Member of the Month: Nick Varvel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 May 2015 is Nick Varvel. Congratulations, Nick!
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Employee Health & Fitness Month: Benefits of drinking water
Did you know water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight? Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
Water is essential to your body’s daily functions. It helps keep your body temperature regulated, joints moving with ease, and rids your body of waste. A good rule of thumb is to drink eight 8oz. glasses of water each day.
Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.
The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of total beverages a day.
During exercise, you sweat, which water is leaving your body. This loss of water needs to be replenished. According to the Institute of Medicine, an additional 1.5 to 2 cups of water will replenish the amount of sweat loss during short bouts of exercises. For prolonged exercise or higher intensity, you will need at least 2 more additional cups of water.
Participate in Healthy Lifestyle Coaching and earn $100!
Work one-on-one with a telephone-based health coach who will help you address your personal health needs, improve your health and make positive habit changes. Aetna's health coaches use goal setting, identification of barriers, and the use of personal support systems to help you make and sustain lifestyle habit changes related to eating, physical activity, stress management, tobacco cessation and preventive health.
Participants in Emory's medical plan can earn $100 for participation. Those in the HSA plan who complete three health coaching calls will receive a $100 credit to their health savings account. Those in the POS plan will receive a $100 credit toward their deductible and/or co-insurance. Call 1-866-213-0153 to sign-up.
Recipe: Overnight Oats
By: Rachel Stroud RD, LG
Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. and Blomeyer Health Fitness Center are proud to partner with Good Measure Meals™ to provide professional nutrition services to help you achieve your best self. Each month we will feature a favorite recipe from one of your Good Measure Meals™ Registered Dietitians. Enjoy!
A note from Joy: This cool, delicious treat is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get your fruit servings for the day. There are so many variations on this base recipe: Turn the sorbet into frozen yogurt by using vanilla yogurt instead of orange juice, or try different types of frozen fruit and fruit juice to create endless numbers of combinations.
Quote of the Month
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
- Earl Nightingale
Health Observances of the Month