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Registration for MOVE IT is now open - join by 4/5!

Registration for MOVE IT, an online individual and team-based 8-week physical activity challenge, is now open. Click here to join today!

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Wellness at Dartmouth is on Facebook! Like us to connect to events, programs, resources, healthy tips, recipes, and more!  Even if you don't have a Facebook page, you can still view our page and see our postings.  Please note, Wellness at Dartmouth will be taking a break from posting regularly on Facebook until after the new year. Stay tuned for new health and wellness tips and healthy recipes to help you make the most of 2015! 

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Wellness Resources for Faculty and Staff

Join the 2015 MOVE IT Challenge by Sunday, April 5th!

MOVE IT is a fun, 8-week physical activity challenge that encourages faculty, staff and spouses to improve or maintain their own health while simultaneously helping to create a healthier Dartmouth community.  The 2015 MOVE IT challenge will take place from April 6th – May 31st.  

Join here today and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win your choice of the below prizes* - the earlier you register the more chances you have to win - 3 winners will be announced each week beginning Friday, 3/20!

  • 3-month Alumni Gym membership
  • 2 Personal Training sessions at Zimmerman Fitness Center
  • FLIP class
  • Fitbit Charge wireless activity tracking device

Here's how to get started - participate on a team (with 2-10 members), go solo, or both!

  1. REGISTER here by April 5th and get a free accelerometer pedometer (a different device from last year) or a $10 discount on a Fitbit, or similar activity tracking device, purchased at The Dartmouth College Computer Store
  2. MOVE IT and then log your activity online beginning on April 6 
  3. WIN prizes for registering, participating and achieving!  Plus earn a free dry-fit t-shirt!

For more details on the MOVE IT challenge including the goals of the challenge, prizes, and how the 2015 MOVE IT challenge is different from the 2014 MOVE IT challenge, click here

Save the date and join us for a Kick-Off Walk/Run

Campus Leaders, Wellness at Dartmouth team members and Student Athletes from Dartmouth's Division 1 Teams will be leading a series of kick-off walk/run events on the below dates beginning at 12:15 PM (each walk/run will take approximately 30 minutes).  All abilities welcome.  Let us know which event you'll be joining by signing up here.

  • Tuesday, April 7th - Hanover Campus (meet in front of Hopkins Center on the Hop Plaza)
  • Wednesday, April 8th - Centerra (meet outside the main entrance to Building 41)
  • Thursday, April 9th - DHMC (meet outside the Borwell entrance)

Make a move that motivates you.

Please note: MOVE IT is open to all active Dartmouth College employees and spouses of benefits eligible employees including legally married spouses, civil union partners, and same sex domestic partners.  
*Applicable withholding of taxes through payroll will apply.  Alumni Gym membership prize is effective from March - June 2015 and is for new members only. 


Health and Wellness - March 2015

Sleep Awareness Week

Did you know that March 2-8, 2015 is National Sleep Awareness Week? Sleep Awareness Week is an annual public education and awareness week that promotes the importance of sleep. The week ends with the time change to Daylight Savings Time, commonly known as the time of the year when we lose an hour of sleep. Visit here to watch a short video to learn some tips to make adjusting to Daylight Savings Time even easier. Click here to learn more about sleep, as well as Sleep Awareness Week, from the National Sleep Foundation.

Exercising in Cold Weather

When the temperature drops, don't let your activity levels drop too.  Exercising in the cold has some advantages including helping you feel awake and invigorated and it's a great way to take in the sunlight which can help improve your mood.  When exercising outdoors, it's important to dress properly so you stay warm and dry.  Layering your clothes, with a base layer that wicks moisture is your best bet as once cotton becomes wet with sweat, the moisture trapped will actually make you feel colder.  For more tips on staying active in cold weather, ideas for fitting activity in, sample circuit routines, and some yummy recipes, check out the Cold Weather Fitness Guide from the American Heart Association here.

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!

Statement of Purpose

The Dartmouth Wellness Website has been designed as an index of resources. The website lists organizations, institutions, and groups providing resources connected to health and fitness, but such listing is not intended as an endorsement, recommendation by Dartmouth or any of its departments, or even as a complete description of the organizations, institutions, and groups listed. Omissions from the list are unintentional. Feedback about listings and the website is welcomed.

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Last Updated: 3/31/15