May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month. The purpose of GEHFM is to encourage employers to promote the benefits of healthy lifestyles to their employees. During the month employers are to challenge their employees to create healthy moments, track their activities, and develop habits that will hopefully remain long after the month has ended. Employees who participate in worksite wellness programs can:
Organizations which promote wellness among their employees can also benefit. Workplace wellness programs have been shown to:
So, not only do the employees themselves reap the rewards of establishing healthier behaviors, but businesses also benefit from team members who strive for wellness. And these activities can be as simple as creating a walking group, sharing healthy recipes, or participating in a community race.
For other ideas and more information on participating in this month-long initiative, visit Global Employee Health & Fitness Month.
I believe this would be a great team building project for any work environment that would really help encourage employees to lead active, healthy lives.
By: Wendy Ware, BS, Member Services Supervisor at Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center
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