physical health

Physical Health is listening to and taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning, as opposed to mental or emotional health—it is the overall physical condition of a living organism at a given time. It is the soundness of the body, freedom from disease or abnormality, and the condition of optimal well-being. It is when the body is functioning as it was designed to function.

The Berkeley Lab Ergonomics Program provides ergonomic support and services to help optimize employee safety and comfort; with the ultimate goal of reducing the likelihood and severity of ergonomic-related discomfort and/or injuries. The Ergonomics Program provides ergonomic evaluations, consultations, and training for offices, labs, shops and material handling areas. We also stock ergonomic chairs, input devices and accessories for you to test or purchase.

Research your county health department and health care provider websites to see if you can register for the vaccine or be notified when the vaccine is available.

Community and onsite testing information.

Each year in September/October Health Services offers the Flu vaccine. "Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu." (CDC website)

Online classes from our Benefits Providers...Webinars, tools and more.

Join us (EHS) each Winter from November to December for weekly emails, meetings, and activities loaded with ways to stay healthy through the holidays. Find something that moves you; try a new activity, a new recipe, get motivated by your fellow Winter Wellness participants and even find new places that inspire you!

Thinking of quitting or need help? There are a variety of community resources, apps, hotlines and including smoking cessation programs offered by Health Net, Kaiser, and Anthem.

Free City of Berkeley Smoking Cessation 8 session online classes Fall 2022

Know Your Numbers (on hold for now)

Health Services offers a Wellness program called “Know Your Numbers”. With a simple finger stick, you will receive information on your cholesterol and blood sugar. Blood pressure, height/weight and BMI will also be measured to give you a personal health snapshot. For best results, fasting is recommended, and the total process takes about 15 minutes.