Opt Outside and Feel Better!

December 19, 2018
30-Day Outdoor Challenge
Santa Barbara County is known for its beautiful mountains, beaches, and almost always nice weather. But, did you know that we Americans spend 90 percent of our lives indoors? Between commuting to and from our jobs, spending 8+ hours a day working and going about our normal daily routine we see nature more on our TVs than we do in real life. Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprise’s (HDAE) 1st 30-day outdoor challenge was meant to encourage participants to spend more time outdoors while being active. The main purpose was to commit to being present, explore, enjoy, and protect nature. Some participants focused on gardening while others took time out of their day to go on a walk. Congratulations to all the participants and to the prize winner of an REI gift card - Eriko MacDonald (pictured at left opting outside on a horse)! 
Stay on top of your health goals this year! Join us for yoga with Linda Baffa at Loma Pelona and with Kristin Davies at Santa Rosa starting at the end of January. Try a Zumba Pound Fit Class with Leslie at Santa Catalina and at Santa Rosa. Do you want to be updated on upcoming wellness challenges and events? Subscribe to our wellness email list by contacting Leslie at x 2870 or email lesliecramirez@ucsb.edu.
By Leslie Ramirez