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GLOBAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH – May

Global Employee Health And Fitness Month - May

GLOBAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH

Every year in May, Global Employee Health and Fitness Month aims to improve the health of the global workforce. Through initiatives and helpful programs, the campaign encourages employers to engage their employees in healthful activities. It also provides a variety of wellness and fitness programs to complement already existing programs. Employers with wellness programs have healthier employees who are more productive. Wellness programs reduce overall healthcare costs and reduce illness and injury.

Employees who participate in wellness programs have lower stress levels, better overall health, and improved confidence, too. Challenge employees to pair up with partners to take the stairs or go for a walk on their lunch break. Take stretch breaks and eat healthy meals. Make sure to get plenty of rest and track your exercise, too. Join the movement and encourage others to join you.

HOW TO OBSERVE #EmployeeHealthAndFitnessMonth

Employers can participate by offering wellness programs and incentives to employees who participate. Create challenges and opportunities to encourage employees to be physically active and focus on their health. Employees, encourage your employer to join the movement. Other ways to participate include:

  • Invite other co-workers to join you for a walk on your lunch break
  • Choose the farthest parking space or walk to work
  • Take the stairs
  • Use a standing desk
  • Participate in desk exercises

Use #EmployeeHealthAndFitnessMonth to share on social media.

GLOBAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH

The National Association for Health and Fitness launched the observance in 1989 to encourage employers to invest in their employees’ health. Each year the campaign has grown from a national observance to a now global event.

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