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Healthy Living with P.O.W.E.R. Nutrition Moves by Denise Normandin, RD, LD

March 6th, 2017 by Denise

power-nutritionKnow the POWER of FOOD!

The healing power of food can transform health. This is true! One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is a nutrient-rich diet containing nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods build physical strength, improve mental health and ward-off chronic diseases.

Join Denise Normandin, RD, LD for an amazing talk/interactive discussion on simple nutrition moves to match the speed of life!

Wednesday, March 8th
12:15 – 1:00pm
Frost Commons Lounge

Light, healthy refreshments will be shared!

Learn more about Denise Normandin

Denise’s P.O.W.E.R. Nutrition Moves are featured in the Wellness Council of America’s On the Move Monthly Curriculum!

Mark Your Calendar! FEBRUARY 23 – Healthy Relationships Start with Ourselves: Empowering Body Positivity and Self-Acceptance!

February 10th, 2017 by Denise

rubiespearlsTo jump-start “LOVE YOUR BODY” Week, Healthy PSU invites you join us for this exciting and engaging workshop. Come listen to Brooke’s story inspiring body positivity, self-acceptance and LOVE! Brooke Foy is an award winning artist and designer who is using her talent to inspire people around her to live their life to the fullest. As an author and public speaker, Brooke has shown the world her story and how she has overcome many challenges such as an eating disorder and depression. Brooke is a graphic design major at Chapman University on scholarship for her artwork. Read Brooke’s Full BIO.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:00 – 4:45 PM
Frost Commons Lounge

Light Refreshments will be served. This workshop is provided at no-cost to all PSU Students, Faculty, Staff and their family members.

RSVP requested but not required! Reserve Your Seat HERE
The first 20 registered participants will receive a copy of Brooke’s NEW Workbook “Rubies and Pearls” A 70-page workbook of Body Positivity for girls!
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Learn even more by visiting the: She is Worth More Website

Upcoming Healthy PSU Healthy Living and Well-Being Events

January 30th, 2017 by Denise

Healthy PSU is kicking off healthy living this semester with several well-being events! Here are a few events to get us all started to move more, sit less and thrive while at work! Please take some time to connect with your fellow colleagues, share our culture of health and maybe even learn something new! Here we go PSU Panthers!

Upcoming Well-Being Events

Get…On the Move with Healthy PSU on Wednesday, February 1 @ 1:00 PM!

January 23rd, 2017 by Denise

Join Healthy PSU Wellness Champions for a fit-friendly Snowshoe to kick-off heart health month!!!
Meet at the ALLWell North Outdoor Center at 12:45 PM.

The group will depart together at 1:00 PM and will return by 2:00 PM.

Please RSVP by Jan. 31 for the Feb. 1 snowshoe event and to reserve a pair of snowshoes from the Outdoor Center (please be sure to bring your PSU ID card).

We look forward to seeing you all!


Wednesday, Dec. 7th ~ Healthy PSU Stress Free Oasis / Fit in Gratitude Walk at the Frost House!

November 21st, 2016 by Denise

This holiday season, let’s bring to the surface all the blessings that we benefit from each day, and that we often fail to appreciate!

Join us for this fun, festive event that provides an opportunity to reduce stress, celebrate joy and be grateful!
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Wednesday, December 7
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Frost Commons Lounge

– It is a Healthy PSU Designated Sneaker Day: “Fit in Gratitude” Walk will take place at Noon (meet in front of the Robert Frost House).

– Learn how PSU employee are planning to stay healthy, happy and less stressed this holiday season – PSU employees share healthy living practices!

Learn to Manage Stress Through Mindful Meditation

October 5th, 2016 by Denise

Healthy PSU is sponsoring a 4-week series for faculty and staff* interested in learning how to meditate! Gina will introduce a variety of ways to use meditation to become “stress resilient”, to increase happiness, decrease suffering and enjoy life more fully.

  • Each session will include a brief talk/discussion followed by a
    relaxation and meditation experience.
  • Each week will introduce a different type of meditation!
  • If you are ready to adopt a new practice to improve
    health, this workshop series is for you!

Workshop details/registration info

Join us on Tuesdays, October 25-November 15 in the relaxing Frost Commons Lounge
11:30-12:20 PM
Regina Kelly, Ph.D., APRN

Reserve your spot today by email: healthy-psu@plymouth.edu


SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 17 Sean Foy Presents: “What’s Your Why? The Power Of Purpose”©

September 27th, 2016 by Denise














Plymouth State University welcomes Guest Speaker, Sean Foy, President/founder of Personal Wellness Corporation

Monday, October 17, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall
This program is sponsored by Healthy PSU as part of the Healthy Living Series and is open to all current students, faculty and staff members at no-cost.


