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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!

Get Ready to MOVE IT

Registration for MOVE IT, a physical activity challenge, will begin in mid-March. Stay tuned for more details!

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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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UPLIFT IT - Begins Monday, February 2nd!

A new year offers an opportunity to embrace the world around us and consider ways to improve the quality of our lives and others. This next program, UPLIFT IT, builds on the previous programs around Moving, Fueling and Maintaining It.

  • UPLIFT IT is a 5-week program (February 2nd – March 8th) focused on showing kindness, being active and feeling refreshed!
  • UPLIFT IT participants will be introduced to relevant research, tips and resources to help our Dartmouth community thrive in 2015 and beyond.  
  • Earn points for activities such as performing acts of kindness, journaling gratitude, being physically active and dedicating time to healthfully unwind and be entered into drawings for fun prizes.  
  • You may participate as an individual, on a team with 2 – 10 team members, or both.
  • For tips and ideas related to the UPLIFT IT activities, click here.

Join us on this journey to UPLIFT IT in 2015!

Registration will remain open during Week 1 - Join today here.  

And stay tuned for MOVE IT 2 - coming Spring 2015!

Please note: UPLIFT IT is open to all active, benefits eligible Dartmouth College employees and their spouses including legally married spouses, civil union partners, and same sex domestic partners.  It's also open to all employees who are temps, non-paid, and non-benefits eligible part and full-time employees (excludes student employees).

 

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.

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: 2/27/15