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Take Steps to Relieve Stress for a Healthier Life

Stress can be a part of our everyday lives, but too much can not only affect how you feel but have long-term health effects. Get tips on how to relieve stress from Sutter Health and the American Psychological Association. For additional help, contact the Employee Assistance Program or contact your behavioral health plan.

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Weight Watchers Informational Meeting on June 7

Weight Watchers will return to the Lab with an informational meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, in the Building 66 Auditorium. There are limited openings, so those interested in attending should contact Health Services (x6266) soon.

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Health Services Changes Location for Friday, June 1

To accommodate work in Building 26, Health Services will provide walk-in service in Building 33-306 on Friday, June 1. Those who need to schedule a future appointment during the closure can leave a message at x6266. Messages will be returned the week of June 4. The Building 26 location should reopen by noon on Monday, June 4.

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Feel Better: JGI Hosts Annual Safety and Wellness Fair on May 30

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is hosting its 12th Annual Safety and Wellness Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on May 30 at the JGI courtyard in Walnut Creek. Attendees from Berkeley Lab are welcome. The fair will be held Over 50 exhibitors will be participating, promoting safety, health, wellness, and sustainability. More>

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Get Healthy: Join Lab Colleagues for ‘UC Walks’ Event on June 15

The Lab will join forces with UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Hall of Science for the June 15 event, part of the University of California’s WellBeing Initiative. The walk will take 30 minutes (other activities are planned for those unable to walk) and conclude with a wellness fair at the Lab. Go here to register. Watch TABL for more details as the date approaches.

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May 23 UC Webinar on Improving Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the University of California’s “Stigma-Free” webinar series will feature a discussion by award-winning speaker and author Ross Szabo on how to improve efforts to raise awareness of mental health. The webinar runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. More>

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UC’s WellBeing Initiative Offers Staff Assistance for Healthier Lives

As part of the University of California’s WellBeing Initiative, employees have access to resources based on these four pillars: emotional, financial, nutritional, and physical. The initiative includes a variety of tools for staff, such as links to behavioral health providers, classes on budgeting, and access to diabetes-prevention programs, among other offerings. More>

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Bike-to-Work Day is May 10; Tips and Resources for a Great Ride

Considering biking to work on May 10? Get support along the way at one of 143 “energizer stations” that will pop up in Alameda and Contra Costa counties that day. Go here for a map of stations, as well as information on safe riding, the Lab’s shuttle buses and shower facilities, and the Bike Station located in downtown Berkeley.

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Lab Staff Invited to Participate in UCLA Staff Assembly Virtual 5K Run

The virtual 5K will be held May 12 through May 20. Participants can run/walk their 5K any time during that week, track their run using one of several popular tracking apps, and submit a screenshot of their run. Rachel Carl (Human Resources) is organizing a Lab team to help compete in one of many award categories. Register for the Lab team here. More>

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Mindfulness Meditation Training on April 23

Training in mindful awareness can help improve focus and reduce stress, among other benefits. The Postdoc Association is hosting a mindfulness meditation training session on Monday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130B). The session is open to all and will be led by Lab researcher Arthur Montazeri.

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