Stress Free UC +Health
Reduce stress. Improve your health & the UCSF community.
We are no longer enrolling for the Stress Free UC +Health Study. Thank you for your interest!
Stress Free UC +Health?
Stress Free UC +Health is a study being conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco who want to better understand how a mindfulness and healthy eating program might influence stress and eating behaviors. We are testing methods to lower stress and promote healthy eating in hopes of finding new ways to support employee health.
Who can take part?
You can take part if you:
Are a UCSF employee
Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 25
What will I be asked to do?
You may be asked to:
Complete up to 5 short surveys online
Answer short surveys in the morning and at night (10 minutes a day) for 14 days
Wear a Fitbit for 14 days
Meet with the study team at Parnassus two times
Meditate for 10 minutes each day using the Headspace app
You may also take part in a healthy eating program, involving an in-person counseling session and weekly at-home audio exercises.
Will I be paid?
You will receive:
A free Fitbit fitness watch
A free 1-year subscription to Headspace, a meditation app
One entry to a drawing for a 2-night hotel stay near Napa
Visit the Health Study FAQ page.