The USDA Dietary Guidelines Recommend: At least 30 minutes of moderate- intensity physical activity, above your usual activity, on most days of the week to reduce the risk of chronic disease in adulthood. Greater health benefits, say the Guidelines, can be reaped with a more intense program or one that is of longer duration.
Intramurals: Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Basketball, Bowling Rec Classes: Yoga, Martial Arts, Core Conditioning, Strength Training, Dance More exercise opportunities: Challenge Course, Moonlight Kayaking, Surf Safaris, Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree recreation.ucsd.edu
Student Wellness Program UCSD Recreation’s Personal Wellness Program is an 8 week program which consists of an initial fitness test, personal consultation, followed by 6 weeks of small group fitness training and an exit consultation and personal program design. Students meet once a week for an hour with a different topic/workout each session. The program is FREE to registered UCSD students and the enrollment is limited to 60 participants per quarter. The enrollment is based on a first come first served basis. The goal is to promote a healthier lifestyle to include nutritional guidelines, stress reduction, and different forms of working out. recreation.ucsd.edu
Limit the intake of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars and salt Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods and beverages within and among the basic food groups Meet recommended intakes within energy needs by adopting a balanced eating pattern of nutrient-dense foods.
The LiveWell meals can currently be found in all 5 of the full service Diningrestaurants: Plaza Café (Revelle), Sierra Summit (Muir), OVT (Marshall),Café Ventanas (ERC), and Canyon Vista (Warren).Here are some sample LiveWell meals:Indian-Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew (vegetarian)Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups Calories: 200 Fat: 6g Fiber: 8gBaked Tilapia with Shirazi SaladServing Size: 5 oz Calories: 219 Fat: 6g Protein: 38gPasta Alla Casalinga (Vegetarian)Serving Size: 10oz Calories: 380 Fat: 19g Fiber: 4gLime Chicken with Black Bean SauceServing Size: 4oz Calories: 285 Fat: 3g Fiber: 7g hdh.ucsd.edu
Nutrition Jeopardy Ever wonder what type of fat raises good cholesterol? Students will have fun playing the famous TV game show while learning valuable nutrition information. Cooking with Student Health Advocates Learn how to cook quick and inexpensive meals. Includes a cooking demonstration and delicious samples, plus healthy recipes to take home with you. studenthealth.ucsd.edu
According to the sleep experts at the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night for ideal performance, health and safety.
Sleepless at UCSD Do you find yourself dozing off in class? This program contains fun activities and valuable information for getting a good night’s sleep. studenthealth.ucsd.edu
Insomnia Workshops: Are you longing for a good nights sleep? If so, you are invited to participate in the Insomnia Workshops. Here you can (1) learn about the nature and causes of insomnia, (2) receive concrete suggestions on how to improve sleep, and (3) receive referrals for additional resources. Workshops include two 90-minute sessions. Sessions and materials are free. caps.ucsd.edu
Stress Management Tips: Know the causes of stress Do things to eliminate or reduce stress Manage stress-inducing thoughts Pay attention to and reduce negative emotions.
Mindful Relaxation: Feeling tense and stressed? Do you want to learn new ways to de-stress and relax? Join us for peaceful experiential exercises. We will practice mindful walking, relaxation through guided imagery, tactile mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, and more. Mindful relaxation exercises are an excellent way to de-stress, improve your sleep and health, relax and have fun! caps.ucsd.edu
Restorative Yoga: For centuries, people have practiced yoga to maintain their physical and spiritual well being. This Eastern science can help you with your fitness and weight management goals and assist with injury prevention and stress relief. Restorative yoga is a gentle, therapeutic style of yoga using props for comfort, stability and balance to ease into various yoga poses. The poses, held comfortably for a prolonged period of time, help to unwind, relax and renew the body and mind. Various breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques are also a part of this class. All levels welcome. recreation.ucsd.edu
Healthy relationships are an important part of healthy living. Having good, solid, supportive relationships with friends, partners, and family can bring happiness to our life and help us cope through difficult times. Signs of a healthy relationship include trust, good communication, mutual respect, support, and caring. A healthy relationship should bring out the best in you and can be one of greatest parts of your life!
