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Healthy University Week Activities

During Healthy University Week 2020 we have a wide range of healthy activities. By offering lunch lectures, workshops, sports activities and coffee breaks, we try to support the physical and mental health of our employees and to meet the demand for social interaction. On this page we give you an update of our activities. We provide you with a short description, the maximum number of participants and the registration method. Ready to join? For additional questions you can always send us an email to  healthyuniversity@bb.leidenuniv.nl

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Schedule (26-10-30/10)

08:00-08:45 Meditation (ENG+ NL)

Learn about different forms of meditation and find out that meditation does not always have to be fuzzy. Discover techniques that you can also apply at home and that will contribute to more relaxation, creativity and awareness in your daily life.

Click here to sign up! 

09:00-09:20 Coffee corner (ENG +NL)

Besides not being able to go the Leiden University or the LUMC for work, you also miss daily contact with colleagues during this period. Human contact is an essential  part of  your daily work and keeping in touch with others benefits your work. Research has shown that social support is also important for reducing symptoms of stress. People with a strong social network have a higher life expectancy and a better immune sustem. During the Healthy University Week 2020 we organize Kaltura Coffee Breaks. A nice way to start a conversation with familiar and / or new colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Do you like networking? Are you new at Leiden University or the LUMC? Or do you just want to chat? Use the Kaltura Coffee Breaks to expand your network or meet new people. Register and receive the link to participate!

Click here to sign up! 

10:00-10:20 Office work-out (ENG + NL)

A short break to loosen your neck, back and shoulders, to boost blood flow and to strengthen your muscles. Then you can get back to work full of energy.

Click here to sign up! 

10:30-11:30 Uw energielevel (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

12:00-13:00 Digital lunch session: Lekkâh; tips en tricks voor een gezonde hap! (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Click here to sign up! 

14:30-15:30 Workshop: Do I eat healthily? (ENG)

During this workshop we will increase both awareness and knowledge about healthy food. By experiencing the practical advice and experience it for yourself, your employees will start to think more consciously about their eating habits and try out new products. A number of topics are: What is healthy food and what should I pay attention to? How do I read a label? Because snacks are often a pitfall, an exciting snack game will be played. Small adjustments make a big difference! 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

15:00-15:45 Cool, calm and collected! Adressing work pressure at Leiden University- PhD candidates- (ENG)

In these interactive sessions, academic staff join group discussions of 5 to 6 people about work pressures at Leiden University. What sorts of work pressure do you face in your role, where does it come from, how can the organisation help, and what actions can you take? We want to hear from you to help improve policy. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 6 people!

Click here to sign up! 

16:00-16:45 Zumba (ENG + NL)

Dance like no one is watching cheerful Latin music. The movements are easy to follow, so let go of your hips. 

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08:00-08:45 Power Yoga (ENG + NL)

This powerful and dynamic form of yoga strengthens and relaxes your muscles. A lot of attention is paid to good posture and finally well-deserved relaxation. 

Click here to sign up! 

09:00-09:20 Coffee corner (ENG + NL)

Besides not being able to go the Leiden University or the LUMC for work, you also miss daily contact with colleagues during this period. Human contact is an essential  part of  your daily work and keeping in touch with others benefits your work. Research has shown that social support is also important for reducing symptoms of stress. People with a strong social network have a higher life expectancy and a better immune sustem. During the Healthy University Week 2020 we organize Kaltura Coffee Breaks. A nice way to start a conversation with familiar and / or new colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Do you like networking? Are you new at Leiden University or the LUMC? Or do you just want to chat? Use the Kaltura Coffee Breaks to expand your network or meet new people. Register and receive the link to participate!

Click here to sign up! 

