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WORKSHOP: Natural Remedies and Prevention HERBS for Cold & Flu Season

January 29th, 2016 by Denise

Ideally winter is an important time to rest, restore and build our immune system. Yet our modern reality, busy schedules, and waves of colds and flu around us get us out of balance. Join Nancy Phillips, Herbalist and Holistic Health Coach to learn simple, effective and affordable ways to keep you and your family healthy during the winter months.

February 12, 2016

6:30-9:00 PM

Pease Public Library, 1 Russell Street, Plymouth

This workshop brought to you by D Acres Educational Homestead & Permaculture Farm of NH, The Center for Active Living and Health Communities at Plymouth State University and Healthy PSU. Free and open to the public! Refreshments provided by Peppercorn Natural Foods.

Learn T’ai Chi this semester “new” 14-week series starts January 26!

January 26th, 2016 by Denise

Attention Faculty and Staff, Come experience being  more mindful by learning the mindful movements of T’ai Chi with Darcy!

Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 26-May 5 (no class during spring break or during campus closures)

Time: 5-6 PM (class instruction will be approximately 50 min. and will begin at 5:10 PM)

Location: ALLWell North building, room 101 (lower level)

Parking: undercover parking in the garage at the rate of .50 cents per half hour (parking kiosk accepts cash/credit and debit).




Evening Yoga starts January 27 in the “new” ALLWell North Building

January 20th, 2016 by Denise

This “Reduce Stress Yoga” class is sponsored by Healthy PSU at no-cost to current faculty, staff and students. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 5:10-6:00 PM through May 4 (except during spring break or campus closures due to weather). Remember that the ALLWell building has convenient parking in the undercover garage (the cost is .50 cents per half hour – cash or credit/debit accepted at the parking kiosk machine).

Wear comfortable cloths and bring your own yoga mat if desired. We will have a limited number of mats available for use.

Space is limited on first come first serve basis. Click here to register!

Information Flyer

Try T’ai Chi in January!

January 7th, 2016 by Denise

Beginning in January Healthy PSU will be offering an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to experience the benefits of learning to move more mindfully with practicing T’ai Chi!

Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21

D & M Building, 402

5:30-6:20 PM

No sign-up required, walk-ins welcome. Participant waivers will be available at the first class.

Wear comfortable clothing!  Informational Flyer

Stress Free Oasis starts Wednesday, December 2!

December 1st, 2015 by Denise

RELAX, RENEW and REDUCE STRESS with Healthy PsnowmanSU

Wednesdays in December (2, 9 & 16)

Frost Commons Lounge


First come-first serve Chair Massages, Gift Wrapping by the Health & Wellness Club, Cookie Decorating, Hot Beverages, Pet Therapy and more!

(See the flyer for more information, sponsored by Healthy PSU and all offered at no-cost to all faculty, staff and students)


Stress Free OASIS… coming to campus in December!

October 30th, 2015 by Denise

Come RELAX & RENEW for the holidays!

Join us…The first three Wednesdays in December (2, 9 & 16)

Frost Commons Lounge

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Stress Free Oasis Flyer

Great American Smokeout – November 19

October 30th, 2015 by Denise

Join us for the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015!

HUB Fireplace Lounge

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Information Flyer

Educational resources and giveaways from the PSU Counseling and Human Relations Center and the NH Tobacco Control & Prevention Program (1-800-QUIT-NOW)!

Free Blood Pressure screenings from the Student Nursing Association!

Tobacco Free Campus Initiative Education & Information

Tobacco Free Campus Petition by Student Health & Wellness Club!

Giveaways from Healthy PSU include PSU water bottles, lip balm, gum & a free “QUIT COLD TURKEY” raffle (you could win a frozen turkey)!


HR Communication: 2016 Benefit Savings up to $400 – MyPath2Wellness

September 21st, 2015 by Denise


Status Benefits Eligible staff members who participate/complete both the Biometric Screening on campus (Sept. 22, 23 or 24) and the Health Questionnaire (by October 30) will receive up to a $400 premium credit toward their 2016 Harvard Pilgrim employee medical plan cost.

Plymouth State University and Harvard Pilgrim are committed to supporting your efforts to become or stay healthy. As part of that support, our USNH MyPath2Wellness program is designed to engage you in health improvement, while providing a valuable incentive.

To complete MyPath2Wellness, follow these two simple steps:

Step 1 – Know Your Numbers Sign up for your screening time here!
If you know your numbers, you can take steps to keep these indicators in a healthy range and lower your risk for disease. Our workplace screenings make it easy to obtain key biometric numbers for: Blood pressure, Glucose (sugar level), Cholesterol, Weight/body mass index (BMI) measures and Tobacco use.

Step 2 – Complete the online Health Questionnaire (HQ) Complete the HQ
It takes about 30 minutes to complete the secure and confidential HQ, and you instantly receive a personalized health profile. You will have the option to complete this at the biometric screening for you choose. However in order to complete the HQ you would need to have your personalized “USERNAME” and “PASSWORD” that come with the home mailing from Harvard Pilgrim.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT…do not this discard this information!

If you need assistance, come by the HR office Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or call us at (603) 535-2250.

Important Dates Flyer

Have questions or need a password reset? hpwellness@harvardpilgrim.org

Healthy PSU announces “Coffee Time” – Preventive Health Topics!

August 28th, 2015 by Denise

Healthy PSU is hosting “Coffee Time” with survivors, caregivers and all interested participants on preventative health topics starting in September. Join us for some coffee/tea and light refreshments in the Lamson Library, Tower Room.

ABOUT COFFEE TIMES: The purpose of “Coffee Time” is to provide awareness information to a targeted audience. Building awareness about preventive health topics for you and/or your family members may save a life!

September 16, 2015/9:30-10:00 a.m. – Topic: Prostate Cancer Awareness with Dennis McManus ’73
View program flyer/RSVP

October 21, 2015/9:30-10:00 a.m. – Topic: Breast Cancer Awareness with Gail Carbone

November 2015- Topic: Smoking & Tobacco Awareness Panel Discussion – Date/Time TBD



Attention Faculty and Staff, a “new” 5-week Evening Yoga Series begins Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 5:00-6:00 PM!

August 28th, 2015 by Denise

You have asked and Healthy PSU has listened!  We will be adding a new evening class led by Katie Comeau “Introduction to Gentle Yoga ”  Program Flyer

Wednesdays, Sept. 2-Sept. 30, 2015*Ted Yoga

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Welcome Center Foyer

*Please note: This will not replace the regularly scheduled Tuesday/Thursday noontime classes. Upon completion of the 5-week series we will determine whether or not this day and time will continue to be offered (minimum participation requirement of 7 or more employees will be required).

To confirm your participation please RSVP here. Walk-ins are also welcome.