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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

WEDNESDAY 06 JULY

7.00am-9.00am                            

(6 individual sessions of 20 mins)

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Health Check Up

Four health checks (Peak Flow, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Hamstring/Back Flexibility) will be completed, which will give you an indication of your current health levels. Great as a starting point before you start exercising or to gauge your improvement over time if you currently exercise.

Note: the following guidelines should ideally be followed for participants completing this testing protocol: no eating or drinking 4 to 5 hours prior to the test, no exercise 12 hours prior to the test, no alcohol or caffeine consumption 24 hours prior to the test.

How to book and additional information here This event is fully booked

10.30am-2.30pm

University Library

EngAge at the University Library

This drop-in session provides a fantastic opportunity to explore a selection of 'everyday' items from the collections, as the UL celebrates it's 600th anniversary.  There will also be the opportunity to look round the exhibition and to talk to Library staff about membership.

Drop In

12.00pm-1.00pm

Postdoc Centre, Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

What is Mentoring?

Hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs this session discusses mentoring and strategies for building mentoring relationships. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

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12.00pm-3.00pm

16 Mill Lane

Occupational Health Office

Tea, Cake and Ergonomics

A selection of ergonomic equipment will be available (both laboratory and computer) to view and try, with a selection of cakes to eat!

Drop In session.

12.30pm-1.15pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Pilates

Suitable for all levels of fitness, Pilates is aimed at improving and strengthening your posture, as well as developing flexibility to aid relaxation.

Bookings open 08.00am on 30/06/16

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12.30pm-1.15pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Squash Taster

This taster session is an ideal way to try out this fun, exhilarating, calorie burning sport.

Limited places

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1.00pm-2.00pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Running Group

Aimed at beginners, these taster sessions will teach you the basics of getting started with running, and provide you with ideas on how to continue on your way to completing a 5k.

Limited places

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2.00pm-3.00pm

Newnham College Porter’s Lodge

Tour of Newnham College Gardens

Join this tour of Newnham College’s beautiful gardens; it is one of Cambridge’s best kept secrets!

Limited places

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2.30pm-4.00pm

Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building, West Cambridge

Sleep and Transition

Dr Guy Meadows will advise how to be resilient to stress during the day, switch off from work and connect with personal life, and achieve good quality sleep.

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5.30pm-6.30pm

Principal’s Lodge, Newnham College

Wellbeing & Work: Are We Making Progress?

Professor Dame Carol Black will review whether ‘good’ work, employee engagement and wellbeing are being addressed in workplaces today.

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6.30pm-7.25pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

MetCon (Metabolic Conditioning Training)

Bored of your training routine? Then you should try Metabolic Conditioning training! This is a high intensity training class (think extreme Circuits!) where the routine is changed regularly to keep the body guessing. You will be pushed to your limits for maximum calorie burn!

Booking opens: 08.00am on 30/06/16

How to book and additional information here