09:30-10:30 Mindfulness workshop (ENG)

The workshop focuses on introducing (or refreshing) mindfulness for the ordinary employee. A nice combination is made between theory and practice, leaving enough room for the why. Because why would you want to interrupt your daily routine to feel bored with nothing to do at all? After this workshop, you will have: 

- knowledge of and about mindfulness 

- insight into the effects of mindfulness 

- practiced with a number of short, easy exercises 

- gained inspiration on how to apply mindfulness in your daily life 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

09:30-11:00 Workshop: Communiceren en contacthouden ten tijde van de coronacrisis (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 100 people!

Click here to sign up! 

10:00-10:20 Office work-out (ENG + NL)

A short break to loosen your neck, back and shoulders, to boost blood flow and to strengthen your muscles. Then you can get back to work full of energy.

Click here to sign up! 

10:30-11:30 Workshop: Facts and myths about nutrition (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

12:00-13:00 Digital lunch session: Hoe je toch rust vindt als je werk nooit af is (NL)

This digital lunch session will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Click here to sign up! 

14:30-15:30 Workshop: Your energy level (ENG)

A high energy level before, during and after work. How do you do that? This workshop explains what nutrition does to you, both mentally and physically. After this workshop, you will understand what causes your afternoon dip and more importantly how to avoid it. What does sugar do with your energy level? To eat bread or not? Is coffee a good choice? After this workshop, you can hopefully adjust your nutrition in such a way that you remain alert, focused and energetic throughout the day! 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

15:00-15:45 Cool, calm and collected! Addressing work pressure at Leiden University -Postdocs- (ENG)

In these interactive sessions, academic staff join group discussions of 5 to 6 people about work pressures at Leiden University. What sorts of work pressure do you face in your role, where does it come from, how can the organisation help, and what actions can you take? We want to hear from you to help improve policy.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 6 people!

Click here to sign up! 

16:00-17:00 HU talks (NL)

This event will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Click here to sign up! 

17:00-17:45 Club Battle (ENG + NL)

Also known as Tae Bo. A training on movements of various martial arts. 

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08:00-08:45 Tai Chi (ENG + NL)

Smooth standing movements to the rhythm of your breath. Calm your mind by shifting the focus to your body. 

Click here to sign up! 

09:00-09:20 Coffee corner (ENG + NL)

Besides not being able to go the Leiden University or the LUMC for work, you also miss daily contact with colleagues during this period. Human contact is an essential  part of  your daily work and keeping in touch with others benefits your work. Research has shown that social support is also important for reducing symptoms of stress. People with a strong social network have a higher life expectancy and a better immune sustem. During the Healthy University Week 2020 we organize Kaltura Coffee Breaks. A nice way to start a conversation with familiar and / or new colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Do you like networking? Are you new at Leiden University or the LUMC? Or do you just want to chat? Use the Kaltura Coffee Breaks to expand your network or meet new people. Register and receive the link to participate!

Click here to sign up! 

10:00-10:20 Office work-out (ENG + NL)

A short break to loosen your neck, back and shoulders, to boost blood flow and to strengthen your muscles. Then you can get back to work full of energy. 

Click here to sign up! 

10:30-11:30 Workshop: Facts and myths about nutrition (ENG)

Nutrition is a hot topic. The media is full of it. What should you believe? Are carbohydrates and gluten bad? Are "superfoods" really that good? Because of contradictory reports in the media, people no longer see the forest for the trees and food is surrounded by all kinds of conscious rules and emotions that distract from the essentials. This workshop provides insight into what it takes for you to benefit from nutrition for your health. Facts are stated and myths debunked. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

12:00-13:00 Digital lunch session: Twintigerstwijfels & Dertigersdilemma’s - Keuzestress, sociale vergelijking en zingevingsvragen (NL)

This digital lunch session will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Click here to sign up! 

14:30-15:30 Workshop: Eet ik gezond? (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

16:00-16:45 Bodyshape (ENG + NL)

A full body workout. There are two parts to this training, cardio, where you will train your heart and lungs, and strength, where you will strengthen your abdominals, glutes and legs. 

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08:00-08:45 Yin Yoga (ENG + NL)

A calm form of yoga where postures are held so that the muscles can relax. A nice morning opener for those who sit a lot. 

Click here to sign up! 

09:00-09:20 Coffee corner (ENG + NL)

Besides not being able to go the Leiden University or the LUMC for work, you also miss daily contact with colleagues during this period. Human contact is an essential  part of  your daily work and keeping in touch with others benefits your work. Research has shown that social support is also important for reducing symptoms of stress. People with a strong social network have a higher life expectancy and a better immune sustem. During the Healthy University Week 2020 we organize Kaltura Coffee Breaks. A nice way to start a conversation with familiar and / or new colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Do you like networking? Are you new at Leiden University or the LUMC? Or do you just want to chat? Use the Kaltura Coffee Breaks to expand your network or meet new people. Register and receive the link to participate!

Click here to sign up!

09:30-11:00 Workshop: Signaleren en herkennen van psychische klachten’ voor leidinggevenden (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 100 people!

Click here to sign up!

10:00-10:20 Office work-out (ENG + NL)

A short break to loosen your neck, back and shoulders, to boost blood flow and to strengthen your muscles. Then you can get back to work full of energy. 

Click here to sign up!

10:30-11:30 Workshop: Vitaal naar je werk (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up!

12:00-13:00 Digital lunch session: Hoe het placebo effect kan bijdragen aan je gezondheid en een gezonde leefstijl (NL)

This digital lunch session will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Click here to sign up!

14:00-14:45 Cool, calm and collected! Addressing work pressure at Leiden University -Lecturers, Assistant/Associate/ Full professors- (ENG)

In these interactive sessions, academic staff join group discussions of 5 to 6 people about work pressures at Leiden University. What sorts of work pressure do you face in your role, where does it come from, how can the organisation help, and what actions can you take? We want to hear from you to help improve policy. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 6 people!

Click here to sign up!

14:30-15:30 Workshop: Stress Less (ENG)

The workshop starts with a short stress test and an explanation of what stress is. The fact that one person experiences stress while another, in the same situation, is not bothered by it, shows that stress is a personal experience. The employee learns to recognize his own stress pattern and how to deal with it. In the workshop, the employee becomes aware of the burden and learns how to increase the bearing capacity. Employees who can relax well are less absent, work more concentrated and safer and run less risk of dropping out prematurely.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up!

15:30-16:15 Cool, calm and collected! Addressing work pressure at Leiden University -Lecturers, Assistant/Associate/ Full professors- (ENG)

In these interactive sessions, academic staff join group discussions of 5 to 6 people about work pressures at Leiden University. What sorts of work pressure do you face in your role, where does it come from, how can the organisation help, and what actions can you take? We want to hear from you to help improve policy. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 6 people!

Click here to sign up!

15:30-16:30 Mindfulness workshop (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up!

17:00-17:45 Hip-hop (ENG + NL)

Dance like in a video clip. The choreography of this tough dance is taught step by step. 

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08:00-08:45 Pilates (ENG + NL)

Balance your body in a very controlled way, where you strengthen the muscles of your core, to improve your posture and increase your body awareness. 

Click here to sign up! 

09:00-09:20 Coffee corner (ENG+ NL)

Besides not being able to go the Leiden University or the LUMC for work, you also miss daily contact with colleagues during this period. Human contact is an essential  part of  your daily work and keeping in touch with others benefits your work. Research has shown that social support is also important for reducing symptoms of stress. People with a strong social network have a higher life expectancy and a better immune sustem. During the Healthy University Week 2020 we organize Kaltura Coffee Breaks. A nice way to start a conversation with familiar and / or new colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Do you like networking? Are you new at Leiden University or the LUMC? Or do you just want to chat? Use the Kaltura Coffee Breaks to expand your network or meet new people. Register and receive the link to participate!

Click here to sign up! 

