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Wellness Guide: Physical Wellness

This guide is intended to provide the Berkeley Law community with wellness and resilience information. The guide offers a host of internal and external resources in a wide variety of mediums.

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Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. 

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Physical Wellness - About

Physical wellness describes role that you take in maintaining your body for strength, vitality, and energy. There are many facets of physical wellness and holistic physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition. As you become conscious of your physical health, you are able to identify discrete elements affecting your overall wellness. Use the tools and resources outlined on this page to learn more. And remember: if Ruth Bader Ginsburg can do it, so can you!

Physical Wellness - University Resources

UC Berkeley Food Pantry

The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a direct response to the need among the student population for more resources to fight food insecurity––the lack of nutritious food. For additional information about access and hours of operation, please visit the Pantry's site

University Health Services

At the Tang Center, the UHS registered dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for any Berkeley student. Services include: medical nutrition therapy, events, recipes, nutrition blogs, and videos. UHS has also recently launched a new campaign, Eat Well Berkeley, as a health guide for student organizers planning events and meetings. 

University Rec Sports

From outdoor trips and clinics with Cal Adventures to the nation’s largest experiential college lifestyle event in the nation – take advantage of the wide range of facilities, programs, services, and events Rec Sports has to offer. Additionally, Rec Sports offers a variety of Mind / Body group classes, such as sunrise yoga, power yoga, vinyasa yoga, tai chi, yoga stretch, and yogalates. For more information about classes and schedules, please see the group exercise site

External Resources

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? "Exercise!" says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

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Food Psych Podcast