True health goes beyond not being sick, and wellness extends far beyond eating "right" and exercising.
Being well encompasses many elements and facets of our lives...
Quality sleep & feeling refreshed
Purpose and fulfillment at work
Meaningful connections with loved ones
Functioning effectively & motivated to feel your best
DUSON Wellness is a new, innovative initiative designed with the goal of providing convenient, relevant, and accessible health and wellness resources on campus at the School of Nursing. This initiative seeks to address the various elements of wellness to approach health from a comprehensive and holistic standpoint.
Sit-Stand Desk Program
The mission of the Sit-Stand Desk Program is to enhance comfort, performance, and health among Duke University School of Nursing Faculty and Staff.
DUSON Wellness Initiatives
Virtual Wellness Activities
If you plan to join the below activities live, accept the calendar invitation sent in March, so we will have an idea of how many will participate.
Instructor or Leader
Dean's Town Halls
Once a week
Dean Marion E. Broome
Visit the DUSONTools page.
Individuals set up on your own or send request to Brigit Carter and Christian Kennicott
Connecting our community with those that have similar technology
Video chat via phone. If you are interested in a video chat walk and need a partner, email Brigit Carter and Christian Kennicott and they will create a list. When you email, send your type of technology (i.e. Apple, Samsung) so they can match that as well.
Coffee with Friends
Tuesday/Thursday at 8 a.m.
Lunch Time Chat
Wednesday/Friday at 12 p.m.
September 7 - December 8
Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
|Previous recordings can be found here.|
Previously Recorded Sessions
Previously Recorded Sessions
Christian Kennicott/ Claire Beeson
Family Friendly Fitness Fun Ideas
Weekly via email
Ask the Nutritionist
Previously Recorded Discussions
Live for Life
Workouts to Try This Week*
30 Minute Full-Body Workout with Dumbbells (modifications available)
* Fitness Disclaimer: Please consult with your physician or other health care professional before starting any fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, or experience bone or joint problems that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start any fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time with exercising you should stop immediately.
Workout anywhere with an on-demand fitness provider that has nearly 300 classes that range from one to 50 minutes. Classes are divided into 22 channels including circuit and strength training, office breaks, yoga, Pilates and more. Visit Duke Fitness Club page to learn more and sign up.
Whether you are just starting to be active or want more advanced training, LIVE FOR LIFE fitness staff can provide fitness consultations to help you determine a suitable exercise program that will motivate you to accomplish your goals. To schedule your free fitness consultation, call LIVE FOR LIFE at (919) 684-3136, option 1, or fill out a request here.
Nutrition Consultations - Duke employees working eight hours or more per week can access this benefit twice per calendar year, free of charge. We have an experienced team of registered dietitians and several nutrition consult options for you to choose from.
Phone Consultations - This service provides a one-on-one consult with a LIVE FOR LIFE registered dietitian to discuss healthy eating strategies and nutrition topics of interest to you. We can assist you with nutritional guidance for the following common topics: weight loss or weight gain, weight maintenance, general healthy eating, health pregnancy/lactation, exercise and sports performance, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and pre-diabetes/diabetes. You can request a consult here. We will follow up with you to schedule an appointment time at your convenience. Appointments last 45-60 minutes.
A series of free hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty of all levels develop a variety of creative skills.
Brief Mindful Moments
Duke provides three options for 3 to 8 minute meditations for your wellbeing.
Duke Gardens (two options available)
Duke Health and Wellbeing Moments (six options available)
Duke Integrative Medicine Meditations (six options available)