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Healthy PSU Wants Your Healthy Recipe-Deadline October 3rd

September 22nd, 2014 by Denise

Dear Faculty & Staff,

Sharing recipes is a wonderful tradition and we need yours!  Healthy PSU is publishing a cookbook featuring recipes from Faculty and Staff.  Please consider sharing 1 or 2 of your favorite healthy recipes so you can be represented in our treasured cookbook.  Your name will be printed with each of your recipes.

Please submit your recipe(s) to by
Friday, October 3rd!

For more information/recipe categories click here

USNH Announces “New” Wellness Program-MyPath2Wellness

September 8th, 2014 by Denise

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

Learn more or Register for HPHC Biometric Screening at PSU

*This program replaces the former Healthy Returns program

PE Center Pool Hours

September 2nd, 2014 by Denise

The recreational swimming pool hours for the Fall 2014 are:

  •   7:00am – 8:30am (Monday through Friday)
  •  11:30am – 12:45pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
  •   6:00pm – 7:30pm (Sunday through Thursday)

For more information, racquetball court, fitness room and field house information, please call 535-2770.

Healthy PSU Announces Fall Wellness Engagements for Faculty & Staff

August 29th, 2014 by Denise

Fall 2014 Wellness Calendar for Faculty & Staff

Healthy PSU seeks to promote a culture of positive health by providing leadership, opportunities and support for all PSU employees and their families, encouraging health and wellness in varied ways and thereby building healthy people in a healthy place.

Healthy PSU has some exciting events, group exercise opportunities, Lunch & Learn workshops and fun outings planned for all faculty and staff members this fall.  To kick off the semester please lace up your sneakers and join Academic Deans Gail Mears & Trent Boggess for a 1-mile walk at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 (Healthy PSU Designated Sneaker Day).

On Friday, Sept. 5 stop by the Local Foods Plymouth/Healthy PSU display in the HUB Pawsway between 11:00am-1:00pm to learn more about “Why Eat Local Foods?” and to enjoy samples of fresh, local food products!

Strategic Plan Focus 2020-Goal 5: PSU will distinguish itself as a holistic health and wellness-centered environment


Local Foods Plymouth and Plymouth Farmer’s Market now accepting SNAP/EBT benefits!

August 21st, 2014 by Denise

Plymouth Farmers Market is now accepting SNAP/EBT benefits. Visit the Market on Thursdays from 3-6pm at 263 Highland Street.  As an added bonus debit/credit cards will also be accepted.  A card swipe will be exchanged with $1 and $5 wooden tokens that can be used to buy eligible items at the farmers market. This program is co-sponsored by Local Foods Plymouth and will be offered all year long through after the market season.

For more information on SNAP/EBT visit:

PSU Receives American Heart Association Award for Healthy Workplace

July 29th, 2014 by Denise

Fit-Friendly Workplace Gold Achievement Award Ceremony

Plymouth, N.H. –The American Heart Association has recognized Plymouth State University as a Gold Level recipient of the Fit-Friendly Worksites recognition program. PSU received the accolade for its efforts in promoting a heart-healthy diet and exercise lifestyle to its employees. Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen said the Fit-Friendly Award shows the institution is taking the health and well-being of its work-force seriously.          learn more

Upcoming Wellness Opportunities!

July 17th, 2014 by Denise

Click here for featured information on July 23 – Summerfest, July 24 – Next Weight Watchers At Work Session, August 6 – HPSU Designated Sneaker Day, Paddleboarding on Stinson Lake with NE Outdoor Sport & More!!!

Healthy PSU offering Employee Group Exercise this Summer!

May 19th, 2014 by Denise


Healthy PSU is pleased to announce early morning hours and employee group exercise classes at the HUB Fitness Center for SUMMER 2014!  Check out the employee fitness incentives!

To register complete the survey link:

Two Sessions will be offered in June and July!

Choose from SPIN, TABATA, YOGA and more!

Early morning hours at the HUB Fitness Center Tuesdays-Thursdays from 6:30-8:30!


Registration will be received on a rolling basis.  However, some classes have limited enrollment, i.e. SPIN.

Take an active step towards better health and enroll today!

"Wake-Up Yoga" at the Welcome Center!

Get Fit for Summer Challenge! Class forming for June 4th! Registration deadline ~ Friday, May 30th!

May 8th, 2014 by Denise

Registration flyer

Improve your health and become more mindful!
Be Active, Eat Well, Reduce Stress

Join Healthy PSU and the Commit to Get Fit Program Staff
Informational Open-Houses & Registration:

Plymouth State University, Welcome Center
Wednesday May 14th ~ 4:30-5:30 pm
Wellness Coach Renee Boles of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club

Plymouth State University, Frost Commons Lounge  – more info.
Wednesday May 28th ~ 12:15-12:45 pm
Wellness Coach Tammy Levesque of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club

Refreshments Provided!!!

Commit To Get Fit at PSU Summer Challenge will be offered as a pilot program for PSU Faculty and Staff
Meeting dates: Wednesdays, June 4 – August 28 from 5-7 PM at the PSU, Welcome Center/Ice Arena

The “Commit to Get Fit” program is an educational program that provides individuals with the tools and the support to live a healthier lifestyle. You would need to commit yourself to attend a 2 hour class once a week and engage in physical activity for at least 90 days to improve your nutrition, fitness level and learn how to cope with stress and ways to reduce it. The positive outcomes from this program happen to be weight loss, more energy and some individuals are now off of medications that they have been on for years. The program also provides pre and post blood work analysis and body scan that determines your basal metabolic rate.   You will also have an individualized nutrition and fitness plans based on your personal goals and health risks.  Additionally, you will receive support from your work-site wellness coach online or in person.

Limited enrollment – Register today!  Registration deadline is Friday, May 30th!

For more information contact: or for program participant testimonials visit the NH Wellness Network




Starts April 9th! – “Learn to Manage Stress through Meditation”

March 17th, 2014 by Denise

“Learn to Manage Stress through Meditation” Workshop Flyer

with Regina Kelly Ph.D., APRN

Healthy PSU
is sponsoring a 4-week series of noontime sessions for full-time 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!

When:  Wednesdays, April 9-April 30th

Time: 12 noon-1:00 pm

Where:  Frost Commons Lounge

Registration is required: by e-mail at or at the
“Savor the Flavor” Event on March 25th at the Union Grille (11am-1pm).  Deadline to Register is April 4th!

*Workshops are at no cost for full-time faculty and staff
Limited enrollment, sign up early!