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Starting May 19th – Getting Healthy PSU…Summer Yoga Classes!

May 18th, 2015 by Denise

Healthy PSU is pleased to announce that we will be offering “Gentle Yoga for All” on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning:
May 19, 2015*
12:05-12:50 PM
Welcome Center


There is no-cost to attend. Walk-ins welcome. Program Flyer

*note: no class will be offered during campus-wide closures & class will be held in D&M 402 on July 21 & 23

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

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. 

JUNE 3, 2015 Healthy PSU Walks NH REUNION

May 7th, 2015 by Denise


Healthy PSU Walks NH REUNION!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Mary Lyon Lawn
11:45-1:15 p.m.

HealthyPSUWalk614 001Let’s take a fun walk with colleagues, students, family members and friends across campus while working on wellness together!

Team registration is now open (no team is too big or too small). Register by May 21st to receive a free all-new Healthy PSU t-shirt!

Three walking routes of varying lengths will be available on walk day from the  HUB Point-of-Decision map. Each route will have a designated Healthy PSU Champion leading the way. You can choose to walk 1/2 mile on the Campus Core (yellow route), 1 mile (blue route) or 2 mile (orange route).

The goal of Walk NH Week is to inspire participants to continue walking as part of a healthy lifestyle long after the June event ends. This yearly event aligns perfectly with the work of Healthy PSU; one focus is to encourage people to get active.

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

Contact healthy-psu@plymouth.edu for more information or to receive your PASSPORT!

CDC Walking Log

Some of the very creative team names from the 2014 Walk:
Rockin’ Resources
The Deans’ Darlings
Uni Stu Strutters
Disorderly Conduct
Lamson Common Soles
Team HHP
Happy Hubbers
Supah Geeks with Sneaks
The “A” Team
The Chocolatiers
Highland Hikers
Kickin’ Asphalt
Team FUNance
Team “Sebenza”
Russell Sprouts
Team Money
Eastside Kicks
Team MTD Bravo

March 26 – 1 Day Challenge Tobacco-Free PSU

March 5th, 2015 by Denise

In New Hampshire tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death with 1,900 lives lost each year.  Resulting in $729 Million dollars spent on smoking–related health care costs annually. Colleges and universities across the state are committed in their continued work to prevent college youth from using tobacco products, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and helping those already addicted to the nicotine in tobacco products to quit, and stay quit. USNH Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative.

On Thursday, March 26, 2015 Plymouth State University will participate in a 1-Day Challenge Tobacco-Free PSU! Event Flyer

This event will engage students, faculty and staff in ways that promote healthy behaviors that include nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction while providing tobacco education and cessation resources.

We would like to gain a better understanding of how the campus views tobacco use and secondhand smoke: Take the PSU Tobacco Survey by Midnight on March 13th!

Learn more about the National Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative


February 24 – Heart Health Awareness/Free Blood Pressure Screening

February 23rd, 2015 by Denise

Join Healthy PSU and Health Services for this education/awareness opportunity to “know your numbers” with blood pressure screenings in HUB 119 from 12:05-12:45 PM.amer heart month

Event information flyer


Know Your Blood Pressure Readings
Healthy Heart Resources for Everyone
Smoking and Heart Disease
Tobacco Free Campus Initiative – Tell us what you think #HealthyPSU


March 25 ~ Healthy PSU Nutrition Month Potluck

February 11th, 2015 by Denise

foodsJoin us on Wellness Wednesday on March 25 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Frost Commons Lounge! WHAT IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE? All Faculty and Staff are invited to sign-up to prepare a recipe to share from the Healthy PSU Cookbook or one of your own favorite healthy recipes. If you choose to prepare a recipe that is not in the cookbook, we ask that you provide a copy of the recipe for photocopying. Cookbooks can be viewed and/or purchased by visiting the Human Resource office or by sending in the order form.

Sign-up is requested by March 18th

For more information: healthy-psu@plymouth.edu

Event Flyer

Healthy PSU Goes RED ~ February 13 at Noon!

February 10th, 2015 by Denise



Everyone has a reason to live a longer and healthier life. What is yours? Your family, spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.  Click here for “is why” printout

We will be gathering for a group photo at Noon in front of the HUB, so wear anything red and bring your “is why” printout and then take a heart-healthy walk with some colleagues.

For more information: Event Flyer or email healthy-psu@plymouth.edu

Healthy Hearts Resources for Everyone

Join Healthy PSU Wellness Champions for Snowshoe Walk!

February 4th, 2015 by Denise




snowshoesCome one, Come all!

Wednesday, February 4th is a Healthy PSU designated sneaker day…

we are teaming up with Wellness Champions, Mark Casale and Karen Schaffner for a Winter Snowshoe Walk through Langdon Woods at Noontime.

Meeting Place: Human Resources ~ 83 Langdon Street

Take a Wellness Break and consider joining us!

 A limited number of snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis, however if you have your own please bring them.

Info Flyer


PSU Weight Watchers At Work – Join Today!

January 29th, 2015 by Denise

New Session forming for Thursday, February 5-April 23, 2015 pending minimum enrollment!

View informational flyer for registration information

Weight Watchers At Work – Open House January 22 at 12:30

January 22nd, 2015 by Denise

Please come to the Weight Watchers At Work “Open House” meeting at the Silver Center in Meeting Room 302

Thursday, January 22, 2015

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Open to all Faculty and Staff Members!

WW Join Anytime Flyer