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Round 5: Submit Results Now
Monday, March 6 - Sunday, March 19
Deadline for submitting results: Monday, March 27.
Reducing meat consumption has the potential to make a big impact on both personal and environmental health. According to Harvard Medical School, there is evidence to suggest that vegetarianism lowers the risk for heart disease, various cancers, and type 2 diabetes. Those on a vegetarian diet tend to consume less saturated fat content and cholesterol and more valuable micronutrients, like vitamins C and E, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, etc. This shifted nutrient balance is linked to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower BMI, all of which are associated with longevity.
That being said, no one is expected to become vegetarian overnight. Lessening meat in your diet to any degree helps improve your health and reduce your impact on the environment. For instance, choosing to have one meatless meal a day is a great first step! Check out these options on-campus and in the Triangle for places to get delicious, healthy, and satisfying vegetarian meals!
Now that we have reached the 10th and final week of the Get Moving Challenge, we would like to invite you to think about what else can be done to help reduce your environmental impact. In partnership with Duke Sustainability and the Duke Leadership Academy, we have developed a new program called “The Next Step.” The goal for “The Next Step” is to use the Get Moving Challenge as a stepping stone in the logging of the 40 of the 52 criteria needed to be considered Green Workplace Certified.