Wellness Programs and Activities


Wellness Ambassadors
Wellness Ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the promotion of health and well-being among UCR faculty and staff. Wellness Ambassadors serve as UCR’s key communicators of the Healthy Campus and Faculty and Staff Wellness Program, helping to direct employees to wellness programs, activities and resources. For more information about the Wellness Ambassador program and how to join, please visit the Wellness Ambassador webpage.
Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 1-year lifestyle change program based on research led by the National Institutes of Health.  DPP is designed for non-diabetic, overweight individuals ages 18 and older who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  This program provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. For more information about the DPP, please visit the Diabetes Prevention Program webpage.
Bringing Fitness To You

Mobile Fit is available for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a convenient on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness. To learn more about this program, please visit the MobileFit website.

Go! Physical Activity
Track your physical activity minutes or steps and earn prizes as you move your way to a healthier you! All UCR faculty, staff, and students are eligible to join and earn milestone rewards. For more information, please visit the Go! UCR Activity Tracking Program website.


Relaxation and Meditative Yoga

Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor, will lead gentle yoga poses where a chair replaces the yoga mat. The chair becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health benefits all while wearing comfortable work clothes. View the Relaxation and Meditative Yoga flyer for a complete schedule.

Annual UC Walks

UC Walks is a systemwide event to promote an active lifestyle among UCR faculty, staff and students. Lace up your sneakers and join us for fun activities, socialize with your colleagues, and get some fresh air ‒ last year over 450 walkers participated!

Save the Date: May 6, 2020
Walk and Talk with Leadership
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:15 p.m.
Meet at the Scotty the Bear Statue at the HUB

There are 195 bird species that have been recorded on the UCR campus, making it one of the best campuses for birding in the country. Distinguished Professor of Genetics Norm Ellstrand has been enjoying those birds since his arrival at UCR in 1979 and has been a leader of UCR Botanic Gardens Bird Walks for over a decade.

Want to see some of those birds? Spend a half hour checking out a few of UCR's birdiest places with Norm. With a bit of luck, we will see more than 10 species.

  • Open to all UCR faculty, staff and students
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Raffle prizes
  • Bring binoculars if you have them – limited quantities will be available

For more information, please contact Julie Chobdee at

Post and distribute the Walk and Talk flyer.

Healthy Holiday Challenge

The Healthy Holiday Challenge encourage employees to practice healthy behaviors during the holidays that will promote weight maintenance rather than weight gain. Tips and strategies to eat healthy, move more, and manage stress will be provided.

Save the Date: the challenge will run from November 18, 2019 to January 10, 2020