Healthy at Home: Tips for Wellness and Balance


Published on March 20, 2020

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The current pandemic crisis is creating unprecedented situations for us all. Campus Life Services is here to support you and your family with tips and resources to help you stay physically and emotionally healthy while sheltering in place. From breathing exercises to fun activities with children, we are a one-stop-shop for your needs. During this challenging time, we want our community to be well so here are a few ideas to get you started.

Mindfulness, Wellness, and Community
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Stay Social

  • Stress and anxiety are natural during a crisis. To help, Wellness & Community has curated a list of resources to help you weather the storm.
  • Stay social during social distancing: Human connection is essential to our wellbeing. Reach out on text, keep a chat open while you’re working or home, or host a virtual coffee break, lunch, or happy hour. Watch the ZOOM tutorial.

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  • Guided breathing tool from Calm.com
  • All US healthcare professionals who work in public health settings qualify for free access to Headspace Plus through 2020. Redeem your subscription using your National Provider Identifier and email address. Headspace.
  • Tips to lower your stress from the American Heart Association.

Other Great Resources for Mental Wellbeing

  • The Greater Good Science Center at UCB is a great source of material and free courses and ideas on the topic of mindfulness (which is the new wellness!) You’ll also find lots of articles on COVID-19 wellness. Visit the Greater Good Science Center.

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Physical Fitness and Health


Food and Nutrition


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Family

Education and Family Life Resources

Child Care & Emergency Child Care
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in widespread school and child care closures. UCSF Family Services is promoting various resources that may be helpful for UCSF employees who have been designated as essential on-site personnel.

Pregnancy and Lactation Resources


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Work from Home Tips