The first-ever Emergency Medicine Wellness Week was a healthy success.
Hundreds of ACEP members participated in the effort Jan. 24–30 to focus on their own well-being, and engagement on Twitter and Facebook was high as members shared videos, photos, and tips of their own wellness efforts.
ACEP members knew what they wanted to do to improve their well-being: an informal online survey showed that members chose spending time connecting with family and friends as their top priority.
Focusing on healthy food choices came in second, with planning a vacation and learning to meditate being next in line for members’ get-healthy priorities. Adding exercise, such as taking the stairs, to daily routines rounded out the top five.
Plans are already under way for next year’s EM Wellness Week. Share stories and watch for regular updates.