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Take Cancer to the Mat!

Saturday, August 27th, 9am - 5pm: a fun, full day of outdoor yoga while raising money for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. For more information, and to register, click here.

CHaD Hero

Join the "Wellness Heroes" to raise money for the patients at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. Register here!

Weight Watchers at Work

Open House/Registration kick off on July 7th at 12 noon in Collis 101. The next 17-week session begins on July 14th and ends November 3rd. For more information, contact Barb Belloir.

Protect Yourself from the Zika Virus

If you have traveled or plan to travel to any of these areas, make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to prevent the Zika Virus. The CDC Website provides important tips to keep you safe. For a list of symptoms, click here. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider.

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MOVE IT: Mediterranean Challenge

July 25 - August 15, Experience the Mediterranean Sea's beautiful coastline virtually as you participate on a team of five, or as an individual, and unlock stages in a race through Southern Europe! Earn 500 points for joining, plus more for participating. Join today!

Please note:

  • Team scores are calculated by adding up total number of steps, so make sure to recruit a full team of five!
  • If you do not wish to have teammates, you still must create a private team.
  • Maximum amount of steps counted per day is 30,000.
  • Once the challenge has begun, if you leave a team, you are unable to join another team and you will no longer be able to participate in the challenge.

Join us for a kick off walk!

Tuesday, July 26: Hanover Campus - meet on the Hopkins Center Plaza

Wednesday, July 27: DHMC - meet in front of the Borwell Entrance

Thursday, July 28: Centerra - meet in front of visitor entrance at 41 Centerra

All walks will begin at 12:15 and last about 30 - 45 minutes, rain or shine!

The Pulse at Dartmouth program - join today!

The Pulse at Dartmouth program provides a comprehensive suite of personalized tools and support, including fun challenges similar to the MOVE IT challenge, activity, sleep and nutrition trackers, social connections, a personal health assessment, and more! As a participant, you can:

  • Earn up to $400 per calendar year ($100 per calendar quarter; max of $300 in 2016)
  • Receive one free MAX™ Activity and Sleep Tracker device, or a one-time credit of $24.99 towards the purchase of another device, that will synchronize your activity with the Pulse program (all credits applied after checkout)

Join the Pulse at Dartmouth program today at http://dartgo.org/joinpulse.

Learn more about the Pulse program, upcoming launch events, health stations, eligibility, and more here.

New Quarter: July 1 - September 30

  • Friday, July 1st marks the beginning of a new quarter. All points will reset to zero and you will have a new opportunity to reach level 4 and earn $100 by September 30th.
  • Don't forget to redeem any earned dollars:
    • Log in at dartgo.org/pulse and click on the amount to spend on the top of your Pulse home page.
    • Select your redemption option: direct deposit, Visa or gift card, or a purchase in the Pulse Store.

July is UV Protection Month

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Be Safe in the Sun. Learn about some of the damaging effects that too much sun exposure can have on the skin and protect yourself and your family with these tips.

 

Health and Wellness: Seasonal Tips

Check for Ticks!

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Ticks are most active this time of year, so be extra vigilant in taking preventive measures. Whether you're hiking through the woods, or strolling through your neighborhood, be sure to check for ticks when you come inside.

For information on ticks and Lyme Disease, visit the CDC website.

Do you know the difference between a snack and a treat?

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This Washington Post article weighs in on the common mistakes that are made when it comes to choosing our snacks. For tips on how to choose a healthy snack, check out the article.

5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight Running

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Running can be a great way to lose weight and get healthier - just avoid these common running mistakes.

Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers

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Get the grill going this summer with this healthy and easy-to-make recipe from EatingWell via Zipongo! Find the recipe here.

Start a Bulletin Board in Your Department

The above resources are perfect to get you started on a wellness bulletin board. For printable versions and more ideas, check out our Bulletin Board.

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Last Updated: 7/19/16