10:00-10:20 Office work-out (ENG + NL)

A short break to loosen your neck, back and shoulders, to boost blood flow and to strengthen your muscles. Then you can get back to work full of energy. 

Click here to sign up! 

10:30-11:30 Workshop: Stress Less (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up!

12:00-13:00 Digital lunch sessions: Uitbraak management van COVID-19 (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch.

Click here to sign up!

14:30-15:30 Workshop: Vital to work (ENG)

In this workshop a lot of attention will be paid to a healthy posture and more movement. Ideal for employees with sedentary jobs. Many physical complaints caused by sedentary work or a sedentary lifestyle can be reduced by posture correction. This exciting workshop, where theory and practice come together, is ideal for repetitive strain injury prevention, the improvement of shoulder, neck, back and computer related complaints. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 20 people!

Click here to sign up! 

16:00-16:45 Belly dancing (ENG + NL)

Oriental dance to the rhythm of drums and tambourines. Tense and relax your abs in this subtle dance. 

Click here to sign up! 

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Thursday (29/10) & Friday (30/10) Health Promotion & Disease prevention workshops

08:30-09:15 You vs. your screen: How to win the battle in 2020 (ENG)

Reducing screen time? In pandemic times? How, you might ask yourself? We are all working from home right now, and spending many hours behind your screen seems unavoidable. In this webinar we will give you ideas on how to keep track of your screen time and explore alternatives for structuring offline breaks. We are here to help you win the battle!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

09:00-09:45 Thuiswerken geeft niet alleen kop- maar ook nekzorgen (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

09:30-10:15 Connect to protect (NL)- Students only

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

10:00-10:45 Sleep well and prosper: Is poor sleep your worst nightmare? (ENG)

Would you like to sleep better? Join us for a short talk to inspire you on how to enhance your sleep quality, with healthier pre-sleep habits. We will cover topics such as the bedroom environment, technology management, pre-sleep relaxation and ways to keep track of your progress and goals. Take the first step towards a more rewarding night's sleep.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

10:30-11:15 Active Breaks are Necessary, Work Less Sedentary! (ENG)

Have you noticed that you are sitting more during your study or work day since COVID-19? Come join our webinar to learn how you can reduce your sedentary behaviour and increase your well-being. Our interactive webinar full of tips and tricks, will teach you how to tackle the challenge of staying active. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

11:00-11:45 It's okay not to feel okay (ENG)- Students only

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 a lot has changed in the way we live our social life. No matter what kind of person you are, we have to take time to make sure we don't get lonely and feel connected to others. This webinar teaches about how to stay okay and how we can help each other cope with loneliness.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

13:15-14:00 Taking a Stand Against Sitting! (ENG)- Staff only

Does Corona got you down (on a chair)? Do you sit behind a desk for hours on end? Do you feel like you move enough during office hours? In our webinar we take a stand and answer the question: ‘How is sitting too much impacting my health and lifestyle?’ Would you like to know the answer to this question; Then please join us during our webinar ‘Taking a Stand’, where we will dive into the topic of sedentary behaviour, and walk you through the importance of incorporating movement during your working day. With yourself and your colleagues we will investigate the small steps that you can take to make big strides in your overall health. You will be surprised by how easy and beneficial lifting yourself, and others, up off your beloved chairs will be!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

13:30-14:15 Sleep eight, feel great (ENG)

Feeling sleepy during the day and you cannot concentrate? Discover the consequences of sleep deprivation and master the tools to conquer it. Learn to manage your time, stress and the environment you sleep in with some easy-to-follow techniques and create a routine that serves both your physical and mental health.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

14:00-14:45 Een appel per dag, zeg de dokter gedag (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

14:30-15:15 Minds at Peace: Worry Webinar (NL)- Students only

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

15:00-15:45 Take a break - have a stretch (ENG)

Due to Corona most of us sit many more hours a day than before. If you find yourself sitting much more than you wish, join this webinar to learn strategies to break up sitting time and how to have a healthy body posture thoughout the day. Feel the energy flow again!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

