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Wellness at Dartmouth
7 Lebanon Street -- Suite 203
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-3706
Fax: (603) 646-1108
Email: wellness@dartmouth.edu

Spotlight!

SAVE THE DATE - Alumni Gym Open House - 12/5 & 12/6

Friday, December 5th from 12 PM - 8 PM and Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM – 2 PM. Work out in Zimmerman Fitness Center, try out a select FLIP fitness class, talk to Personal Trainers, participate in free fitness clinics or take a guided tour of Zimmerman Fitness Center.  Plus, enter to win exciting prizes!  More information can be found here plus click here for the fitness schedule.

FREE Health Screenings - 12/4 & 12/11

Don't miss a chance to get your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, Body Mass Index, and waist circumference checked at an upcoming biometric screening event. Open to all employees even if you've been screened in previous years. A limited number of appointments remain available at '53 Commons (12/4) & DHMC (12/11). Receive a free reusable lunch bag for participating (if you haven't already). Register for your 15-minute appointment here

Stay Connected with Wellness at Dartmouth - like us on Facebook! 

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

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, waist circumference, 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.  Please note, you do not need to fast for this screening. 

  • 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 - 1p
  • 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.

Let's 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 
  • Learn more here.

Health and Wellness in Fall 2014

November is American Diabetes Month. Below you will find links that provide you with information about Type 2 diabetes, including risk factor and prevention information.

American Diabetes Month

  • What is Type 2 Diabetes? – If you have Type 2 Diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly (also known as insulin resistance). Your body makes extra insulin to make up for the insulin resistance, but over time, cannot create enough insulin to keep blood glucose at a normal level. When glucose builds up in the body instead of going into cells, it can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, or heart. Visit here to read more about Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Are You at Risk? – An estimated 86 million Americans over age 20 have prediabetes, meaning their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years, and are also more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. To learn if you are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test here, and read more about prediabetes here.
  • Lower Your Diabetes Risk – Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy, and being physically active can all help to lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. It's easier to make lifestyle changes one step at a time. Visit here to learn how to take small steps to improve your health.

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!

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.

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

The information posted on the Dartmouth Wellness Website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The Dartmouth Wellness Website does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website. Read more... 

Last Updated: 11/12/14