Ever since the 2015 Move More Challenge

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August 25, 2016

Move More Challenge returns with inspiration, incentives to get active

Ever since the 2015 Move More Challenge, David Pugh, vice president for Space Planning and Construction for Emory Healthcare, has been dedicated to achieving his activity goals on a daily basis, striving to reach 13,000 steps each day. Pugh finds it fitting that he tracked his highest number of steps yet (128,248 steps in one week) while preparing to raise a bridge that will support walking. His work in overseeing the Clifton Campus expansion already had him running around, but the Move More Challenge helped him focus on setting goals to improve his own health.
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Social Wellness: Getting healthier with a little help from your friends and family

Throughout the years, our understanding of what contributes to a person's wellbeing has grown. Healthy Emory takes a holistic approach to wellness, recognizing the importance of mind, body and spirit in achieving overall well-being. Our social connections to others forms a critical aspect of our health and well-being. These connections, called social wellness, reflect our ability to interact with others and build and maintain relationships.
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Know your health course
Aetna's Compass online health assessment provides you with an evaluation of your health. Complete this questionnaire by November 15, 2016 to earn your other medical plan incentives.
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Quit for good
Ready to quit for good? We can help. Emory is committed to supporting members of the Emory community and offers numerous resources for those who need help quitting tobacco.
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Breakfast Balance
According to the National Weight Control Registry, 78 percent of people who lost weight and kept it off for at least 5 years ate breakfast every day. Maintaining a healthy body weight is just one of the many benefits breakfast brings. Are you eating a healthy breakfast?
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Chef's Corner: Teriyaki Beef
With this particular recipe, be sure to select a sauce low in sodium and added sugars and watch how much you add. Sodium is linked to heart-health challenges, such as high blood pressure and cardiac disease. Grilling instead of frying helps cut down on fat and calories! Prevent the development of carcinogenic chemicals by cooking your meat at the correct temperature.
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Tuesdays starting August 23, the Emory Farmers Market is back weekly from 11:00am - 3:00pm Try a healthy alternative for your lunch!

Thursday, September 8 @ noon: Healthy Winship Free Lecture. Debunk common diet and exercise myths! Clifton Campus.

Tuesday, September 13 @ noon: Healthy Winship Free Lecture. Another opportunity to debunk common diet and exercise myths. Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Gear up for the Move More Challenge starting Monday, September 19!

Get your steps in by walking Lullwater each Wednesday at noon starting September 21!

Tuesday, September 27 @ noon: Tick Tock: Caregivers reclaim your health. Learn how to make time for yourself while caring for your loved one.


Want to travel to work in a fun, healthy, sustainable way? Bike Emory provides discounts with Fuji Bikes and Bicycle South.

Concerned about your blood pressure? Just check it! Blood pressure machines are available at multiple locations listed here.

Interested in free one-on-one wellness services? CVS/MinuteClinic provides biometric screening counseling, weight management coaching and smoking/tobacco cessation coaching for Aetna health plan members!

Craving a snack? Try a healthy vending machine! Click here to find the nearest machine.

Ready to enjoy your retirement? Fidelity Investments, TIAA, and Vanguard offer individual counseling sessions on campus to help you invest for retirement.


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