The road to a HEALTHY YOU continues with an active lifestyle and healthy eating.
Boston College begins the fifth year of HEALTHY YOU with programs designed to support you on your path to greater health and well-being, offered in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and The Boston Consortium for Higher Education’s HEALTHY YOU program.
Campus Recreation Programs
Want to get fit, maintain a healthy weight, and have fun doing it? Campus Recreation is here to support you as you move toward a healthier, more active lifestyle. Please visit www.bc.edu/rec to learn more!
Incentives and Biometrics Return!
Spring Semester 2015
This semester, HEALTHY YOU encourages you to Know Your Numbers! Boston College will provide free and convenient on-campus biometric screenings, and this year the Health Questionnaire (HQ) is available to all benefits-eligible Boston College employees, regardless of insurance coverage. Use the numbers, or obtain them from your doctor.
- Complete the HQ before April 30 to earn a $125 Boston College Reward Card (available to employees and spouses). Click here for more information.
- Additional details will be released via global emails and on the HEALTHY YOU website.
Reward Cards earned will be available for pick up as of June 1st, check back here for details soon.
- To confirm details on meeting the incentive requirements, please contact the HQ help resource at HPWellness@harvardpilgrim.org for assistance.
- If you have questions about the HEALTHY YOU incentive, please visit the HR HEALTHY YOU Web site at www.bc.edu/healthy-you
Know Your Numbers Biometric Screenings
Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index measures are key indicators of your risk for major illness. Harvard Pilgrim clinical staff will provide free screenings for these numbers.
Tuesday, March 3
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Flynn Recreation Complex
Wednesday, March 18
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
Monday, April 13
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
Thursday, April 23
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cafe 129, Brighton Campus
Thursday, April 23
12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Barat House, Newton Campus
- Free coaching available to BC employees who say "Yes" to question 50 on the Health Questionnaire (available to ALL employees, not just HPHC members). For more information, click here.
- Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding Biometric Screenings, beginning on March 3rd, 2015.
Smoking Cessation Assistance
For information on a variety of free and discounted options for BC employees and family members, visit www.bc.edu/smokingcessation. Pat Touzin, director of the Employee Assistance Program, is also available for smoking cessation coaching. Pat can be reached at 617-552-3340.
Spring 2015 Charitable Walks
Join fellow BC employees in a walk for one of the following great causes! To join a team, please contact the team leader listed on www.bc.edu/charitablewalks. The leader will assist you with the registration process. All participants will receive a complimentary BC t-shirt. Please note that any registration fees and/or fundraising requirements will be paid by participants.
Half-price Campus Recreation Programs
Start off the year by making your New Year's resolution a reality! Campus Recreation and HEALTHY YOU are pleased to offer all staff members a half-price class at the member rate: you pay half; HEALTHY YOU pays the other half. Registration is open now. Register online at recconnect.bc.edu, in person at the Campus Recreation Member Services Office in the Flynn Recreation Complex, or call 617-552-0797. Limited program availability, so sign up fast. Please reference the HEALTHY YOU discount when registering to be eligible for the subsidy (ALL benefits-eligible employees are able to register).
Weight Watchers Meetings and Reimbursement
Starting the week of January 5 through May 18
1:15 p.m., Flynn Recreation Complex
Weight Watchers continues at Boston College! If you are interested in finding out more, contact Arlene Lewis at email@example.com. There is a cost associated with participating in the program.
Through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston College reimburses employees and/or spouses $150 (total of $150 per family) for participation in Weight Watchers. Visit www.bc.edu/healthy-you for cost information and additional reimbursement details.
Walk Across Campus
April 1 - May 31
Kickoff walks: April 1 at 7:30 a.m. (Flynn Recreation Complex) and 12:00 p.m. (129 Lake Street)
Our two-month HEALTHY YOU team walking competition returns. New participants will receive a free, state-of-the-art Fitbit pedometer; registration begins mid-February! Those who participated in the fall Walk are already assigned to their spring team and can use a previously issued Fitbit. Look for communications in early 2015 with more details.