Physical well being is the dynamic state of managing health by engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced, nutritious diet, and maintaining adequate sleep.

Regular physical activity, healthy eating and sleep habits can improve your mood and mental health, strengthen your bones and muscles, and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and some cancers.

Eat Well

Participation in good nutrition practices reduces the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. It enhances your physical wellbeing and gives your body the nourishment it needs to preform daily tasks.

On-Campus: NC State takes great care to ensure staff and faculty have many healthy options on campus.

Choose Wolf Approved – Items marked as Wolf Approved is a way for NC State Dining to show healthier options on campus. You can find out what is Wolf Approved on menu boards, vending machines, in c-stores and on the University Dining website.

My Fitness Pal – University Dining makes it easy for you to track all of your food and beverage intakes by utilizing My Fitness Pal. All you have to do is type in ‘NC State’ and then part or all of the name of the item you’re looking for. The app can be downloaded for free on your smartphone or you can access it on your computer by going to the My Fitness Pal website.

Dietitians Dish – Many of us want to make healthy food choices, but are easily derailed by selections that look appetizing, yet are not nutritionally balanced to eat on a regular basis. Dietitian’s Dish offers a solution to those who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. When you visit the NC State dining halls, look for the Dietitian’s Dish table and you’ll learn how to make a healthy and delicious meal selected by our nationally recognized dietitian, Lisa Eberhart!

Other Resources

  • Meet with a Dietitian or Nutritionist – In-network visits are available to State Health Plan members for free or at a reduced co-pay depending on your plan. To find an in-network dietitian, use our Find a Doctor tool and search under “Specialist” for a licensed dietitian/nutritionist. Find out more about this program here. 
  • Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less (ESMMWL) – ESMMWL is 15-week, interactive online weight management program that uses strategies proven to work for weight loss and maintenance. Each lesson informs, empowers and motivates participants to live mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. Weekly classes are available online.
  • The Produce Box

The Produce Box delivers farm-fresh fruits and veggies — plus local meat, dairy, bread and more! — conveniently to your door. Order when you like, skip whenever you need to. Select from eight curated boxes and customize it to fit your needs. Or build your own from our menu of items from 100 farmers and artisans.
NCSU employees who join The Produce Box  will receive a free 12-month membership (a $20 savings). Use the Coupon Code WOLFPACK. In addition to home delivery in the Triangle-area and other locations throughout North Carolina, The Produce Box now offers delivery to on-campus locations.
The on-campus delivery site must:

Have accessible parking by the building entrance (loading zone)

  • Have a general location where produce boxes can be left with minimal disruption (front desk, break room, etc)
Those interested in on-campus delivery may contact The Produce Box at

Move Well

NC State Wellness and Recreation offers multi-faceted programs and services for faculty, staff, and students including:

  • Carmichael Gym – From state of the art equipment, more than 150 group fitness courses each week, equipment rental and family recreation, membership offers staff and faculty every opportunity to get moving! Payroll deduction is available for gym memberships. Find out more:
  • Group Fitness Classes More than 100 classes offered per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. The schedule offers a variety of class formats, including BODYPUMP™, TRX®, Yoga, Cycling and ZUMBA®
  • Personal Training Nationally certified personal trainers will develop an exercise program individually tailored to meet the needs and goals of the participant
  • Small-Group Training Small Group Training provides a fun yet challenging experience utilizing specialized equipment. Each class is taught by a certified personal trainer or instructor
  • Private Swim Lessons Develop new skills or prepare for the next meet with private swim lessons. Work individually or in a group with a certified swim instructor and learn techniques for basic water survival or stroke refinement
  • Outdoor Adventures: Experience the thrill of the outdoors by taking on an adventure. Acquire new skills in activities, team building, and leadership.


  • Walking Maps – As an urban campus, NC State is very walkable with short distances to off and on-campus locations. Make your next meeting or lunch date a walking one.
  • Miles for Wellness State Wide-Walking Challenge- Miles for Wellness is a virtual, team-based walking initiative by and for the state employees of North Carolina. The purpose of Miles for Wellness is to encourage and support employees to increase their level of physical activity, with the goal of 10,000 steps, or the equivalent of 5 miles, achieved most days of the week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:
  • Blue 365Blue 365 is the The leading health and wellness discount program offering employees significant savings on gym memberships, wearables, weight loss programs, hearing aids and more.

Be Well

  • Personal Health Portal- The North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees has launched a new Personal Health Portal, open to all active employees and non-Medicare retirees. This portal provides a comprehensive library of tools and resources to assist members in assessing health risks and engaging in healthy activities. The portal includes a variety of resources:
    • Health Challenges: Each quarter of the year employees will have the opportunity to complete a 4-week challenge covering nutrition, physical activity, weight management and stress.
    • Online Health Assessment: This 15-minute online assessment helps to gauge current health status and identify any concerns, as well as track progress in the months ahead.
    • Healthy Living Conversations: These are quick, interactive conversations covering a variety of health topics, such as stress, back pain, and getting active.
    • Online Monthly Seminars: Fun and interesting online seminars are available each month and focus on various health and wellness topics, such as nutrition, fitness and stress reduction.
    • Extensive Health and Video Library: The portal provides a library of resources to assist employees in assessing health risks and engaging in healthy activities, including more than 500 videos.
  • Flu Shots- Human resources sponsors on-campus Flu Shot Clinics for Faculty & Staff. See more:
  • Campus Smiles (Dental) – Campus Smiles offers on-campus dental services to Staff and Faculty members at two state-of-the-art offices. Dental offices on Main Campus and Centennial are open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm, and accept the state’s dental plan.
  • On-Campus Pharmacy – The Student Health Pharmacy is open to Staff and Faculty in addition to students and accepts the State Health Plan. There are also over the counter medications available for purchase.
  • Disease Management – Members of the state health plan have access to free help managing chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, depression as well as other serious conditions such as cancer, kidney disease, and severe injuries. Certified Nurses, Health Coaches and case managers are available at 800-817-7044.
  • Tobacco Cessation – Quitline NC offers support by phone and FREE nicotine replacement therapy when you talk to a Quit Coach and enroll in the multi-call program. Quitline is available for all staff & faculty 24/7.
  • Pregnancy Support – Having a baby is an exciting time for you and your loved ones. It can also be a time filled with questions and concerns. The state health plan offers maternity resources, contact 800-817-7044 for more information.


  • HeadwayHeadway helps people find mental health care providers who accept insurance. Anyone can use the platform, but State Health Plan members enrolled in the Enhanced PPO Plan (80/20) and Base PPO Plan (70/30) get a special benefit. All providers available via Headway for State Health Plan members are Clear Pricing Project providers, so members don’t have a copay.

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