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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.
1/24 – Overall Health from Start to Finish - Dana Mann, M.P.H., M.C.H.E.S.

Now that the holidays are behind us, the beginning of the year is a good time to think about your overall health as you move into 2014. Is your heart healthy and strong? Are you fueling your body with healthy foods and exercising regularly? Please join us as we discuss the important health numbers to know and how to reach them. Topics covered include: healthy weight; heart-healthy food choices; exercise guidelines; desirable cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar ranges to reduce your risk of heart disease; and sleep recommendations.

Dana Mann is a Health Educator and Consultant with over thirty years of experience in the areas of patient education, worksite wellness, school health, and public health. Dana’s areas of expertise include: providing screening services and worksite wellness presentations on a variety of health topics throughout the San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles areas; and facilitating teacher trainings across the country for USC’s Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research on the implementation of a nationally recognized high school drug abuse prevention curriculum.

1/31 – Weight Management Skill Power -
            Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE, UCI Weight Management Program Director

Successful weight management is not a matter of willpower, but rather skill-power. It’s the journey not a destination. Join UC Irvine Weight Management Program Director, Linda Gigliotti to gain the information and skills you need to successfully manage your weight. Whether you want to lose or maintain, make 2014 the year you take control of your weight.

Since its inception in 1987 the UC Irvine Weight Management Program has helped thousands of individuals lose weight as well as manage their health. The multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and nurses as well as behavioral health educators. They work together to coach participants in the practice of long-term healthy lifestyle behaviors. At UC Irvine Weight Management program, we know that successful weight management is not a matter of willpower, but rather skill-power.

2/7 – Heart Healthy Snacks - Jessica VanRoo

February is National Heart Month and with Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, this is a cooking demo you don’t want to miss. Bring a friend and join Chef Jessica from Campus Recreation and to this special Heart Month cooking demo to learn how to prepare heart healthy snacks for you and your loved ones.

2/21 - Living Well with the New UC Wellness Benefit provided by Optum -
            Sandy Wilson, Optum Wellness Specialist

Whatever your personal wellness goals are, UC Living Well can help you reach them. This year, UC is partnering with Optum, a health and well-being company, to provide a personalized wellness website, wellness coaching, on-campus Optum wellness specialists, challenges and much more. These programs help you live a healthier life, and you can earn points toward a gift card when you participate in your choice of activities. Join Optum wellness specialist, Sandy Wilson to learn how to make the most of this new UC benefit. *Please note all UCI employees are invited to this workshop to learn more about this Optum Wellness Program even though some UC Unions have opted not to participate.

2/28 - The "why" behind the "what" of fitness success - Tony Arreola and Kenneth Pio

What is the secret that personal trainer, Tony Arreola, has been using for over 10 years to help over 90% of his clients achieve sustained results? In his presentation, he explains the "why" behind the "what" of fitness success. Through the use of the MAD Plan from Get Me Skinny, he shows how to establish the foundation and proper mental framework for your successful fitness program. Tony uses his engineering background to teach you that great health is not only rewarding, but surprisingly, easily attainable.

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