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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

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