June is Men's Health Month across the U.S.

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June 21, 2017


Why wellness matters to me

June is Men's Health Month across the U.S. To celebrate this month, some Emory men shared why wellness matters to them.

Dr. Jonathan S. Lewin, EVP of Health Affairs at Emory University, and CEO, President and Chairman of the Board at Emory Healthcare, stressed that physical, emotional and nutritional wellness is important for all men. "Finding time for exercise is a challenge for many of us, and I am no different," says Lewin. "Whenever possible, I enjoy spending time on an elliptical for cardio exercise, and I lift weights for resistance." Even with his unpredictable schedule, Dr. Lewin tries to exercise regularly to maintain his stamina. "When I can, I walk at work to get as close to 10,000 steps as possible. I do this by taking conference calls while walking and by taking advantage of meetings outside of my office to walk across campus."
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Eat local
Eating local foods is not only better for you and the environment, it also tastes better. That's because food that spends less time traveling is fresher and more nutritious. Eating local also helps support Georgia's food economy. So next time, eat local!
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Take a break!
This summer, take a break from the heat and humidity with an online wellness webinar. In just 30 minutes, you can explore hot topics in nutrition, physical activity and stress management. Click here for upcoming webinars and their description.
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Alternative to colonoscopy is now available

Did you know there is an alternative test to the colonoscopy? This new test - called Cologuard - is an easy-to-use screening test for people over 50 who are at "average risk" for colorectal cancer. It requires a prescription from your doctor, but after that, a kit is mailed to your home, where a single stool sample can be collected and returned for testing. It is simple and noninvasive. Please speak with your doctor regarding the most appropriate test option for you.

Cologuard has been embraced by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society. Unlike fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), which only tests for hidden blood in the stool, the Cologuard test also looks for abnormal DNA in cells shed from the colon.
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Exercise Corner: Cycling
Cycling is a great way to get your aerobic activity! It's low impact, doesn't require a high level of skill, works all major muscle groups and it's fun! Discover more about Emory cycling opportunities here, including new bikes at Blomeyer.
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Chef's Corner: Black Bean Dip
It's the season for beaches, water sports, pool parties, and grilling. This quick and easy dip full of protein and fiber will be the hit at any summer party.
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Explore the Blomeyer facilities at our new walking group, Meet Me @ Blomeyer, starting Wednesdays @ noon on June 21.

Join us for the Meet Me @ the Tunnel walking group on Wednesdays @ noon this summer starting June 21.

Slow down in the midst of daily pressures and worries...join us for Mindfulness 101 on Tuesday, June 27 @ noon. Register here.

Learn the validity of current nutrition "hot topics" during the "Nutrition Fads: Fact or Fiction?" webinar. Register here.

Weight Watchers Open House. Thursday, June 29 @ 11:45 a.m. Learn how to reach and exceed your goals more effectively!

Enjoy summer with a pool party! The Student Activity & Academic Center will host a pool party for all of Emory on Tuesday, July 4.


You still have time! Join Blomeyer by June 30 and pay $0 for enrollment.

Trying to quit smoking? There are many resources available to you - for free! Review them here.


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