Healthy You





The Whole You Ongoing Initiatives 2019-2020

The Whole You programs at Wellesley College are designed to support and inspire you to take care of your physical, emotional and financial wellbeing as well as support your professional development and engagement goals. Participation is optional, and the programs are designed to offer a variety of wellness activities to help you achieve your goals. The 2019-2020 incentive program begins on October 1, 2019 and ends on December 15, 2020. 


By taking steps toward improved well-being and development you’ll accumulate points, reach goals and earn incentives. All benefits eligible employees the opportunity to earn the incentives described below.  Spouses of benefits eligible employees will be eligible to earn a $50 Amazon gift card beginning in January, 2020.


Level 1: 300 Points = $25 Amazon Gift Card & Whole You Travel Lunch Container

Level 2: 500 Points = $50 Amazon Gift Card

Level 3: 1,000 Points = $100 Amazon Gift Card


Log into your wellness account or create one by visiting All of the activities that count towards the incentives will be included on this portal. There are onsite workshops, webinars, onsite fitness classes, meQuilibrium activities and online activities through this portal that you can participate in to earn points. Check out the Other Things to Do section of the site for activities throughout the year. You will see points reflected in your account once you complete an activity and select the red track button.



Onsite Seminars 

Mindfulness Workshop  - Led by Zeenat Potia        

In our one hour session, we will uncover what mindfulness is, and how to incorporate it into our daily lives. Our time together will offer basic instruction in mindfulness meditation, and is appropriate for first-time meditators as well as those with meditation experience. There will be time for questions and answers, and reflections. A regular mindfulness practice can lead to greater tranquility, wisdom, and compassion.

Zeenat believes that mindfulness is not confined to the cushion or chair, but is a way of life, open and available to all right here in this moment. A single mindful moment has the power to transform your life.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm 
Location: Library Lecture Room

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At Peace with Food – Presented by Leann Simons, M.S. R.D

This presentation starts you on a journey to develop a new relationship between you and the food you eat. Instead of being marked by frustration and disappointment, you begin to learn how to place food as only one of the many activities in your life. Along with being with family, friends, working and playing. And, like these activities, it will be enjoyable. For many, though, the journey doesn’t end, it is always evolving. Like all relationships, this one took time to develop, and it will take time to change. But you know about the ups and downs of relationships, learning how to work things out-these are the relationships that usually last! Let's begin

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 
Time:12:45 pm to 1:45 pm 
Location: LWC Room 413

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UV Protection – Sun Damage Screening – Presented by Harvard Pilgrim

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect yourself from the sun. The good news is that skin cancer is highly curable and easily preventable if detected early. The sun damage screening uses a DermascanTM machine to help show sun damage to the face through the use of flourescent bulbs and a magnifying mirror.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Library Lecture Room

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Busy? Here’s How to Find Peace of Mind – meQuilibrium  CalmCast Webinar

As the year comes to a close, glittery holiday decorations start appearing, parties are planned, next year’s goals start to take root…and stress levels ramp up to heights unknown. While you can’t just erase the end of the year from your calendar (nor would you want to), you can stay resilient—and in control. These methods will help you manage stress, feel healthier, and even enjoy some of the year-end festivities.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Location: Library Lecture Room

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Fitness Classes

  • Group Fitness Classes- Wellesley College group exercise classes are a great way to relieve stress, tone muscles, and provide a renewed sense of well-being. Group classes are free for all students, faculty, and staff with a sports center membership. Come join our certified instructors for some fun. All levels of fitness are welcome and classes are tiered to accommodate all levels of fitness. 

Classes for this Year:

  • Yoga w/Susie: Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:45-1:45 PM, KSC Studio 202
  • Barre w/Monica: Mondays, 12:45-1:30 PM, KSC Studio 202
  • Zumba w/Griselle: Wednesdays, 12:45- 1:30 PM, KSC Studio 201
  • Spinning w/Neal: Thursdays, 12:45-1:30 PM, KSC Spin Room (Field House)

Click HERE for more information on these classes



meQuilibrium is a digital coaching platform that delivers clinically validated and highly personalized solutions to help you to manage stress, improve your health and well-being and help to improve productivity and performance.

  • Earn a Gold Badge (Counts towards the incentive): Go for gold on any meQuilibrium skill such as anxiety, clutter, anger, sleep, and more —skills are the foundation of the meQuilibrium program, where you build your resilience and learn new strategies for dealing with stress. Each skill is comprised of two compo- nents: Learn (videos and interactive lessons) and Practice (related blog posts and resilience-boost- ing activities). You earn a gold badge by completing the Learn and Practice steps. Log on or register to access your free, personalized program at
  • Download the App: Download the meQuilibrium app to get daily stress-busting tips and inspiration at your fingertips. Anytime, anywhere. Simply use the credentials set up during your initial meQuilibrium enrollment and you’re in! The meQ app is frand available for iPhone and Android devices.

Fitness Reimbursements 

If you're covered by one of our medical plans, you can receive up to $300 for enrolling in a qualified weight loss program or a gym membership: 

  • Fitness Reimbursement Form - If you belong to a qualified health and fitness facility for four months in a calendar year, HPHC will reimburse you (and your covered dependents) up to $150.
  • Weight Management Form - HPHC will also reimburse you and your covered dependents up to $150 for fees paid for qualified weight loss programs, including WeightWatchers traditional and at-work programs as well as hospital-based weight loss programs.

To learn more about these programs, click here. Or go to (click on "Your Member Savings") or call 1-888-333-HPHC




  • ESI Wellness. Early Symptom Intervention is a free Healthy You program for anyone with aches and pains. Clinicians use a special type of physical therapy to help relax your muscles, realign your body and help prevent these conditions in the future. Contact Cynthia Cox at 781-283-3496 or to schedule an appointment (at the Physical Plant).