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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!

Snowshoeing on the Golf Course on January 21st

Join Kathy Decato of the Outdoor Programs Office for a snowshoe around the golf course on Wednesday, January 21st from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Wear warm clothing and boots; bring a hat and mittens or gloves. Meet at the Cross Country Center in the basement of the DOC House at 12:00 PM. Showshoes provided. No experience necessary. To sign up, email Kathy Decato.

Shopping with Diabetes Class on January 27th

Whether you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or are shopping for a family member or friend with diabetes, this workshop can make things easier for you. In this class presented by the Co-op's registered dietitian, you'll have a chance to practice the skills you need to shop for healthful foods that keep diabetes in control. Learn how to read labels and what the best choices are in the grocery store, and get answers to your questions about how to eat with diabetes. Call (603) 640-6342 or email Mary Choate for more information.

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

UPLIFT IT - Register by 1/30!

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.   

Join us on this journey to UPLIFT IT in 2015!

Join today here.  Plus, if you join UPLIFT IT by Friday, January 30th you will be entered to win one of several $50 gift certificates to the Hopkins Center for the Arts. 

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 - Winter Season

Nutrition During the Holidays

In order to maintain a healthy weight, we need to balance the amount of food we eat with the amount of energy we burn.  With the holiday season being full of parties and holiday meals, it's even more important to be conscious of the food choices we make.  Check out the American Heart Association's Holiday Healthy Eating Guide here for tips on selecting healthier holiday beverages and dishes, making smart substitutions and how to be prepared to handle the food choices at holiday parties.  Plus, you'll find a couple of quick and healthy recipes including Snack Mix and Crunchy Chicken with Oven-Roasted Broccoli.

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: 1/22/15