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April 19, 2017

National Walking Day: Emory conquers obstacles

Despite the rain on Wednesday, April 5, Emory employees joined thousands across the country to celebrate National Walking Day. This annual event sponsored by the American Heart Association is a call-to-action to increase physical activity by starting with a 30-minute walk during the workday to promote fitness and well-being.

Although many walks had to be moved indoors or rescheduled for an alternative date, National Walking Day was still an enjoyable activity for the hundreds of employees who participated. Walks were guided by Wellness Champions, members of Emory Healthcare leadership and other employees dedicated to health and well-being. Each walk offered something special and some were downright creative!
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Fitbit Friends & Family spring promotion!
To help you, your friends & your family accomplish health and well-being goals this spring, Healthy Emory is partnering with Fitbit to reduce prices on Fitbit devices. Use this opportunity to purchase up to two devices by Friday, April 28.
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Have you completed your Journey?
Journeys are online health enhancement programs offered by Aetna. Each Journey helps you achieve your health goals using easy-to-complete steps. Complete two of these programs to receive $100 towards your Emory medical plan. Learn about available programs here.
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A path for you!

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is taking employee health and well-being to the next level by opening their first walking path. Supported by Healthy Emory, this is the second outdoor walking path to be installed at Emory Healthcare to promote physical activity at the work place. The design of the walking path takes staff around the facility, utilizing existing sidewalks, parking lots and an off-the-pavement track. The EJCH walking path consists of four directional paths: half-mile, three-quarter-mile, eight-tenths-mile and 1.4 mile walking opportunities. Each path is clearly marked with color-coded arrows and signage. Staff can select the path length based on how much time they have to walk.
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Let's do dinner...at home!
Cooking more meals at home is a great strategy to eating a healthier diet. Control your ingredients, portions, and variety. Learn tips and tricks for preparing food at home here.
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Chef's Corner: Baked kale chips
With a bit of salt and olive oil and a turn in the oven, you'll make this dark green leafy vegetable crisp, crunchy and as delicious as potato chips - just much healthier!
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Find something new and colorful to eat on Tuesdays at Emory's Farmers Market starting at 11 a.m.

Join Meet Me @ Lullwater walking group on Wednesdays @ noon until May 10.

Friday, May 12 @ 7:30 a.m.: Emory Midtown's Women's Heart Center open house. Meet the staff and learn more about heart disease at this event.

Friday, May 12 @ 10:30 a.m.: Staff Fest Run/Walk & volleyball tournament. Join the fun and register for both events today.

Wednesday, April 19: Denim Day. Stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault by wearing denim.


You can now receive your biometric screening at CVS! Find a location near you.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Take a free, anonymous alcohol use screening to find out if you have a problem.

To learn about more resources for support, please contact the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 404-727-4328.

Looking for fruits and vegetables to add to your meal? Learn what is in season this spring.


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