healthy & well
Each month we'll bring you several areas of health & wellness to focus on in your own life.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Check out our resources for a few ways you can help women in need this month. Learn more about breast cancer.
Take a break and recharge
Phones, Pods, Pads and Watches all have to be re-charged to work- what about you? Take some time to recharge your own batteries...Stretch, Rest, Breathe. Take a deeper look at our website for stretch breaks, yoga, meditation, places to get outside for a walk, and more.
Get Ready for Open Enrollment
Open enrollment will take place from October 28 - November 19 this year. UC's 2021 Open Enrollment website will go live during the week of October 25th, but here is the Sneak peek article found on the UCNet website. Take a look at the LBNL Benefits Office page when Open Enrollment starts for more information.
Ergo Angle: Take a Break and Get Moving
Breaks are so important we're telling you about them twice this month! Not only are they good for your mind, but they're essential for your body and a key part of staying ergonomically safe. Take a look at these 1-Minute-for-Safety slides and share one at your next meeting.
One Minute for Wellness & Safety Slides
Start improving your mind, body, spirit and environment, one short video at a time, at this UC Irvine wellness site. Topics include strength, flexibility, stress management, sustainability, nutrition and motivation.
Practice of the month: Give it Up
Podcast of the month: What Happens When We Play
Meditation of the Month: Explore a variety of meditations from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
Berkeley Lab's 44th Annual Runaround - Virtually again this year - October 15, 2021
Free 8 Session Smoking Cessation Program this Fall for Bay Area Residents
Registration Open for Flu Clinics for Onsite Employees
Flu vaccine clinics will be available on select dates in October and November at Health Services (B26), or on October 19 and 21 at Potter St. (B977). Flu vaccine is limited to only those employees, including any retirees, already working onsite. Registration is required to receive a vaccine; no drop-ins will be accepted. Please use the online portal to make an appointment, complete the consent form, or for more information.