REGISTER HERE for Fall 2015 classes.

Fall Quarter class dates: September 21 - December 11.

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Download Fall Quarter Healthy Living Class Schedule

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!

FREE- Learn about the difference between all-electric and plug in hybrid EVs; EV charging and more.
Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
Thursday 10/8, 5:30 - 7:15 pm
1070 Arastradero Road, Room 202A
FREE, Please register prior to class.
BeWell Environmental Health Berry

Learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure in this noon hour webinar.
WEBINAR: Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life

Tuesday 10/13, 12 -1 pm
Your Computer
STAP/EA Funds eligible
BeWell Environmental Health Berry



Contemplation by Design (CBD)

is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary event designed to encourage all members of the Stanford community to enjoy the power of the pause.

During the week of November 4–12 2015, free events will be offered all around campus that further balance, tranquility and creative excellence. Faculty, staff and students will 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.

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CBD: Jack Kornfield Teaches Inner Strength & Kindness: Practices for Wise Life
Sponsored by ORL, Dept. of Religious Studies, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, HIP, BeWell

Wise education includes the heart as well as the mind. Modern neuroscience confirms the power of training in mindfulness and compassion: to foster emotional balance, increase focus, promote self care and well being, reduce stress and transform your life. Please join us for an evening of stories, trainings and practices that can serve you in every circumstance.

Special Registration

What are People Saying About HIP Fitness Classes?

"Can only shuffle feet, can't raise arms above head. Can only mean that @stanfordrec and @stanford_HIP classes are in full swing again. Ouch.

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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 Soup has been adapted from The Culinary Institute of America's The New Book of Soups


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

Good graphic on sources sugar & how to replace it.

How much sugar are you consuming? Do you know where to look for it? And how to avoid it?

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Mission Statement

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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Coordinated Programs

BeWell Program

Get Active, Eat Better, Unwind

HIP partners with Stanford Health Care & Stanford Children's Health.
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