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Quarterly Wellness Newsletter

View all upcoming Wellness events and articles on over 15 resources to support your well-being!

        May 2024 - Health Observances & Events

        Mental Health Awareness Month

        During National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, and every month of the year, your mental health matters. Get tips and resources from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to learn how to take care of your mental health.

        • To raise awareness about mental health in your community, use the shareable resources below to spread the word.

        National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

        National Physical Fitness and Sports (NPFS) Month is an initiative by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to promote the importance of physical activity, physical fitness, and sports participation. Join Wellness@ NIH and the NIH Recreation & Welfare for Fit Checks, outdoor classes, and mindfulness this month. 

        June Health Observances & Events

        Unlocking the Door to Men's Health

        Join panelists from the NIMH and Wellness@NIH for a discussion on the importance of taking care of ourselves so we can take care of others. We will address societal norms, despair, stress, coping skills, and the importance of preventative health among other topics. This event will be recorded.​

        • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
        • 12:00 pm ET

        16th Annual Take a Hike Day 

        • Save the Date! Thursday, June 6, 2024
        • 11:30a to 1:15p ET 
        • All NIH Campuses and virtually
        • View the Schedule of​ Events​

        2024 NIH Safety, Health and Wellness Day

        • Save the Date! Tuesday, June 18, 2024
        • 11:00a to 2:00p ET
        • Bethesda Campus and virtually mini-sessions
        • DOHS event page for details
        • Registration is forthcoming

        "Spring into Wellness" Campaign

        Spring into Wellness is OHR and ORS’ annual joint campaign highlighting resources and events designed to enhance your personal and professional well-being. Events and resources center around the five tenets of well-being: Community, Physical, Career, Social and Financial. 

        Recorded Webinars - January to April 2024

        Healthy Cooking Demonstration: Keeping it Simple

        Food and Mood Webinar: A Panel Discussion
        • Panel members from ORS, NIMH, and NIGMS discussed the importance of the gut-brain connection, the function of the microbiome, eating with the seasons, and how these key areas complement our overall health. ​Recording.
        Chair Yoga Series & Coffee Chats

        Chair Yoga is perfect for office workers, seniors, and anyone who finds it difficult to sit on the floor or stand for long periods. 

        "Non-Sleep Deep Rest Series" Recordings

        Ongoing Fitness Services

        NIH Fitness Centers - Bldg. 31, Bldg. 53 and Rockledge 2 are open! 

        • R&W Fitness Center Membership - go here for membership types, pricing, gain 24-hour access, and more. Contact R&W for FFY classes or Fitness Center memberships.
        • View "Fitness For You (FFY)" monthly classes directly below. 
        • Missed a class? FFY classes are hosted on R&W's Facebook page & do not require a login. Click the "x" to close out the request and view video recordings.

        R&W Daily "Fit for YOU" Classes

        View recorded class videos here

        See June Class Descriptions and the 2024 June Schedule PDF

        Holiday Hustle & New Years Movement Series Recordings

        "Maintaining a Healthy Weight at the Holidays" Recording

        "You Can Prevent Diabetes" Recording

        Additional Fitness Resources

        R&W Fitness Center Memberships and Personal Training Services

        Fitness Blender Videos

        • Wide range of fitness offerings for different skill levels

        CrossFit at Home

        • A unique approach using many regular household items for all skill levels also has healthy recipes

        *"Providing information and resources from these websites does not represent or constitute an endorsement of any product, service, entity or enterprise by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the United States Government, or its employees."

        Meditation and Mindfulness 

        Healing Streams

        Join the Wellness@NIH ListServ

         To get the latest news on wellness activities & events - Join the Wellness ListServ!

        Wellness@NIH Website

        The Wellness@NIH website is designed to help employees support their individual health while at work, bringing you information about key health topics and services.

        Wellness@NIH is brought to you by the NIH Health and Wellness Council. We invite you to explore this site, which will be growing over time, and invite you to Contact Us with questions, comments, and suggestions. 

        Stay Connected! Private Facebook Group

        Become a member of our Wellness@NIH Facebook group.

        Sponsored by the NIH’s Health and Wellness Council, this group provides information on key health topics and services to support employee well-being. To become a member:

        1. Log into Facebook and search for “Wellness@NIH

        2. Hover over the image and select the option to join.

        3. Answer a few questions to confirm that you work at the NIH.

        Once submitted, we will approve your request.

        Additional NIH Resources


        National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

        U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Walking and Walkable Communities. 

        The “Take the Stairs” campaign is the NIH response to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2015 “Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities,” with worksites as a key sector for implementation. In support of the project, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams came to visit NIH.

        In support of the "Take the Stairs" campaign at NIH. Fogarty International Center Director Dr.Roger Glass and Deputy Director Dr.Peter Kilmarx posted signs encouraging NIH employees. 

        Take the Stairs 

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