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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:

A Taste of Healthy PSU Cookbook to be released, December 15th

November 24th, 2014 by Denise


We are very excited to announce the release of our first Healthy PSU Cookbook!  A Taste of Healthy PSU is a collection of favorite healthy recipes from our faculty and staff.  The cost of the cookbook is $14.00 and can be purchased at upcoming Healthy PSU engagements, by stopping by the Human Resources office between 8:00-4:30 (Monday-Friday) or sending the completed order form above with payment to HR.  Pre-sale Orders will be available for pick-up at Human Resources starting on December 15th. Don’t miss out!

A simple, thoughtful gift just in time for the holidays!cookbook cover

Sample recipe: Curried Vegetables with Dahl

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