Content Tagged with: Healthy Campus

UCR joins international health promotion initiative

UC Riverside has joined an international group of universities and colleges in adopting the Okanagan Charter, pledging to incorporate health and well-being into all aspects of campus policies and practices. The campus marked UCR’s adoption of the principles in the document in a symbolic signing ceremony Tuesday, April 30 at Hinderaker Lawn...

By Imran Ghori |

Recent changes at UCR have promoted well-being, study finds

A nearly three-year longitudinal study on the culture of campus health at UC Riverside has found that focusing on well-being characterized by programs and services, such as fitness classes, as well as policy and structural-level interventions, such as stairwell beautification and hydration stations, has promoted well-being for the campus community...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

More than 40 new water stations installed on campus

Finding a chilled and filtered drink of water at UC Riverside is easier than ever. The UCR Healthy Beverage Initiative, part of the larger UC Healthy Beverage Initiative, has completed installation of 47 new hydration stations and water fillers throughout campus. The installations, which were delayed in part due to the pandemic, began last year and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR recognized by American Heart Association

UC Riverside has been recognized for its healthy workplace environment for the fifth straight year. The campus met the American Heart Association’s criteria for Gold recognition in its Workplace Health Achievement Index, the top level for employers who build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. Gold level is awarded for...

By Imran Ghori |

Ten campus groups recognized for healthy standards

UCR Healthy Campus has recognized 10 groups that have achieved high levels of health and well-being standards as part of its new certification program. Bronze level certification was awarded in late August to the Well, Athletics, Environmental Health & Safety, Harvest Shared Services Center at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR takes part in a virtual UC Walks

Running up a mountain trail, practicing yoga, and working out in the garage are among a few ways UC Riverside students, staff and faculty members are taking part in UC Walks. In past years, participants walked or ran laps at UC Riverside’s outdoor track for the annual UC systemwide event promoting an active lifestyle. With the campus closed due to...

By Imran Ghori |

How to stay mentally and physically healthy while social distancing

As the UC Riverside community adjusts to self-quarantining to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s also important to keep physically and mentally healthy, experts say. “Adjusting to a new schedule routine, along with the uncertainties in the world, can be extremely challenging,” said Julie Chobdee, co-chair of UCR Healthy Campus and Wellness...

By University Communications |

UCR promoting healthier drinking choices

UC Riverside is joining a UC-systemwide initiative to promote drinking water instead of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on campus.

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside became a healthier place in 2019, here’s why

The Healthy Campus group grew its reach and provided more options for improving school and work-life balance.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Business class teaches 85 students about teamwork

A new cross-campus partnership yields hands-on experience for students.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Give your feedback on a proposed walking and running trail

UCR Healthy Campus is inviting staff and faculty to participate in a focus group to provide feedback on a proposed walking and running trail. The Healthy Campus' Physical Activity subcommittee is leading the discussions to see if a walking and running trail is of interest to the campus community. The subcommittee also wants to hear ideas of what...

By UCR Healthy Campus |

Inaugural Healthy Campus celebration offers a wellness break

Smoothie recipes, free flu vaccines, gardening tips, and mental health support were among the many resources found at the inaugural Healthy Campus celebration. At least 500 students, staff, and faculty attended the health fair near the bell tower on Thursday, Oct. 11. The two-hour program offered the campus community an opportunity to connect with...

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |