HEALTHY UC DAVIS: Music, mindfulness and Maintain Don’t Gain

November brings the second Well-Being Ticket Deal of the academic year, a new series of Midday Mindfulness Meditation and another Maintain Don’t Gain challenge for the holidays.

Sammy Miller at the drums, others behind him on sax, trombone and trumpet
Miller at the drums with part of The Congregation.

Well-Being Ticket Deal for November — Each month the Mondavi Center, in partnership with the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-Bring Program, offers $10 tickets to staff and faculty for a specified show. For November, come hear Sammy Miller and The Congregation at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. “We play joyful jazz — music that feels good,” the group declares on its website. “It is a style that entertains, enriches, but, most of all, uplifts.” They are sharing the power of community through music — and having fun with their onstage antics. Fans of the Hot Sardines and Jon Batiste should not miss the group’s Mondavi Center debut. Tickets are available as follows:

  • Online Use Promo Code SAMMY18.
  • Telephone —530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787
  • In person —The box office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour before all ticketed events.

Midday Mindfulness Meditation — Spend part of your noon hour in guided sessions led by Neesha Patel, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. All staff, faculty, students and retirees are welcome. Attend as many sessions as you like. Sign up here.

"Maintain Don't Gain" ribbon

Maintain Don’t Gain — Join the challenge, Nov. 13-Jan. 7, leading up to and continuing through the holidays, to help keep off the extra pounds that often come with the season. Maintain Don't Gain is a systemwide, eight-week program of weekly challenges and supportive tools and tips — sent by email — to stay mindful of healthy habits such as incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into your enjoyment of the festivities. The program encourages participants to weigh themselves weekly, for their own edification. Fill out a survey at the end of the challenge and you will be entered  into a drawing for a chance to win a Fitbit Alta (a $100 value).

Register here. Questions? Contact the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-Being Program by email or phone, 530-752-6106.

More information and resources on Maintain Don't Gain.

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