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July 31st, 2015 by Denise

Getting Healthy PSU: Gentle Yoga for All, Drums Alive, Summerfest and more!

July 17th, 2015 by Denise

Healthy PSU on a hikeGetting Healthy PSU…don’t miss the opportunity to have some informal fun with your colleagues this summer!

  • Yoga is ongoing every Tuesday and Thursday in the AIR CONDITIONED Welcome Center from 12:05-12:50 p.m.
  • Drums Alive will run thru July 30 every Tuesday and Thursdays in D & M Building, Room 402 from 4:45-5:45 p.m.
  • Book discussions: Mindful Work, July 22 in Frost Commons 11-12 p.m., The Blue Zones Solution, August 5 in Frost Commons from 12:05-12:50 p.m..
  • Passport to Health, Summer Walking Adventure-Come by HR and pick up your passport today and challenge yourself to test out the new mapped walking routes around campus and be recognized on the all-new “Wall of Walkers!”
  • Designated Sneaker Day: August 5 meet in front of the HUB and take a walk at noon.
  • Summerfest 2015 “Celebrating New Hampshire” August 12, Mary Lyon lawn from 11:30-1:00 p.m. – Join incoming President Birx and your colleagues for a picnic lunch, door prizes, music and games. Rain location: Prospect Hall.

Local Foods Plymouth – 100-Mile Food Challenge

July 7th, 2015 by Denise

Starting with the Plymouth Outdoor Farmers’ Market at the Senior Center on Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. challenge yourself (and your family and friends) to eat fresh, locally grown foods within 100 miles of your home. Eating locally grown food tastes and looks better because the time from field to plate is greatly reduced. Buying locally grown food keeps money in your community and supports local families. Local food preserves open space: farmland is a patchwork of fields, meadows, woods, and ponds, which provides habitat for many different species. Most importantly, it is good nutrition for your health.  Have fun on your local foods adventure!

100-Mile Food Challenge Pledge form (this form can be returned to the Local Foods Plymouth table at the farmers market or at the Farm to Desk pick-up on Fridays at the D & M building from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Local Foods Plymouth website


July 22, Mindful Work ~ Book Discussion with the Author

June 10th, 2015 by Denise

Please join the campus community in summer reading and conversation:

Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out
by David Gelles (he has local connections!)

Discussion with the author
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Frost Commons

Copies of the book are available online and at the on-campus bookstore.
Healthy PSU will have a few copies on reserve at the Lamson Library!
Campus bookstore will have them for sale at the July 22 event.

This event is a collaboration among Healthy PSU, College of Business Administration, Contemplative Pedagogy Group, & CETL

Wake-up Yoga on Wednesdays at the Welcome Center!!!!

June 9th, 2015 by Denise

It’s back…Wake-up Yoga with Katie on Wednesday mornings from 6:30-7:15 a.m. at the PSU Welcome Center.

This 4-week series runs June 10-July 1

Sign-up is not required but recommended, email:

View flyer

Showers are available in the locker room area

Blue Zone book discussions in July and August

June 9th, 2015 by Denise

Join Healthy PSU for book discussions this summer!  Sign-up here

The Blue Zones book discussions will be in Frost Commons Lounge from 12:05-12:50 PM on July 15 and August 5. There will be a limited number of books on reserve starting June 16 at the Lamson Library on a first-come, first-serve basis (7-day checkout) or can be purchased on your own via amazon.

Both of these great books are written by Author, Dan Buettner.

Light refreshments will be served! View flyer

Healthy PSU 60-Day Passport to Health Walking Adventure

June 4th, 2015 by Denise

Come visit the staff at Human Resources M-F between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to pick up a passport!

New this year we will be offering a 60-Day “Passport to Health” WALKING ADVENTURE! Passports will be available on June 3 and will feature 13 routes, 17.5 miles and 35,000 steps to better health. This walking adventure will run June 3-August 1, 2015.  Once you have completed all the routes, simply return your passport to the Human Resources office, MSC #14 and you will be recognized on the “Healthy PSU Wall of Walkers!”

passport cover

Campus & Community Walking/Jogging Maps & Routes:
      (1/2, 1 and 2 mile routes)

Contact for more information.

CDC Walking Log


PSU is recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

May 14th, 2015 by Denise

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently rated Plymouth State University one of the fittest workplaces in the country and honored the university with two awards, one of which places PSU among the best in health and wellness. Click here to read more, and check out the AHA’s monthly newsletter!


May 15th is Bike to Work Day at PSU

May 7th, 2015 by Denise

“More than half of the U.S. population lives within
five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.”hpsu be active

May 15th is Bike to Work Day at PSU; and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than an enjoyable bike ride. Biking is an easy way to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity. Your commute could become the best part of your day!

Check out some of these reasons why you should bike to work:

  1. Reduce stress by bicycling
  2. Save money on gas
  3. Biking to work is an easy way to get to get the recommended day amount of cardio activity!
  4. Don’t worry about finding a parking spot! Use the bike racks on campus!
  5. Enjoy our beautiful Plymouth outdoors.

If you are unable to bike to work, consider incorporating it into your weekend.

To celebrate National Bike Week, grab your kids and take a bike ride around your neighborhood. 

Spring ’15 Wellness Engagement Calendar

February 11th, 2015 by Denise

Do you want to learn more about how you can take advantage of all the great wellness engagements Healthy PSU has to offer? Click here

Do you have suggestions for future offerings? Contact: