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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 

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