15:30-16:15 A Corona Cocktail: An Unhealthy Mix of Isolation, Stress and Alcohol. Be a thinker, not a drinker (ENG)

This webinar targets potential problematic drinking behaviour during the pandemic. We will provide the skills to regulate consumption, effectively manage stress and resist social and work pressures.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

08:30-09:15 Sleep eight, feel great (ENG)

Feeling sleepy during the day and you cannot concentrate? Discover the consequences of sleep deprivation and master the tools to conquer it. Learn to manage your time, stress and the environment you sleep in with some easy-to-follow techniques and create a routine that serves both your physical and mental health.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

 

09:00-09:45 Sta op tegen zitten! (NL)- Staff only

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

09:30-10:15 Minds at Peace: Worry Webinar (ENG)- Students only

Do you worry too much about all the things that are happening right now? And in the end find yourself worrying about your worries? Come learn how to wind down and take time for yourself to manage your worries. Build a toolbox with practical tips and tricks on how to reframe your thoughts, how to practice “mental health hygiene”, and me-time your worries away! 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

10:00-10:45 Een appel per dag, zeg de dokter gedag (NL)

This workshop will be in Dutch. For more information: click on the tab in your top right corner to switch your language for additional information in Dutch. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

10:30-11:15 A Corona Cocktail: An Unhealthy Mix of Isolation, Stress and Alcohol. Be a thinker, not a drinker (ENG)

This webinar targets potential problematic drinking behaviour during the pandemic. We will provide the skills to regulate consumption, effectively manage stress and resist social and work pressures.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

11:00-11:45 "Loneliness - the importance of social connections. Connect to protect! " (ENG)- Students only

Loneliness is a common topic among students and everybody feels lonely from
time to time. Join our webinar to learn about loneliness and ways to stay connected to others
during COVID-19!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

13:15-14:00 Working at home is a pain in the neck (ENG)

Due to COVID-19 you now mostly work from home. You are likely to sit much more than you used to, and this can lead to pain complaints such as (increased) neck pain. Join our webinar and learn easy and effective ways of reducing or preventing (neck) pain. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

13:30-14:15 Active Breaks are Necessary, Work Less Sedentary! (ENG)

Have you noticed that you are sitting more during your study or work day since COVID-19? Come join our webinar to learn how you can reduce your sedentary behaviour and increase your well-being. Our interactive webinar full of tips and tricks will teach you how to tackle the challenge of staying active. 

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

14:00-14:45 Sleep well and prosper: Is poor sleep your worst nightmare? (ENG)

Would you like to sleep better? Join us for a short talk to inspire you on how to enhance your sleep quality, with healthier pre-sleep habits. We will cover topics such as the bedroom environment, technology management, pre-sleep relaxation and ways to keep track of your progress and goals. Take the first step towards a more rewarding night's sleep.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

14:30-15:15 " Take a break - have a stretch " (ENG)

Due to Corona most of us sit many more hours a day than before. If you find yourself sitting much more than you wish, join this webinar to learn strategies to break up sitting time and how to have a healthy body posture thoughout the day. Feel the energy flow again!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

15:00-15:45 It's okay not to feel okay (ENG)- Students only

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 a lot has changed in the way we live our social life. No matter what kind of person you are, we have to take time to make sure we don't get lonely and feel connected to others. This webinar teaches about how to stay okay and how we can help each other cope with loneliness.

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

15:30-16:15 You vs. your screen: How to win the battle in 2020 (ENG)

Reducing screen time? In pandemic times? How, you might ask yourself? We are all working from home right now, and spending many hours behind your screen seems unavoidable. In this webinar we will give you ideas on how to keep track of your screen time and explore alternatives for structuring offline breaks. We are here to help you win the battle!

Be quick to sign up as the maximum capacity is 15 people!

Click here to sign up!

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