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Active Transportation Counseling
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location:
BeWell Berry

Learn to gradually expand your non-auto transportation without aiming for perfection. In this 1-hour session, in-person, or in two 30-minute phone calls, talk with an experienced health behavior counselor to set goals and overcome barriers that stand between your good intentions and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even trying once a month can be a good start. In addition to environmental and economic benefits, active transportation provides great health advantages such as increased exercise and stress reduction.

For Stanford employees, there will be support for accessing Commute Club opportunities, if desired.

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is the environmental behavior change program manager for the Stanford Health Improvement Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $100.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: atc-04

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WEBINAR: Digital Wellness: Health Impacts of Wireless Technology
Tue 11/19 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Cindy Russell
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Are you concerned about excessive screen time for yourself or your family or the physical risks of radiation generated by cell phones and Wi Fi? You are not alone.

While the use of wireless devices has skyrocketed, there have been more questions than answers raised about associated mental health, physical health, environmental, privacy, and security issues of this new technology. While there are conflicting opinions, there is credible research that underscores the need for precaution.

In this noontime webinar, you will learn scientific research regarding wireless technologies and their effects on biological systems as well as the psychosocial aspects of digital addictions and how digital technology and excessive screen time can have physiological and psychological effects on children and adults.

You will walk away with effective measures that can be used to reduce your exposure to wireless radiofrequency radiation in the home as well as tools to tame technology addictions at home. A resource list will be provided.

Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructor: Cindy Russell, MD, is the executive director of Physicians for Safe Technology and has been part of the Santa Clara County Medical Association for more than 25 years. She became interested in public health and prevention strategies while treating breast cancer patients over the last 30 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 100   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: digw-01

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Safe and Confident Winter Biking: How to Keep Riding During Cold, Dark, or Wet Conditions
Thu 11/14 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
Instructor: John Ciccarelli, Jane Rosten
Location: Graduate Community Center, Havana Room (750 Escondido Road)
BeWell Berry

When late fall weather arrives and the days grow shorter, you might think the bicycling season is over, but with the proper clothing, lights, knowledge, and practice, winter riding can be rewarding, even exhilarating!

This class is for fair-weather bike commuters and recreational riders interested in tips for continuing to enjoy bicycling when the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and the rain starts coming down. Knowing how to dress for Bay Area winter weather and outfit your bike for drizzle and darkness can help you keep fit year-round, while continuing to help the environment, lower your expenses, and reduce your stress level.

In this 2-hour course, we'll cover safety and basic commuting skills with photos and video, model clothing options for staying warm and dry, and demonstrate a variety of effective lights for your bike and helmet. There will be optional goal-setting for those who would like to get started making a change within the next month. Bring questions and learn how to stay on the road all season long.

Instructors: John Ciccarelli is an experienced street cyclist and nationally certified cycling instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. He founded his San Francisco-based cycling consulting practice, Bicycle Solutions, in 1999 after serving for four years as Stanford’s first full-time bicycle program coordinator.

Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is the environmental behavior change program manager for the Stanford Health Improvement Program, chief counselor for HIP’s Active Transportation Counseling™, voting member of the City of Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee, and an avid bicyclist.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $70.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 16   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: bike-03