June 2015

Member of the Month: Stacey Schutte

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 2015 is Stacey Schutte. Congratulations, Stacey!

How did you start your wellness lifestyle?
I started with friends in college and then had to restart with life changes.

What have you accomplished thus far concerning your health?
Increased stamina and energy.

What are your future wellness endeavors?
I would love to do the Warrior Dash and want to be able to keep up with my daughter.

Hometown?
Middletown, PA

What types of hobbies and interests do you have outside of exercising?
Hiking, being a Girl Scout leader.

Fun fact about you:
I survived Three Mile Island.

What department do you work for?
Gynecology and Obstetrics

Favorites:

  • Favorite food: Sushi
  • Movie: Love Actually
  • Sport: Rock Climbing (as close as I come to sport)
  • Exercise: Hiking
  • Music: Alternative Rock

June is Men’s Health Month: Men’s health facts

  • Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. (BLS)
  • In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women. (CDC)
  • Silent Health Crisis: "There is a silent health crisis in America... it’s that fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.” Dr. David Gremillion Men’s Health Network
  • Prevention: Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. (CDC 2001)
Cause and rate Men Women
Heart disease 228.6 143.0
Cancer 211.6 146.8
Injuries 51.1 24.6
Stroke 39.7 37.8
Suicide 19.2 4.9

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Recipe: Texas Caviar

By: Kristi Fonrouge RDN, LD

Ingredients:

  • 1, 15 ounce can of well rinsed and drained black eyed peas (rinsing helps to remove some of the added sodium)
  • 1, 15 ounce can of well rinsed and drained black beans
  • 1, 15 ounce can of well rinsed and drained corn (white or shoe peg taste great)
  • 2 medium sweet bell peppers cored, deseeded, and chopped (I like red and orange for a festive look)
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion chopped (Vidalia onions are a good choice)
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 jalapeno pepper deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 avocados peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 whole lime
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  • To make the dressing mix the rice wine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, sugar, garlic powder, and pepper in a pot and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let dressing cool completely. Drain and thoroughly large bowl. Add the chopped onion.
  • Rinse canned beans and corn to remove some of the added salt. Pour into a bell peppers, onion, jalapeño, and tomatoes. Mix well then add the avocado.
  • Pour the dressing over the beans and vegetables and stir until well coated. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Nutritional information:

  • Calories 111; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 14g; Fiber 4g; Sugars 3g; Total Fat: 5; Saturated Fat 1g; Sodium 50mg (based on 1/2 cup serving)
  • Servings: 18 (1/2 cup per serving)

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

Nothing tastes as good as fit feels.

- Unknown


Health Observances of the Month

  • Men’s Health Month
  • National Running Day
  • Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • Father’s Day