Healthy Emory's popular "Know Your Numbers"

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December 14, 2016

"Know Your Numbers" health screenings return in 2017!

Healthy Emory's popular "Know Your Numbers" biometric screenings return January 2017. These convenient, onsite screenings measure key biometric numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, height/weight, and body mass index (BMI). New for 2017, body composition and HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) will be measured.

Last offered in 2014, these onsite health screenings had high participation rates and very high satisfaction rates among employees. According to Michael Staufacker, director of Health Management, "Those who participated in the 2014 screenings overwhelmingly indicated that they had a very positive experience and that they found value in the service. More importantly, employees who participated reported high levels of increased knowledge and motivation to take action to improve their health."
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Move More Challenge numbers
Employees of Emory University and Emory Healthcare have crossed the finish line of this year's Move More Challenge. 6,559 employees completed the 2016 challenge that ended November 13, collectively walking 1.37 million miles, climbing 2.98 million flights of stairs and taking over 3 billion total steps!
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Reduce holiday stress
Preparing for the holidays by cooking, shopping for the right gift, and attending parties with family and friends can take a lot of time and energy. Though these times can be happy and fun, they can also be stressful and overwhelming. Reaching out for help during stressful times is important and Emory's Faculty Staff Assistance Program is available to help.
FSAP website

Giving of your gifts

We've all experienced the pleasure that comes from receiving gifts, but did you know that giving gifts can bring even more wonderful feelings, in addition to some health benefits? You've probably heard the adage "It is better to give than receive." Studies show that there's some truth to this common phrase. What's more, the gift doesn't always have to be large or of great monetary value, and it can take on many different forms. Gifts can be as simple as kind words, hugs, expressions of appreciation, undivided time and attention, a helping hand, volunteerism or random acts of kindness. Mother Teresa said, "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
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Is food your comfort?
Anxiety over work, finances, and relationships can lead even the best-intentioned to turn to comfort foods to relieve stress. If you make an effort to deal with your stress in healthier ways, your body will thank you later.
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Chef's Corner: Southwest-style vegetable chowder
Trying to stay warm this winter? Filled with a variety of winter vegetables and perfectly seasoned, this easy-to-prepare soup makes a wonderful meal.
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This December is the annual Emory Healthcare (EHC) virtual canned food drive. Every $1 donation provides $9 in groceries. Look for cans in EHC cafeterias! (EHC intranet link)

Need a way to stay active yet warm? Meet Me @ the Tunnel walking group on the Clifton campus will meet Wednesdays @ noon starting January 25.

Interested in a summer camp for your child? Emory's Annual Camp and Learning Expo will be held on Thursday, February 2 @ 10 a.m.


Did you know some prescription medications are free through your Emory insurance? Check this list to see what is covered.

Looking for an opportunity to give back this year? Learn about the opportunities available at Emory.

Save time and money while traveling by using Sparkfly, a benefit for Emory employees.


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