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Contact Healthy You at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy You is Wellesley College's program to help faculty and staff take an active role in their health and health care.
In 1995, Wellesley College, along with 15 Boston-area colleges and universities, formed The Boston Consortium (TBC). One of The Consortium’s initiatives is to keep the health care of its member institutions affordable and accessible by helping employees and their families get and stay healthy. This Health Management Initiative is called Healthy You.
View an online narrated presentation that explains the history of Healthy You and the Health Questionnaire, and explore the content below.
Cynthia Voorhees Miyuki Hatano Aaron Sheehan
Mindfulness is a concentrated state of awareness that can help us see and respond to situations with clarity. It’s gaining popularity as a wellness practice both inside the workplace and out.
Three decades of scientific research suggest that mindfulness can positively, and often profoundly, affect people’s ability to reduce their medical symptoms and psychological distress. Regular practice actually creates observable, physical changes in the brain—changes that impact thought patterns and the body’s physical response to stress. In the class noted below, participants will learn about and practice mindfulness meditation.
Developing mindfulness helps you to:
• Better manage tension and stress
• Be more objective
• Communicate and make decisions more effectively
• Be more productive
• Enhance creativity
Location: Multi Faith Room, Houghton Chapel
Dates and times: The series will begin on September 19th and will be held each Thursday from 12 to 1pm (the first and last sessions will go to 1:30), in the Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room. Space is limited to the first 25 employees, to rsvp go to http://www.wellesley.edu/hr/empdev/signup or call x3289
Dates: Sept. 19, 12-1:30pm, Sept. 26, 12-1pm, Oct. 3, 12-1pm, Oct. 10, 12-1pm, Oct. 17, 12-1pm, Oct. 24, 12- 1:30pm.
For additional information on mindfulness, please visit www.harvardpilgrim.org/mindfulness
Weight Watchers - if there is enough interest, we will be able to bring Weight Watchers on campus. If you are interested in participating in the weekly meetings email email@example.com or call x 2212 or x 2248
Due to the success of the Weight Watchers Program that we previously had on campus, we are planning to organize another session. If you would be interested in attending the onsite Weight Watchers program please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for the program will be $156.00 per person for a 12 week series. Incentives and prizes will be awarded! The meetings will likely be held on Thursdays during lunch. Once we know if there is enough interest, we will schedule the program. We must have at least 15 people interested to run the program on campus. If we have enough interest to move forward with the program, we will send out sign-up instructions with details. Learn how you can lose weight and feel great this Spring! Email at email@example.com and let us know if you would be interested!
Using the Harvard Pilgrim website you’ll find resources for:
Coming soon: our new Healthy You Employee of the Month!
You can submit nominations of yourself or others for Healthy You Employee of the Month at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The road to your wellbeing continues...
You and your covered spouse can complete the online Harvard Pilgrim HQ by May 31st to each earn a $100 Visa gift card. There also will be raffles for employees who participate in either the Know Your Numbers biometric screenings or who take the HQ. Employees who participate will be automatically entered. The winners of the two raffles can choose either an iPhone 5 (including a charger) or an iPad 2.
C25K is a fantastic program designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers in just 9 weeks. Read more here and create your exercise plan!
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To view additional Healthy You testimonials, please click here.
The journey to Healthy You is a personal one. Understanding your health and getting healthier positively affects not only your life, but also the lives of those closest to you. Sharing your story can provide powerful inspiration to help another person take the all-important first step to a healthier life. Since the start of Healthy You last fall, a number of our colleagues have taken control of their lives by taking advantage of the biometric screenings and the Health Assessment/Questionnaire and many of the wellness initiatives and programs available on our campus, all with great results. Now, they are sharing their stories on video. See what your colleagues are saying about Healthy You.
To see more videos from our Boston Consortium schools, go to www.healthyyouhmi.org.
Your participation in Healthy You programs is voluntary and strictly confidential. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to protect your personal information from being inappropriately disclosed. All those who provide medical services such as doctors and insurgence companies and health plan employees have completed Health Insurgence Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training and are in compliance with HIPAA privacy guidelines. In addition, strict confidentiality and data security protocols are in place and adhered to by all healthcare employees.
HR values and respects confidentiality.