Welcome to ChallengeME - Your Road To Lasting Wellness!

Cancer Prevention & Awareness - October 2020

National Mammography Day (October 16, 2020)

How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person's cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. Besides quitting smoking, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk are:

  • Get to and stay at a healthy weight throughout life.
  • Be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Make healthy food choices with a focus on plant-based foods.

The evidence for this is strong. The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that about 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented. Click here to learn more about Cancer prevention.

More than just a wellness program...

ChallengeME is a journey - and not just any old employee wellness program, ChallengeME will become a big part of your daily life. We think it's the path to creating a healthier, stronger, and happier future for all of us at MaineDOT and our families as well.

Here are some of the stops we'll make along the way: