June 2013

Member of the Month: Norman Hulme

The Member of the Month section provides a way for us to recognize dedicated Blomeyer members who have been working hard and cosistently to get in better health and shape with the help of the BHFC. If you know a fellow Blomeyer member whose efforts should not go unnoticed, please tell us!

To nominate someone, please send us an email at blomeyer@emory.edu with the name and a few highlights of the person you'd like to see as our next Member of the Month.

The Blomeyer Member of the Month for June 2013 is Norman Hulme. Congratulations, Norman!

How did you start your wellness lifestyle?
I got tired of my daughter pushing my abdominal flab like I was the Pillsbury Doughboy.

What have you accomplished thus far concerning your health?
Feel awesome, lost weight... got “ripped” and mastered the “pull up”!

What are your future wellness endeavors?
Keep on working at it (with the inspiration of Blomeyer’s awesome staff!)

Hometown?
Albany, NY

What types of hobbies and interests do you have outside of exercising?
Traveling, beer, flea markets, TV

Fun fact about you:
I collect rare and obscure cocktail guides.

Favorites:

  • Favorite food: Mexican
  • Movie: Any David Lynch weirdness (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, etc.)
  • Sport: Formula 1
  • Exercise: Walking our dog Cisco
  • Music: New Wave

Article of the Month: National Great Outdoors Day

Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 6th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation.

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, these diverse partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching currently underserved populations and first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.

Each GO Day event will offer a mix of information centers and “active fun” areas – places where guests, and especially kids, can use a fishing pole, go geocaching, help pitch a tent and more. The sites will provide photo opportunities with characters like Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl and other interesting creatures. Many sites also feature areas that focus on other aspects of healthy living, including sustainability and good nutrition.

In addition to the GO Day events, participants will be invited to nearby follow-up activities called EchO events occurring throughout the summer, which include introductions to mountain biking and fly-fishing, hikes with rangers to see wildlife, kayaking and rafting and much more.

Recipe: Mango Papaya Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 papaya - peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix mango, papaya, red bell pepper, avocado, sweet onion, cilantro, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover, and chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.

Source: www.allrecipes.com

Quote of the Month

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Health Observances of the Month

  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • Mango Month
  • Papaya Month
  • Father’s Day (6/16)