial Wellness Resource List
> UC Davis WorkLife and Wellness have partnered with SAFE Credit Union to bring Financial Wellness Presentations to your staff meetings and events. Contact sbatchelor@ucdavis to get connected.
> UC Davis has it's own Retirement Counselor/Financial Wellness representative from Fidelity who provides finance education, workshops, and even departmental visits. More information here.
- Intellectual Wellness
- > Learning & Development
> UC Davis Extension
> OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- Occupational Wellness
- > Career Catalyst Lunchtime Series
> Office of the Ombuds
> Learning & Development
- Physical Wellness
- Visit our Health & Wellness Events to see when we are having our next movement activity!
> Tai Chi Twice weekly classes, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-1:00, Hoagland Hall. “Tai Chi Chuan” is a gentle meditation in motion. It is both an exercise and martial art. No sign up necessary! More information can be found on our flyer.
Breathe Free UC Davis: Smoke and Tobacco Free Resource Page
> Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program at Safety Services
> UC Davis Integrative Medicine
> UC Davis Farmers Market
> UC Food Observer
> UC Davis Mobility Assistance Shuttle: Transportation for UC students, faculty and staff with documented disabilities (temporary or permanent).
> UC Davis Nap Map
> UC Net Living Well page with Health Plan Resources
> UCTV Health Matters
> Walking Art Tours Davis/UC Campus Public Art
> Walk Around Work (Sacramento Campus)
> Solano Land Trust Hikes: Solano land Trust offers many free guided hiking opportunities. They sponsor hikes for all abilities, and run on the weekends. Please use the link to the calendar to find out about the latest hike!
- Office exercise videos:
- > Easy 10-minute desk workout: great core workout that can be done in the office.
> Yoga at your desk: simple and light exercise that can be done in a chair.
> Arm-strengthening exercise: more general arm options; use a ball or try at your desk.
- Social Wellness
- Sign up to receive WorkLife and Wellness Monthly Happenings
- Spiritual Wellness
- > Clinical Pastoral Services at UC Davis Medical Center
> Spiritual Centering for the All-Faith Chapel, Catholic Masses, Interfaith Centering, and Islamic Prayer.
> Mindfulness Resources and videos University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness
> Wake Up at UC Davis (student meditation group, staff are welcome) Mondays 6 p.m.–7 p.m. and Fridays 3 p.m.–4 p.m. located at 5 Lower Freeborn. Times do change so please join on Facebook!
> UCLA's Online Guided Meditations