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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.


Spring 2015 Program Flyer

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ONGOING PROGRAMS


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!

EveryBODY Get Healthy

Launching Spring Semester 2015

This semester, HEALTHY YOU will launch EveryBODY Get Healthy, Harvard Pilgrim's new online wellness platform. EveryBODY Get Healthy is an engaging, web-based tool that provides health and wellness information, resources, and challenges. Features include the Health Questionnaire (HQ), biometric data record, personalized content based on your individual health goals, and other interactive tools. This spring, you will be able to:

  • Attend an on-campus biometric screening and complete the HQ before May 1 to earn a $125 BC gift card (available to employees and spouses)
  • Participate in the EveryBODY Get Healthy hydration challenge and receive a BC t-shirt

More information coming soon!
 

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
 

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.
 

JANUARY 2015

Half-price Campus Recreation Programs
January 2015

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 arlenelew@aol.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.


APRIL 2015

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.