The purpose of the UCSD Express to Success Programs (ETS) is to help students develop their public speaking, interpersonal communication, and leadership skills. The various programs provide an opportunity for all UCSD students of various skill levels to develop their understanding and application of communication skills. Challenge yourself! Make use of this FREE resource and take a first step at becoming a better communicator and public speaker ets.ucsd.edu
Leadership opportunities ◦ Boost your skills through Passport to Leadership, serve as a Student Involvement Leadership Consultant, attend the Excel Conference (a partner program with Greek life), or participate in the Advance! Leadership at the Next Level (in partnership with Express to Success). Community service ◦ Help others as you learn through programs such as the Martin Luther King Day of Service (PDF); Alternative Breaks, UCSD Cares, and Students in Service Americorps Program. Greek life ◦ There are 31 fraternities and sororities at UC San Diego. Student Organizations ◦ Over 400 opportunities available solo.ucsd.ed
Time Management Tips: Plan each day: Planning your day can help you accomplish more and feel more in control of your life. Write a to-do list, putting the most important tasks at the top. Keep a schedule of your daily activities to minimize conflicts and last-minute rushes. Practice the 10-minute rule: Work on a dreaded task for 10 minutes each day. Once you get started, you may find you can finish it. Take a break when needed: Too much stress can derail your attempts at getting organized. When you need a break, take one. Take a walk. Do some quick stretches at your workstation. Take a day of vacation to rest and re- energize.
Learn more about time management on theWellness Center website: wellness.ucsd.edu
Staying healthy and safe means takingcare of your sexual health too. TheHealth Education staff and peers arehere to provide accurate informationon sexuality and sexual health services. Oureducational programs focus on reducing theincidence of sexually transmitted diseases andunplanned pregnancy, and promoting healthyrelationships and safer sex practices: Women’s & Men’s Sexual Health Info Sessions HIV Testing, HPV Vaccine, Plan B Emergency Contraception student
Sexual Jeopardy Modeled after the TV game show, this is a fast-paced, fun activity with essential sexual health information for all - win a prize! Sexual Taboo Is talking about sex a taboo among your students? Help them get comfortable talking about sexual health issues with this activity modeled after the popular board game Taboo. Bring Your Own Banana A fun and interactive program! Students will go through a series of activities that will emphasize the message of STD prevention. Sexual Health Information Sessions Comprehensive, hands-on coverage of contraception and STDs. We can present to females only, males only, or mixed groups. A “must know” for all students. student
The Great Sex Debate: Have you ever wondered what someone of the opposite sex was thinking about? Likes? Dislikes? What does your partner want to hear more of? This program is the ultimate "sex talk.“ Cheers and Tears - Connecting Alcohol And Rape: One of our most popular programs, "Cheers and Tears" features an informative discussion, a short video, responsible drinking tips, and valuable information on acquaintance rape. sarc.ucsd.ed
Setting Yourself Up For Success Nothing enhances a positive attitude more than success. Here are 4 keys to maximizing your chances of success: Be a Realist, Not a Perfectionist ◦ Realism not perfectionism is a key to happiness and productivity. Maximize Your Strengths ◦ Everyone has talents, successful people find ways to utilize those talents. Develop your social network ◦ Being helpful, useful and working with others is not only more fun, but a key to greater achievement. Keep an eye on the future ◦ Remember to set goals and track your progress.
Managing Moods: This 4-week workshop is for students who are troubled by negative emotions or minor behavioral problems. A cornucopia of coping skills! Participants become skilled at problem solving, time management, assertiveness, conflict resolution, relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis, and changing problematic moods and behaviors. caps.ucsd.ed