AED Awareness Hunt
Can you find 3 AEDs on the Dartmouth College campus? Follow this link to view a list of all Automatic External Defibrillators on Dartmouth's campus, and see if you can find 3 in and/or near your workspace. Each AED contains a unique quote from Dartmouth's very own Dr. Seuss! Once you've found 3 AEDs, follow this link to record each Dr. Seuss quote for a chance to win prizes sponsored by Environmental Health and Safety. Or, simply print out the form and bring it to the Employee Wellness Event on Oct. 7th! Prizes will be drawn on October 14th.
Stay Connected with Wellness at Dartmouth - like us on Facebook!
Wellness at Dartmouth recently launched a Facebook page to help connect our community to events, programs, resources, healthy tips, recipes, and more! Please note, even if you don't have a Facebook page, you can still view our page and see our postings.
Wellness Resources for Faculty and Staff
Receive your Biometric Health Screenings
Thank you to the 600 employees who attended the 3rd Annual Employee Wellness Event on October 7th! Click here to find out who the prize winners were and to learn the recipes for the snacks provided at the Event.
We realize not everyone could make it to this event so will be offering 9 additional biometric health screening events throughout October, November and December. Receive your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and BMI results, PLUS a free reusable lunch bag (if you haven't already). Appointments are 15-minutes and you'll walk away knowing your results.
- Wednesday, October 15th: DHMC (Auditorium D) from 9a - 2p
- Thursday, October 23rd: 41 Centerra (Room 334) from 9a - 2p
- Wednesday, October 29th: Main Campus (Collis Room 218) from 10a - 2p
- Tuesday, November 4th: Tuck (Byrne Frantz Room) from 9a - 2p
- Wednesday, November 5th: North Campus (Occom Commons) from 9a - 2p
- Wednesday, November 19th: 41 Centerra (Room 334) from 9a - 2p
- Thursday, December 4th: Main Campus ('53 Commons, Paganucci) from 9a - 2p
- Thursday, December 11th: DHMC (Level 5, East Mall) from 9a - 2p
Register today here.
Get Ready to MAINTAIN IT!
MAINTAIN IT is a fun 6-week online program focused on maintaining physical activity, weight and overall health during the busy holiday season.
- Participate as a team member and/or as an individual (teams must have between 2 - 10 team members)
- MAINTAIN IT has a NEW start date - Monday, November 3rd - Register Here Today. Register by 10/20 and be entered into a prize drawing for a chance to win one of several FitBit Zip activity tracking devices or CamelBak water bottles, plus also be entered into the 2nd prize drawing on 10/31!
- Stay tuned - more details coming soon!
Be a CHaD HERO - Register today!
- Join Team "Wellness at Dartmouth" for the CHaD HERO Event on 10/26! This will be the second year our team of faculty and staff (and their families!) is on a mission to help all kids served by CHaD live healthy, active lives.
- Be a HERO and register for the half-marathon, 5k run, 5k walk, 10k wooded hike, Cam's Fun Run or volunteer and help raise funds for CHaD!
- Register here today.
- Click on Join Our Team, select your event and fundraising amount
- Choose Join a Team and select "Wellness at Dartmouth" and then follow the registration instructions
- Stay tuned for team communications and events
- To learn more about the CHaD HERO and frequently asked questions, including fundraising requirements, click here.
Health and Wellness in Fall 2014
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Below you will find links that provide you with information about breast cancer, including the importance of early detection, breast cancer FAQs, and myths.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Early Detection - The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect breast cancer in its early stages. Visit here to learn about signs and symptoms, how and when to perform a breast self-exam, and healthy lifestyle habits to reduce your risk factors. Download the free Early Detection Plan: Breast Cancer iPhone app here.
- Breast Cancer Myths - Did you know that breast cancer does not only affect women? In fact, each year an estimated 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to lack of awareness, men are less likely to assume a lump is breast cancer, which can lead to a delay in treatment. Click here to learn the facts behind additional breast cancer myths.
- Breast Cancer FAQs - What impact can stress have on developing breast cancer? Can a healthy diet prevent breast cancer? Are mammograms painful? Learn the answers to these and additional breast cancer FAQs here.
Tips for Fall Fitness
Fall is a transitional time of year - the leave on the trees change, it becomes darker earlier, and the temperature begins to drop. These changes can lead to stress for individuals who tend to fall off the health and fitness wagon during this seasonal transition. Planning for seasonal changes, finding support from group exercise, and embracing events and activities that fall has to offer are key factors for staying fit through the changing seasons. See below for tips to help you stay healthy and active this fall:
- Head to the Trails - Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in the Upper Valley! Grab a friend and hit the local trails for a walk, run, hike, or bike, and take in the view of the changing leaves.
- Drink Water - Stay hydrated, even as the temperature cools down. People often feel less thirsty when it is not hot outside, but staying hydrated is just as important in the fall as it is during the hot summer months. Maintaining proper fluid intake can also help with exercise recovery and appetite control.
- Exercise Early in the Day - Try to work out early in the morning or during the day. With the time changing and the sun setting earlier, it can feel later than it really is, which can make people more tired than usual. Getting into a routine of working out earlier in the day will guarantee the workout is completed and will still allow time in the afternoon and evening for relaxation.
- Vary Activities - As the weather cools down and summer ends, it can become difficult to maintain motivation. Try varying activities and workouts to keep a fresh spin on exercise (and allow for confidence and skill to build across a wide range of activities!).
Your Path to Well-being Starts Here...
Wellness at Dartmouth is committed to helping employees discover their own path to well-being. Our website is one aspect of a comprehensive approach designed to connect employees with the support they need along their journey. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates. The welcome mat is always out!
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