When it comes to infant feeding, many of us may have heard that “breast is best”. The health benefits of breastfeeding to moms and babies include reducing the risk of maternal postpartum depression, supporting a faster return to pre-pregnancy weight, reducing infant mortality and reducing the risk of the infant developing chronic health conditions as adults. While these benefits are certainly noteworthy, the benefits of breastfeeding extend beyond mom and baby.
For a good cause that is….Join the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium team for the Step Up to Stepping Strong challenge. Step Up for Stepping Strong is a month-long steps challenge supporting The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Established by Boston Marathon bombing survivors, the Stepping Strong Center fuels trauma research and care to benefit civilians and military personnel worldwide who have suffered the devastation of traumatic injuries. Cigna is proud to commit to donating $100,000 to the center when the community reaches 500 million steps through the Step Up for Stepping Strong challenge. Registration is open until April 30th and the steps challenge is May 1-31. Check out this quick video tutorial to see how to sign up or read the FAQs here. Invite your friends, family and coworkers to join this challenge and help us support this wonderful cause. Let’s show the community what we can do when we work together.
Shelburne, VT –
March 25, 2020 – The Green
Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) and DIEMlife today launched their
Wellness Quest initiative, the first digital health technology collaboration
for faculty and staff at Champlain, Middlebury, and St. Michael’s Colleges. Participants will establish wellness goals (or
Quests), identify the steps necessary to achieve them, and pursue their aims
with the support of program coordinators and others.