Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace, createdby two non-profit organizations, the National Association for Health and Fitness and ACTIVE Life. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments. Formerly National Employee Health & Fitness Day, Global Employee Health & Fitness Month has been extended to a month-long initiativein an effort to generate sustainability for a healthy lifestyle and initiate healthy activities on an ongoing basis.
Employers everywhere are invited to participate in GEHFM. Throughout GEHFM employers will challenge their employees to create Healthy Moments, form Healthy Groups, and develop a Culminating Project. Participants will be able to log these activities on the GEHFM website throughout the month, allowing employers and employees to track, share, and promote their individual and group activities.
GEHFM is held during the month of May every year. Healthy Moments occur daily, even multiple times a day and are created by individuals and groups. Healthy Groups implement activities to be performed several times throughout the month. Finally, the Culminating Project is developed during GEHFM and executed at the end of May.
Employers and employees all over the world implement and participate in healthy activities conveniently at the workplace and within their communities.
GEHFM is a great way to kickoff wellness and fitness programs, and bring excitement and compliment existing programs. Worksite wellness programs have been shown to benefit the employer through enhanced employee productivity, improved health care costs, reduced employee absenteeism, and decreased rates of illness and injuries.These programs benefit employees by lowering stress levels, increasing well-being, self-image, and self-esteem, improving physical fitness, increasing stamina, increasing job satisfaction, and potentially reducing weight.
GEHFM provides fun andinnovativeways to incorporate wellness at the workplace. Benefits of EHMF include
GEHFM is presented by the National Association for Health & Fitness (NAHF) and ACTIVE Life. For more information visit www.healthandfitnessmonth.org or contact:
NAHF is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles. NAHF accomplishes this work by fostering and supporting Governor's and State Councils and coalitions that promote and encourages regular physical activity.
ACTIVE Life is an Austin-based, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.Our mission is to make healthy the norm by enlisting and equipping people and places to build and sustain healthy communities. For more information visit : http://www.activelifehq.org/