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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.

Fall 2014 Program Flyer



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 to learn more!

Weight Watchers Meetings and Reimbursement

Starting the week of September 8

Mondays, 1:15–2:00 p.m. Flynn Recreation Complex

Meetings start the week of September 9; visit the program page for information on registration and fees.

Weight Watchers continues at Boston College! This program is designed to help you lose weight by teaching you tools to improve your eating habits. If you are interested in finding out more, come to the first session free of charge. There is a cost associated with participating in the program.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Weight Watchers leader Arlene at

Plus, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston College will be reimbursing employees and/or spouses $150 (total of $150 per family) for participation in Weight Watchers. More information about the weight loss reimbursement program.

Smoking Cessation

Just thinking about quitting smoking can be overwhelming for many people. Boston College is committed to assisting employees who wish to quit tobacco use. Based on the recent smoking cessation survey results, BC will offer tailored programs to help employees who wish to quit. For more information, including a brochure with a variety of free and discounted options for BC employees and family members, visit

Charitable Walks

A new opportunity this semester incorporates BC’s mission of being “men and women for others” into our HEALTHY YOU program.  For more information, please visit


Monday, September 22
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., O'Neill Plaza

Rain Date: September 29

Stop by the HEALTHY YOU table at the BC Office of Health Promotion's annual Healthapalooza and receive your free Biodot stress meter!  You can also participate in a free, two-minute lung health screening.  Find out more about stress management, nutrition programs, the Walk Across Campus, smoking cessation resources, and other incentives and reimbursements.  A Harvard Pilgrim Health Coach will be available to talk about the coaching program and offer advice about ways to achieve your health and fitness goals.


Walk Across Campus
October 1–November 30
Kickoff walks: October 1 at 7:30 a.m. (RecPlex) and 12:00 noon (129 Lake)

The Walk Across Campus (WAC) is a two-month HEALTHY YOU team walking program. If you were on a team during the 2013–14 WAC, we encourage you to participate and to use the Fitbit BC purchased for you last year. All 1,400 members and team leaders from the spring 2014 WAC are already on their fall team and will not need to act further to remain on the team.
If you did not participate or receive a Fitbit last year, we’d love to have you join us! Distribution of Fitbits to new participants will begin the week of September 15 (first-come, first-served). For registration directions and Fitbit activation deadlines, visit

Eat to Nourish, Sleep to Flourish*

Presentation by Roxanne Prichard
Tuesday, October 7
12:00–1:15 p.m., Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Scientific discoveries in the last ten years have demonstrated that diet and sleep are tightly coupled. Some nutrients promote sleep, whereas others disturb it. How much and how well we sleep influences what food we crave, how we digest food, and even where we store fat. Find out how making simple changes in your food choices and the timing of your meals and sleep can lead to improvements in your health, mood, and energy levels. Roxanne Prichard is an associate professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Cosponsored with the Office of Health Promotion.

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Health Fair
Tuesday, October 28
10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Yawkey Center, Murray Room

Take time to take care of YOU. Preregister to get your flu shot while you’re here! Visit our HEALTHY YOU information table and receive a complimentary exercise band for simple stretching and toning exercises. Learn about multiple resources available to assist with smoking cessation. Meet with representatives from campus and community health resources and receive consultations on acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, stress management, and more!



EveryBODY Get Healthy*
Presentation by Lauren Koretzki
Tuesday, November 18
12:00–1:15 p.m., Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Join us for a live demo of “EveryBODY Get Healthy,” Harvard Pilgrim’s new online interactive wellness platform. Learn about the wide variety of features and functionality you will soon have access to as part of the HEALTHY YOU program. Lauren will guide you through the site, answer your questions, and share updates on the upcoming rollout. Lauren Koretzki is director of wellness strategy and innovation at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.