Wellness Matters

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November 16, 2017

Wellness at Campus Services

This month, Wellness Matters spotlights one of our Healthy Emory Wellness Champions, Shervon Lewis from Campus Services. In addition to her role as Training and Communications Specialist, Shervon supports Campus Services (CS) in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of the 800 employees within the division.

As a Wellness Champion, Shervon communicates regularly with CS about all of the programs and services available to employees, such as the Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Better Choices food options, fitness facilities & discounts and caregiver support resources. She also acts as a voice for employees in sharing feedback with Campus Services' human resources and leadership teams. In fall of 2016, when registration opened for the Move More Challenge, Shervon scheduled a meeting with senior leadership to gain buy-in for the Move More Challenge with a goal of surpassing the past year's registration numbers. While promoting the challenge and discussing the obstacles of participation from CS employees, she explained that some staff members were unable to participate due to the cost of purchasing a Fitbit. Since CS Vice President, Matthew Early, also felt it was important for all to participate, with help from Shervon, the division decided to purchase 200 Fitbits to distribute to employees.
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Great American Smokeout: Take the pledge, start fresh!
The 2017 Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 16th! Emory will celebrate the Great American Smokeout (GASO) by encouraging all employees to "Start Fresh" and by taking a pledge to adopt a healthy behavior.
Take the pledge here!
Are you ready for 2018?
January 2018 brings a new set of medical plan incentives - and a new way to track them, Healthy Emory Connect. You can earn up to $400 toward your medical plan by taking action and doing things that help you live a healthier lifestyle. With Healthy Emory Connect, which you can access from a computer or a mobile device, participating in activities for your incentive (and tracking them) will be a whole lot easier.
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Get connected, stay connected with Healthy Emory Connect!

Mobile. Connected. Customized. Health at your fingertips. Starting Monday, January 8, Emory employees will have a new tool in their benefit toolkit to make getting and staying healthier a little easier - Healthy Emory Connect. The new, web-based health platform is accessible via desktop and through a mobile app that is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android devices.

Michael Staufacker, Director of Health Management at Emory, pulls up the new app on his smartphone. With a quick touch of the finger, the application launches and he shows what appears on his screen - a series of icons with short titles next to them, such as Activity, Daily Cards, Healthy Habits, Challenges and Program Details. The activity icon displays that he has clocked more than 8,000 steps already that day, and notifications indicate there are three daily cards for him to read.
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Let's go for a run!
While some people describe running as revitalizing, or energizing, for others, the idea of becoming a runner can be intimidating. The good news is that running is a lot easier to start than you might think, and is one of the cheapest, easiest, and most effective ways to stay healthy and get fit!
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Chef's Corner: Sweet potato casserole
Combining a healthy staple with a crumble that is sure to melt in your mouth, this Thanksgiving classic is sure to please everyone at the dinner table.
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Check out what's in season at the Emory's Farmer's Market, every Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m.: "Communicating with Impact." Learn how to effectively communicate with colleagues and customers.

Try a guided meditation at Emory's Main Campus on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Save the Date! Thursday, January 11, 2018 will be the Healthy New YOU Expo. Learn about health and wellness resources to kick off the new year!


As you commit to being tobacco-free during the Great American Smokeout, use these great resources.

Some may notice mood shifts as the days get shorter and winter approaches. Try these tips to brighten your mood.

Throughout the holidays, know that the Faculty Staff Assistance Program is available 24/7/365. Contact them here.

Need access to a physician this holiday season? Use the Emory Employee Access Line, 8-EVIP.


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