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National Trails Day

Posted On June 1, 2020
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June 6th is National Trails Day! This observance encourages people to discover and experience their local nature trails. While hiking is often the first activity to come to mind, trails also offer access to activities like canoeing, geocaching, biking, birdwatching, and more!

Due to COVID-19, trail users should take proper precautions whenever performing any outdoor… more »

Summer Camps: Resources for Working Parents

Posted On June 1, 2020
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Many working parents faced unexpected challenges due to school and childcare program closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now is the time to make summer plans, and identify available summer programs for children in this “new normal”.

The Atlanta Parent Magazine has compiled a comprehensive listing of summer day camps that appeal to children of… more »

National Men’s Health Week

Posted On June 1, 2020
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National Men’s Health Week is a time to encourage men to take part in something that is often overlooked – preventive health screenings. Generally, men tend to seek preventive services at a much lower rate than women do, when that doesn’t have to be the case at all!

According to Kaiser Permanente, below is the… more »

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Posted On June 1, 2020
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With over a dozen different types of diagnoses, headaches and migraines are literally a pain to diagnose, treat and manage.  Factors like stress, tension, allergies, and diet are some of the most common triggers for head pain. However, there may be times when headaches signal a much more severe condition.

In the wake of COVID-19,… more »

June Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Posted On June 1, 2020
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These savory Garlic Parmesan Green Beans make the perfect vegetable side-dish to complement a healthy meal.

Yield: 4 servings | Cook/Prep Time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh green beans, stems removed

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated

 

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June Superfood of the Month: Green Beans

Posted On June 1, 2020
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Green Beans are June’s Superfood of the Month! Green beans are enjoyed all around the world and are a staple of many American diets.

Green Beans are a good source of fiber vitamin C. They are naturally low in calories and sodium and are fat-free. When shopping, choose fresh, well colored beans that snap easily… more »

Kudos! June Wellness Champions

Posted On June 1, 2020

This month, I want to recognize the EDWS team, Tony Price (Health & Wellness Coordinator), Ryan Smith (Wellness Program Administrator), Kallie Monroe (Public Health Graduate Intern), and Janet Wice (Yoga/Meditation Instructor) for their commitment and dedication to serving the Georgia State University Community during these challenging times.

I thank the team for accepting the request… more »

Employee Health and Fitness Month

Posted On May 4, 2020
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Every year in May, employees across the globe are encouraged to engage in healthy behaviors and make physical activity a priority. The benefits of engaging in healthy behaviors such as physical activity include lowering your risk for certain chronic diseases, better weight control, improved mood, and increased quality of life.

During this coronavirus pandemic outbreak… more »

High Blood Pressure Education Month

Posted On May 4, 2020
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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. This observance is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is designed to reduce death and disability related to high blood pressure.

Nearly 68 million Americans have high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and… more »

National Bike Month

Posted On May 4, 2020
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May marks National Bike Month, an annual observance which encourages everyone to ride a bike! Whether it’s for recreation or transportation purposes, indoors or outdoors, biking is an excellent form of physical activity that has many health benefits.

The health-boosting benefits of biking include:

It is a great form of aerobic activity. It gets your… more »