Sean Foy, is an internationally renowned authority on fitness, weight management and healthy living. As an author, exercise physiologist, behavioral coach and speaker, Sean has earned the reputation as “America’s Fast Fitness Expert”. With an upbeat, positive and sensible approach to making fitness happen, even with the busiest of schedules, he has taken his message of “simple moves” fitness all over the world.

Sean Foy is an exercise physiologist, behavioral coach, and author of the Wellness Councils of America’s flag ship physical activity and exercise books, “Fitness That Works” and “Walking 4 Wellness”. Sean is also the author and creator of “The Burst Workout” and the coauthor of the New York Times #1 bestseller, “The Daniel Plan”.

Among numerous awards, Sean has received the “Nike Go” Top National Health Education Program Award and the California Governor Health Educator of the Year Award and is the co-creator of an award winning children’s health and fitness program, “LEAN KIDS”. Foy is also the developer of the signature fitness program for The Biggest Loser® Pro Training program.

As a husband and father of two, as well as President and founder of Personal Wellness Corporation, an international health and wellness education and consulting firm, Sean understands “busy” and brings his real life exercise and life solutions to audiences where ever he goes. Appearing on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and other popular national television outlets, he has spent the last 25 years testing, researching and sharing his findings on how to crack the code to making fitness work and maximizing potential.

Sean has helped thousands of individuals all over the world with their wellness needs as an author, personal trainer, counselor, motivational speaker and business owner and is committed to encouraging everyone to attain optimal well-being for body, mind and spirit!



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Reduce Stress YOGA – Summer 2016 Schedule

June 14th, 2016 by Denise


Healthy PSU sponsors weekly Reduce Stress Yoga classes with Katie Comeau at the PSU Welcome Center this summer for faculty, staff, students and family members!

Mats available for use on a first come, first serve basis. Walk-ins Welcome!

Join us!  Weekly Schedule


Join Healthy PSU on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 for the 3rd Annual Walk Reunion with Health & Fitness Expert, Sean Foy!

May 19th, 2016 by Denise

Meet COACH SEAN FOY Best Selling Author & Internationally Renowned Health & Fitness Expert!

Join Healthy PSU for the 3rd Annual Walk Reunion and get On the Move with Coach Sean FOY on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Come outside and Have FUN, Move More, Sit Less and Thrive!  There will be activities, refreshments and giveaways at the event.  The first 250 walkers will receive a Healthy PSU t-shirt! There is no-cost to participate in the walk or the ALLWell event as it is sponsored by Healthy PSU for all PSU Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Family/Community members!

We will gather on the Mary Lyon Lawn at 11:15, the WALK to ALLWell will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. (in the event of rain the entire walk will be at ALLWell North). At Noontime Sean will share his talk at the “new” ALLWell North indoor track on: “What’s Your Why? The Power Of Purpose”©

We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Now new research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may be one of the most significant factors to changing and changing for good.

Sean Foy, co-author of the New York Times #1 best selling book, “The Daniel Plan”, author of the proven metabolic makeover book, “The Burst Workout” and Founder and President of Personal Wellness Corporation, shares with you five clues to help you uncover your motivation and passion, in what he calls, “What is Your Why-The Power of Purpose”.

What’s Your Why-The Power of Purpose” © is a one of a kind personal development and well-being program designed to empower your employees, family members and community partners to live healthier, happier and more purpose filled lives. In this interactive workshop participants will discover:

  1. Buried Treasure: The search for meaning, purpose and change
  2. The Science of “Why”: Historical & recent research on the power of purpose
  3. The “Why” of Wellness: A Personal Rx for fitness, health and well-being
  4. Your One Thing: Finding your Passion & Motivation to live well
  5. Crafting Your “Why”: Putting your “Why” into words and action

See the JUNE 1 EVENT FLYER for the complete schedule!

Register for the walk by May 30-Registration Form

View a event map-June 1 Walk Route

Caregiver Support Group, Wednesday, April 20

April 19th, 2016 by Denise

Are you caring for an aging parent or relative? This support group may be for you!

Caregiver Support Group
Wednesday, April 20
12:15-1:00 PM
Frost Commons

Can’t make it? Visit the APS Healthcare Website (USNH’s Employee Assistance Program) to view the extensive list of resources available to all faculty and staff members.

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