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Step UP Emory is changing and will re-launch this fall. Until then, we invite you to revisit our health initiatives.

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According to the American Lung Association, the average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute – over 20,000 breaths a day. That’s why it is important to maintain or improve your breathing.

Whether you're using breathing techniques to combat stress, or utilizing Tier Zero medicines for various illnesses, your lung health is in your hands.

Step UP and Breathe

mindspirit

Every day, people struggle with mental health issues, whether it’s everyday stress, situational stress such as grief or something more severe. Therefore, it is important to understand that there are various situations that can affect your mental wellbeing.

Committed to helping you develop and/or maintain your overall mental health, Step UP Emory wants you to Embrace Your Mind and Spirit.

Embrace Your Mind and Spirit

breastcancer

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States. More than 180,000 women and men in the United States will have been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing event. But as these members of the Emory family can attest, some of those changes can be positive.

The Fight Against Breast Cancer Doesn't End in October

hearthealth

Coronary Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 2,500 Americans die of heart disease every day.

To help you manage your heart health, Step UP Emory offers a virtual Heart Health Fair. Here you can learn more about the numbers you need to know; fitness and nutrition tips for better heart health, and resources offered throughout the Emory system.

Step UP to Heart Health

healthybody

Step UP Emory’s nutrition initiative, “A Healthy Body, A Healthy Earth,” focuses on increasing consumption of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, as well as choosing sustainable foods whenever possible. Also, by becoming more sustainable in your food choices, you can help support local economies and communities, and decrease the need for long-distance transport.

A Healthy Body, A Healthy Earth

prevention

Wellness is more than a state of mind - it is a state of being. we all know how to be healthy, but getting there is another matter. Prevention is the key, and involves your overall wellness - general, physical, nutritional, mental and social. We when take care of our health and prevent illness and injury, we take one more step on the road to wellness.

Here, you can learn tips on healthy living and when to visit your healthcare provider for preventative care.

Prevention: The Road to Wellness

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Step UP and Move!

Now is the perfect time to commit or recommit to a healthier lifestyle, which includes incorporating exercise into your routine.

Step UP Emory, joined with the Blomeyer Health Fitness Center, the Student Activity & Academic Center at Clairmont and Woodruff PE Center, to invite you to Step UP and MOVE! Here’s your chance to find ways to move more, have fun and get fit. Learn how you can make exercise fun AND effective!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco-Free Emory

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention