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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 7.45am

University Sports
Centre

Studio Cycling 

Indoor cycling class based on Spinning principles providing an intense cardiovascular workout in a motivating group environment. Be prepared for tough hill sprints and speed intervals that will really push your physical and mental thresholds.

* Bookable from 8am, 30 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

7.00 - 9.30am

University Sports
Centre

Health Check Up

Four health checks (Peak Flow, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Hamstring/Back Flexibility) will be completed in your 20 minute session, which will give you an indication of your current health levels. Great as a starting point before you begin exercising or to gauge your improvement over time if you curently exercise.

This event is fully booked

10.00-10.30am

Kyoto Meeting Room
Greenwich House

Relaxation Workshop #4

Join a counsellor from the University Staff Counselling Service to unwind during your busy day - it may well make the rest of your day more relaxed and productive.

To book your place, please visit: https://relax4.eventbrite.co.uk

11.00 - 12.00

Stuart Room
Madingley Hall

Time to Write with Midge Gillies #2

Do you have a secret desire to express yourself in words – beyond a tweet, a text message or an email? Or have you ever found yourself lost in a memoir, a novel or a short story?

This informal workshop will explore the joys of writing and reading. We will look at ways to kick-start your own creative writing and how to make good writing part of your daily routine.

To book your place, please visit: https://timetowrite2.eventbrite.co.uk

11.30 - 12.30pm

Seminar Room B
17 Mill Lane

How to be Happier, Healthier and Meet your Deadlines: Mindfulness for the Busy and Successful

This workshop will review the evidence for mindfulness as an effective approach to managing demanding lives. It will share the findings of local mindfulness at work case study and explore the relevance of mindfulness training to employee wellbeing and the development of effective and enjoyable working relationships. Participants will be guided through a brief meditation and invited to share their experience and understanding of this life enhancing lifestyle choice.

David Lynch, Namaste Culture, is a management trainer and mindful coach for colleges and businesses, investing in the skills and wellbeing of their employees. He came to Cambridge in 2005 to study Buddhism according to the Triratna tradition, leaving behind a career in workforce development and voluntary sector management. He has combined old and new skills to create mindfulness training to help professionals maintain performance while enjoying what they do best.

This event is fully booked

12.00 - 3.00pm

Drop In
16 Mill Lane

Tea, Cake and Ergonomics: Are you Sitting Comfortably?

Drop in session to provide an opportunity to find our more about good posture and preventing ill-health associated with computers and general lab work.

12.30 - 1.25pm

University Sports Centre

Rugby / Eton Fives

Rugby Fives is a handball game, similar to squash, played in an enclosed court.  The game is played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles), the aim being to hit the ball above a 'bar' across the front wall in such a way that the opposition cannot return it before a second bounce. The ball is slightly larger than a golf ball, leather-coated and hard. Players wear leather-padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball.

Eton Fives, is a handball game, similar to Rugby Fives, played as doubles in a three-sided court. Eton Fives was developed in the late 19th century at Eton College. The shape of the court used now is taken from the chapel at Eton College, where A. C. Ainger and some of his friends developed a simple set of rules in 1877. The rules have been modified since that time to those seen now, but the essential components are still the same.  The object is to force the other team to fail to hit the ball 'up' off the front wall, using any variety of wall or ledge combinations as long as the ball is played 'up' before it bounces twice. Players wear leather padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball.

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

12.30 - 2.00pm

Hicks Room
University Centre

Festival of Wellbeing Presents...
'Food; Friend or Foe?'

Dr Nita Forouhi, SortedFood and Dr Giles Yeo will discuss the impact of our relationship with food. A panel discussion chaired by Dr Nick Bampos – University Disability Champion

Dr Nita Forouhi’s research focuses on diet factors and health outcomes (focus on type 2 diabetes prevention). Dr Nita Forouhi leads the MRC Unit’s Nutritional Epidemiology programme which aims to understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and the risk of diabetes, obesity and related disorders.

Dr Giles Yeo , a principal research associate and group leader at Cambridge University’s Metabolic Research Labs, investigates the latest diet craze and social media sensation - Clean eating - The Dirty Truth

SORTEDfood is a global movement of friends who share a passion for food, cooking and laughter. They have developed  a completely free online cooking course Now Cook It - designed in partnership with Co-op to help inspire young people to cook.

To book your place. please visit: https://foodfriendfoe.eventbrite.co.uk

1.00 - 2.00pm

Cormack Room
University Centre

Doing the World of Good – How Being Sustainable Can Promote Health and Happiness

 

A chance to learn about and incorporate into your own life, the sustainability actions that improve health and well-being while also saving the planet.

 

Hosted by the University’s Environment and Energy team, come along and be inspired by developments in sustainability across the University that are creating exciting places to work.

 

To book your place, please visit: https://doingworldgood.eventbrite.co.uk

1.05 - 1.50pm

University Sports Centre

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and fitness equipment will be used! Great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

* Bookable from 8am, 30 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

1.05 - 1.50pm

University Sports Centre

Iyengar Yoga 

This yoga practice promotes strength, suppleness and vitality as well as a sense of internal harmony and well-being. Regular practice helps to reduce stress and increase energy levels and concentration. Classes have a strong emphasis on alignment, bringing more balance to the body and improving posture.

* Bookable from 8am, 30 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.15pm

University Sports Centre

Squash / Racketball

Squash is a club sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. The game was formerly called squash clubs, a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game

Racketball is the UK’s fastest growing sport! It is played on any regular squash court and is similar to squash. In Racketball a larger ball, which does not need warming up like in squash, and a shorter racket are used, as shown below. The fact that the ball is bigger, more bouncy and does not need warming up means that the rallies last longer, as the ball moves slower giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye coordination making the ball easier to strike. Overall this makes the game much easier to pick up than many other sports like squash or tennis. Racketball is said to be, "Easy to learn yet difficult to master" which is one of the key factors in the sports recent growth.

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports Centre

Bodypump

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques, helping you achieve much more than on your own!

* Bookable from 8am, 30 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports Centre

Zumba©

Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! Easy, effective, exhilarating.

* Bookable from 8am, 30 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk