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Are you overweight or obese and tired of struggling with your weight? Do you have symptoms of depression?

The Department of Psychiatry at DHMC is conducting a research study to evaluate the effects of two different treatments for depression and obesity in women.

Study participation is free of charge and participants are compensated for their time.

For more information call 603.650.4724 or find it online here.

Be a CHaD HERO!

Join Team "Wellness Heroes" at the CHaD HERO event on October 18th!

This team of faculty, staff, family, and friends is on a mission to help all kids served by CHaD by providing funding for critical programs. Be a HERO and register for the 5K walk or run, the 10K wooded hike, the half-marathon, the Cam's Fun Run for kids, or volunteer and help raise funds for CHaD!

Register here to become a HERO.

Planning for a Maternity/Paternity Leave

Employees looking to learn more about Dartmouth College maternity/paternity leave benefits and other important topics relevant to planning for or expectant parents are invited to attend an education session on September 23rd, from 3:00-4:30, The session will be hosted at the Office of Human Resources -7 Lebanon St., Suite 203.

Registration is required. Sign up here.

 

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The MOVE IT Challenge 

Registration for the fall MOVE IT physical activity challenge will begin in late September - stay tuned for more details!

Save the Date - 4th Annual Employee Wellness Event on 10/6

The 4th Annual Employee Wellness Event will take place at Alumni Hall (2nd floor of Hopkins Center) on Tuesday, October 6th from 10 AM - 2 PM.  Join us for biometric health screenings, mini workshops, flu shots, campus partner resources, healthy snacks, giveaways, prizes and more!  

Smaller events will also take place at DHMC (Auditorium D) on Wednesday, October 7th from 10 AM - 2 PM and at 41 Centerra (Room 334) on Thursday, October 8th from 10 AM - 2 PM.  

More details coming soon! 

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!

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: 7/30/15