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Mind Body Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge

c/o UC Davis WorkLife and Wellness
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 754-8791

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Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body through exercising, eating well, and getting adequate sleep/rest.

Physical Wellness Challenge Ideas

  • Eat 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Try one new vegetable each week.
  • Eat foods as close to their natural state as possible.
  • Increase whole grains (pasta, rice, flour, etc.) to replace refined grain options.
  • Maintain a healthy weight—if overweight, reduce caloric intake and/or increase physical activity.
  • Get 30–60 minutes of physical activity daily, including balance training and weight-bearing exercise.
  • Get adequate rest—try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night and/or take a nap during the day.
  • If you smoke or chew tobacco, start a cessation program.
  • Get 20 minutes of sunlight each day.
  • Choose your own healthy habit in this category.

Videos that might be of interest: Thera-Band Exercises

Upper Body Exercises for the 2014 UC Davis Wellness Challenge
In this short video, Buster Porter and Stacey Brezing of the UC Davis Occupational Health Services demonstrate how to use a stretchy band to do some quick, simple stretches and exercises for your upper body. In about 5 minutes, on your work break or lunch time, achieve relief and build strength!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QslPrD09sw&feature=youtu.be

Lower Body Exercises for the 2014 UC Davis Wellness Challenge
In this short video, Buster Porter and Stacey Brezing of the UC Davis Occupational Health Services show you how to use your body weight and a wall to do some quick, simple stretches and exercises for your lower body. In about 5 minutes, on your work break or lunch time, achieve relief and build strength!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYvHSSx0q78&feature=youtu.be