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Upcoming Events

GW Healthy Living at Himmelfarb

As students settle into the demands of the semester, exercise and healthy eating can often slip to the bottom of the list of daily priorities. Himmelfarb staff members want to help keep it in focus with a Healthy Living campaign. The Library will sponsor events and offer Healthy Living kits to support stress reduction, physical fitness, and nutrition and diet.

News and Tips from the Himmelfarb Community

Hello Winter! Goodbye Boring Workouts

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter! With shorter daylight hours, and constant holiday get-togethers that offer an abundance of sweets and treats, it can be a challenge to find the motivation to stick with an exercise routine. We … Continue reading

All the flavor without the guilt: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Feeling stressed about the calories to come? Fear not, for there are abundant ways to eat well and to enjoy the food you make this holiday season. From pumpkin soup to apple salad with figs and almonds, there is no … Continue reading

Healthy Living: Healthy Fall Recipes

As the days grow shorter, we all feel the pull of starchy, heavy foods. Whether this is born of opportunity or a left over biological instinct is up for debate, but studies have shown our caloric intakes increase during colder … Continue reading

Take a DC Study Break in November!

Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb has put together a calendar of free and affordable DC events for November.  So, take a study break and get out and see DC via a yoga brunch, the Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the GW Fall … Continue reading

Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb loves Fall!

Fall in love with fall in DC with Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s DC Events Guide!    Take a study break to recharge and enjoy the autumn weather and colors in the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden or head out on … Continue reading


Well-being in Academic Medicine (AAMC)


Need a Study Break?

Find fitness and relaxation tools and equipment in the Himmelfarb Library 1st floor alcove and at the Circulation Desk.

Relaxation kit: eye pillow, two tennis balls (3 kits available)

Fitness kit: hand weights, resistance band, fitness DVD (2 kits available)

Yoga kit: pair of yoga blocks, yoga mats (2 kits available)

Additional equipment: balance balls (2), double-dutch jump rope, additional set of hand weights, hula hoops (5), yoga mats

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