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Fall Quarter class dates: September 21 - December 11.

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Group Fitness At-A-Glance Class Schedule

Healthy Living At-A-Glance Class Schedule

Contemplation by Design Class Schedule


Please read about the new fitness opportunities for Fall.


Get fit, get healthy, get HIP!

View HIP's upcoming Healthy Living classes in the Stanford University Event Calendar


Last chance for BeWell Berries!

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco.
Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting - for Employees & Dependents
1 hour TBD. Counselor will call to schedule.
By Phone
BeWell Manage Health Berry

Discover the beauty of the Four S’s: special, savor, simplify and saying “No” during the holiday season.
RENEW: Life Preservers for the Holidays
Tuesday, 12/1 - 12- 1 pm
$30. STAP/EA Funds eligible
BeWell Health Enrichment Berry


Contemplation by Design (CBD)

was a huge success! Thank you all who participated in this campus-wide event.

Throughout this Holiday season, we encourage all members of the Stanford community to enjoy the power of the pause.

Faculty, staff and students still have the opportunity to take a short break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit.

Windhover is open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily. (A valid Stanford ID card is required to access the building.)

Embark on a Peaceful and Restorative Journey…
Walk the Labyrinth in Memorial Church

Visit the Cantor Art Center to refresh your mind and spirit.

OHM FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Take 5 minutes to de-stress during the Thanksgiving rush.

Check out HIP's healthy recipes

Fall is here and every farmers' market and stand is displaying its harvest of squashes. Find delicious recipes from our BeWell nutritionists, Homemade, the CIA and more.

Vegetarian Butternut Squash & Apple Salad Served in Fresh Pumpkins -Culinary Institute of America


1 Tbs

unsalted butter

1 ¼ cups

diced onion

1/3 cup

diced carrot

½ cup

diced celery root

1 Tbs

minced fresh ginger

1 clove

garlic, minced

3 to 4 cups

vegetable broth

3 cups

cubed butternut squash

1 cup

sliced tart apple

¼ tsp.

Salt & white pepper

1 tsp.

grated orange zest

1 cup

crème fraîche for garnish (optional)


small pumpkins (about a pound each) or one large pumpkin

Follow this recipe for Holiday Merriness

10-20 oz. of meditation in the morning
    (10-20 minutes of deep breathing)
50 oz. of gratitude
20 oz. of exercise
1 lb. of healthy eating

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Health Improvement Program (HIP) aims to create a culture of wellness and increase employee productivity by empowering individuals to be self-managers of their health. It models the science of healthy living by using translational research to promote wellness. Our primary work involves Stanford University faculty and staff, but our programs are shared and utilized around the world.

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