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February 21, 2018

Move More Challenge returns with new ways to track your steps

The Move More Challenge is returning to Emory! The ever-popular, employee physical activity challenge is back this spring with an all new approach.

Now in its third year, the Move More Challenge is a fun, interactive community-wide event that encourages Emory employees to increase their daily physical activity using an activity tracker and engage in a little friendly competition with their fellow co-workers. This year's challenge, however, is a bit different from past year's challenges.
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Healthy Emory: A look back at 2017
2017 was a great year for health and well-being at Emory! At the center of our communications, programs and services were our Wellness Champions. Learn more about all that was achieved in 2017!
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Have you assessed your health?
By taking the Healthy Emory Connect online health assessment, you will also be taking a big step toward achieving better health. It only takes about 10 minutes, and you will receive your own personalized results. And, don't forget that you also earn a $50 Emory medical plan incentive for completing the assessment!
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Is your heart healthy?

February is National Heart Month which means it's a good time for us to focus on our heart health! Fortunately for those of us who work at Emory, our employer is a national leader in cardiovascular research, diagnostics, preventive care, education and treatment. Even more good news, two teams from Emory Healthcare, Employee Health Services and Occupational Injury Management, joined forces in 2017 to launch the Emory Health Management Program (EHMP), a new effort to help improve employee health.
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Wellness Champion Spotlight: Melanie Hof
Melanie Hof is celebrating five years as an Emory Wellness Champion. Learn about Melanie's role as an athletic trainer at the new Hawks facility and how she supports her fellow employees' well-being.
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Chef's Corner: Roasted pork tenderloin with apricot sauce
Try this lean protein option for your next meal. With only 3 ingredients, this recipe is sure to be a winner for busy moms and dads!
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Move More Challenge registration is open! Follow these steps to join by March 5.

This spring, get your steps in every Wednesday with the Meet Me at Lullwater or the Tunnel walking group beginning March 7.

Open up an opportunity for reflection and silence by attending "Breathe: stillness in the busy-ness" on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

Register for the Harriet Tubman Hike on Saturday, March 10 at Sweetwater Creek State Park and learn how she guided slaves through the Underground Railroad.

Caregivers, learn strategies of nutritional self-care at "Caregiver Wellness: Take Time for Nutrition" on Wednesday, March 21.

Help raise funds for Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Mercy Care Atlanta by registering for the Run for Mercy 5K on Saturday, March 24.


Do you need a device to participate in the Move More Challenge? The Fitbit store is still open and Emory subsidizes part of the cost for employees!

Looking for a camp to send your kids to this summer? Check out these options.

Did you know Tier-Zero medications are FREE with your Emory pharmacy benefit? Look at the list of medications here.

Wondering how you can help your department be more active during the workday? Invite us to a meeting to help you get started!


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