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August 15, 2018

Sleep Better! Feel Better!

We often work on increasing our physical activity or making healthful eating choices, but how often do we focus on improving our sleep? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night - yet, surprisingly, many of us find this goal hard to achieve. In 2017, less than a third of Emory employees reported getting seven or more hours of sleep each night during the week. The Sleep Better! Feel Better! campaign was recently introduced to give employees an opportunity to focus on their sleep while using resources available through Healthy Emory Connect.
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Lifestyle change success!
Emory Midtown employee Susan Horner lost 20 pounds, improved her glucose control and feels like an improved version of herself following participation in the Diabetes Prevention Program.
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A sleep guide tailored for you
Want to sleep longer or better? Need a better routine or sleep environment? Use the Healthy Emory Connect Sleep Guide, a program tailored to address your sleep needs. This guide provides simple, actionable lifestyle changes to help you meet your goals.
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Operation: Eat Right wraps up

Operation: Eat Right, Emory's latest nutrition campaign, just wrapped on July 29. Created by the Healthy Emory team, this campaign focused on highlighting the nutrition resources available to employees within Healthy Emory Connect, Emory's new health and well-being resource powered by Virgin Pulse. The campaign covered 4 topics (or missions) all designed to help employees focus on portion control, cooking more meals at home, tracking their food and beverage intake, and increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables they consume in their daily diet.
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All of Us: Research partnership with Emory
Emory is partnering with the All of Us Research program to better understand why people get sick or stay healthy. The program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is recruiting participants in one of the largest, longitudinal research projects of its kind.
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Chef's Corner: Vegetable Lasagna
Giving into the craving of cheesy pasta goodness can also be healthy! Appease your taste buds with a medley of fresh vegetables and whole grains in this recipe. Try picking up a fresh harvest of mushrooms and basil at your neighborhood farmers market.
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Register to give blood with the American Red Cross at Emory Clinic Decatur Plaza, Friday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the Emory Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 28, for an ice cream social!

Join Blomeyer for $0 enrollment and $0 the first month in September. Don't miss your chance!

As we focus on sleep this August, join Dr. Nancy Collop for an online webinar, "Sleeping for Optimal Health," on Thursday, August 23, at noon.

Saturday, September 29, at 8 a.m., the annual Atlanta Heart Walk returns. Create a team today!

Fall is around the corner! Register for the Meet Me @ Lullwater walking group on Wednesdays at noon starting September 12 to enjoy the fall changes.


Walking meetings are a great way to add activity to your day without having to find extra time in your busy schedule. Try one today!

Do you want private and immediate feedback about your personal well-being? The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers an online self-assessment service, which provides immediate results.

Do you regularly use Tier-Zero medications? With your Emory pharmacy benefit, they are FREE. Look at the list of medications here.


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