Though not the start of a new calendar year, September marks the beginning of the new school year and brings with it a sense of refreshment and renewal. Unfortunately, this can often be coupled with high levels of stress, increased work related pressures, and, as one of my colleagues put it, a general sense of ‘fury’ across campus.
How do we cope?
What strategies can we use to get through this hectic time and remain healthy and well?
CAMMPUS features confidential, expertly guided services provided by the UBC Pharmacists Clinic to help you find out your current level of heart health (and cardiovascular disease risk) and take steps to keep this risk as low as possible.
When we feel good about juggling it all, it may seem like preventing a fall is unnecessary, but the adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” still holds when it comes to stress management. Try the Triple O: An Ounce of Organization.
This month’s Thriving Faculty member is Dr. Rachel Murphy, Assistant Professor in the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention. Our Thriving faculty exemplify the integration of health & wellbeing in research, classrooms and community.
The fall can be a time of new opportunities and new challenges, which sometimes can lead to people feeling anxious or worried. UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is here to help make this transition as smooth as possible.
Topics this month include a learn to meditate orientation at the Diamond Health Care Centre, Own Your Own Fitness series, a guided tour of Nitobe Gardens, heart health, belly basics, career navigation; and plenty more!
Free recreation & fitness, UBC’s Movement Co., Weight Watchers @ Work, Continuing Studies, Alive@Work Magazine, YWCA open house, U. Sask sedentary study, and more! Find out what is happening in and around the community this month.
This month features UBC Food Services Executive Chef David Speight. Thriving Campus features, testimonials, contributions and personal experiences linked to health and wellbeing from UBC staff, faculty and students.
Fitting in Fitness is a series for staff and faculty with tips and hints on how to increase physical activity levels. This month features: foam rolling tips, burpees, common exercise injury prevention and passive and active recovery.