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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.

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

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 healthy-psu@plymouth.edu for more information.

CDC Walking Log


Starts June 9th, Let’s get moving after work with Drums Alive!

June 4th, 2015 by Denise

Healthy PSU invites you to join us for this amazing body and brain workout for all-fitness levels!

Starting June 9th through July 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

4:45-5:45 p.m.

D & M 402

Wear comfortable cloths, sneakers and B.Y.O. WATER!

Registration and Event flyer


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! Rain or Shine

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