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UCI Campus Recreation, in conjunction with Be Smart About Safety, presents a series of events to educate and encourage us toward healthier behaviors: Health & Fitness Fridays.

UCI Campus Recreation - Health & Fitness Friday - Chef Jessica
Each Health and Fitness Fridays event will include a light lunch and a presentation from an engaging expert on a current health topic. All events will be held at the ARC at 12pm. You're welcome to use the ARC Facilities before or after each event for free. Please sign up for each Friday that you plan to attend through UC Learning Center.
5/2 – Sleep Healthy - Caroline Gutierrez

Improve one-third of your life -- Get better sleep! Sleep is an essential body function -- like eating and drinking -- and every human body requires it. Of course, getting quality sleep is often easier said than done. Come to the healthy sleeping class and learn why sleep is important, how to identify sleep problems, and what you can do to ensure that you're getting the rest you need. We'll even do some relaxation exercises...so long as you don't sleep through the entire class!

Presented by Caroline Gutierrez, a health educator for over 25 years. Caroline has worked in healthcare for over 20 years, the last 13 years with Kaiser Permanente. Caroline is a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) and is currently training to become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

5/16 – Vedic Meditation: an effortless technique for the busy people – Peter Vroom

Meditation has re-entered the mainstream and has regained a lot of momentum. A year ago a Google search for meditation returned 2 ads where now often all ad spaces are full. People from Sir Rupert Murdoch to US soldiers are learning this ancient knowledge as it becomes a part of our daily ritual along with brushing teeth and bathing. Peter will talk about Vedic Meditation - an ancient technique that dates back 5000 years – including how it works, why it works and why you would want to spend a little time each day doing this practice.

Peter & Angela Vroom are social entrepreneurs dedicated to teaching meditation. Peter has studied meditation for 10+ yrs and after his apprenticeship gained his qualifications to have his own center/students. He is devoted to teaching meditation and helping the world be a better place. His studied, non-dogmatic, no-woo-woo nonsense approach to this knowledge allows him to connect with regular people who want a better life - people who know the many and varied benefits of meditation, are ready for change and are willing to take a little time to make that change happen.

5/23 – Spice of Life - Jessica VanRoo

Do you need to spice up your life a little? Do it with some health enhancing spices from your pantry. Spices are a simple way to enhance the flavors of your food, and make it more exciting without the added Calories. Many spices also have health benefits. Chef Jessica will cover some spices that you may already have, and some that you may not. You’ll hear how to store them best as well as how to make your own inexpensive spice blends.

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If you have further questions, contact Courtney Burkes.