Health and Sustainability Week

Setmana Saludable i Sostenible

From 16 to 20 April the 9th Health and Sustainability Week will be held with a variety of workshops, conferences, walks, sports events and more than 50 other activities aimed at members of the UAB community with the objective of promoting healthy lifestyle habits (registration required). On Wednesday and Thursday there will be live music and several food trucks offering healthy food in the Eix Central.


The week will include over 50 free activities for all of the UAB community (race, walks, Nordic walking, tai chi, zumba, volleyball, etc.) which will begin with an inaugural conference on Monday 16 April by Jenny Moix, who will speak on how to relate to one's own mind in "L'únic que falta a la teva vida ets tu. Com relacionar-te amb la teva ment".

"How to relate to our minds? How to practice Nordic walking? How to cook with healthy plants? How to be more energy efficient? How to avoid stress? How to repair a bicycle? How to exceed oneself? How to eat a more balanced diet? These are only a few of the questions the community will be able to find the answers to during the UAB's 9th Health and Sustainability Week, to be held from 16 to 20 April.

Acquiring healthy and sustainable lifestyle habits is the main axis of these activities. The more than 50 activities which have been organised are addressed to students, lecturers, administration staff and alumni. All are free, but require prior registration before 8 April. All activities can be consulted in this programme.

Psychologist and UAB lecturer Jenny Moixwill offer a conference on how to related to one's mind, entitled "L´únic que falta a la teva vida ets tu. Com relacionar-te amb la teva ment" (Monday at 12:30 p.m.); former FC Barcelona handball trainer, coach and former UAB student, Xescu Espar, will talk on an optimistic future (Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.) in a conference entitled "Mirar al futur amb optimisme"; cook and EUTHD lecturer at the UAB Jean Claude Aranega will speak on the Mediterranean cuisine on Monday at 4:30 p.m.; Carol Garcia will offer organisational tips in "Ordenar el nostre espai segons el nostre estil organitzatiu"; and Lydia Giménez will explain how to age well on Tuesday at 12 noon and at 12:30 pm.

There will be an Energy Efficiency workshop on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Gabriel Cardeñosa, technician at the UAB Architecture and City Planning Unit; and one about Nordic Walking with Xavier Ortega (Tuesday at 1:45 p.m.), one about tai chi with Cristòbal Gea (Tuesday at 2 p.m.), another on Bicycle Repair (Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.), and yet another on the Analysis and interpreting of food labels with lecturers Montserrat Solans and Jessica Jaramillo (Friday at 12:30 a.m.).

The week will include outdoor activities such as a clean-up of the natural areas on campus organised by the UAB Ecologist Assembly (Monday at 2p.m.); a 5.1 km walk around Sabadell starting at the Sabadell campus (1:15 p.m.) and Parc Taulí (1:30 p.m.). There will also be a 5.6 km race, which will begin at the Plaça Cívica (Thursday at 1:30 p.m.).

A 5.6 km walking tour of the 50 years since the founding of the UAB, entitled "Temps era temps", which will allow members to learn about some of the more historical locations of the Bellaterra campus, starting at the Plaça Cívica (Thursday at 1:35 p.m.).

The SAF will be offering an Escape Room , organised by the Mental Health Core and the Institute of Neuroscience (Wednesday every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

A zumba session will take place at the Plaça Cívica with Jèssica Manzano (Wednesday at 1 p.m.), a volleyball tournament at the Vila Universitària, a paddle tennis tournament at the SAF (Friday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.), initiation to badminton (Friday from 1 p.m. to 3p.m.) at the SAF and wheelchair basketball with the Global Bàsquet UAB (Thursday from 12 noon to 2p.m.).

There will also be a cardiopulmonary resuscitation class on Thursday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Healthcare Service, and members will be able to sign up for eye tests to check for eye pressure, colour blindness, and eating tips for a balanced diet (Thursday form 10:30 3:30 p.m.).

The Blood and Tissues Bank bus will be parked at the Eix Central for those interested in donating blood, and experts from the Red Cross of Cerdanyola-Ripollet-Montcada will be offering information on sex health and drug prevention. FAS health volunteers will also offer health information (Wednesday at 1 p.m.).

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 (main days) are the two days in which the majority of activities at the Plaça Cívica will take place. This year there will be a series of food trucks which will offer healthy food options, accompanied by live music and the participation of different UAB entities.

Registration to the activities is open until 8 April (PAS members can request to compensate these hours). The order of registration will be the criteria used in all activities with a limited number of places.

With these activities, the UAB consolidates the celebration of a whole week dedicated to promoting activities amongst the university community which favour acquiring healthy, sustainable habits. Last year over 2,000 people participated in the activities. This year marks the ninth edition of the UAB's Health and Sustainability Week.

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