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Adult Tennis Clinic

Dartmouth Men's Tennis Head Coach, Chris Drake, will be offering an adult tennis class. The class is on Thursday nights from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, starting July 2nd for 10 straight weeks. All levels welcome except for absolute beginners. Contact Chris Drake for more information, and to sign up.

Sign up for a workplace CSA farm share delivery TODAY!

Eating healthy, eating local, & supporting local farms has never been easier! Wellness at Dartmouth, Dartmouth Sustainability & Vital Communities are partnering again to bring you fresh veggies via Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares delivered to convenient drop off locations across the Hanover campus. Some farms also have drop offs at Centerra & DHMC!

Sign up today for your favorite farm or the farm delivering closest to your office building. Details 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

The MOVE IT Challenge

Congratulations to all our recent MOVE IT participants!

If you received an email confirming you have earned a dry fit t-shirt, please stop by one of the below events to pick up your shirt.  

  • Tuesday, June 23rd from 12 PM – 1 PM at DHMC, Rubin, Room 790
  • Thursday, June 25th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
  • Friday, June 26th from 12 PM – 1 PM at 41 Centerra, Room 334
  • Monday, June 29th from 12 PM – 1 PM at Thayer, Rett’s Room 201

If you, or a team member on your behalf, are not able to pick up your t-shirt at any of the above dates and times, please email wellness@dartmouth.edu to make other arrangements.    

We hope you join us again as we MOVE IT this fall!

 

Health and Wellness - Summer 2015

Hiking for your Body and Mind

Hiking outdoors has many perks - nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. Hiking is also a powerful cardio workout that can lower your risk of heart disease, boost bone density (since walking is a weight-bearing exercise), and build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, as well as muscles in your hips and lower legs. Hiking can also strengthen your core, improve your balance, and boost your mood.

Visit here to learn more about local hiking spots available in the Upper Valley, and here to access the Upper Valley Trail Finder. Before you go out hiking, be sure to review hiking safety tips, which can be found here.

Heat and Exercise: Keeping Cool in Hot Weather

Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. If you do not take precaution when exercising in the heat, you risk serious illness. Under normal conditions, your skin, blood vessels, and perspiration levels adjust to the heat. However, these natural cooling systems may fail if you're exposed to high temperatures and humidity for too long, you perspire heavily, and/or you do not drink enough fluid - all of which can lead to heat-related illness. Heat related illnesses include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Visit here to learn about the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

When exercising in hot weather, you should watch the temperature, drink plenty of fluids, avoid midday sun, and wear sunscreen. Visit here to learn more ways to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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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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: 6/12/15