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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:
We'll gear up for for the trip by building our benefits know-how. Things like reimbursement for gym memberships, free nutrition and smoking cessation counseling, and more.
Fueling Up Right
The better the fuel, the better the performance. ChallengeME will help you learn how to fuel up right by striking a better balance in what you eat including healthier choices at your workplace.
ChallengeME will help you discover ways to be more active during the day at home and at work — like stretching more, short walks, and taking the stairs. You'll add muscle and improve your stamina, even with just a little exercise.
Smoke Free City
Breaking up with tobacco is the #1 best thing you can do, and ChallengeME has a number of proven strategies to make quitting easier — even a smart phone app that tracks money saved and life expectancy added.