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Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

Posted By Colleen Dougherty, NC Recreation & Park Association, Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Monday, 

As we approach a new month, it is important to keep finding ways to engage your department and community in an active and healthy lifestyle.  The month of May is another perfect opportunity to do so, as it is dedicated to Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM).  So what is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month? It is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The main priority is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through health promotion activities and environments. Organizations are invited to participate in this month long event by challenging their teams to create healthy moments, healthy groups, and developing healthy initiative projects. More information can be found by clicking the following link:

NCRPA’s Wellness Initiative invites your department to participate in Global Employee Health & Fitness Month. Participants can log activities on the GEHFM website during the course of the month, which will allow organizations to track, share, and promote their individual and group activities. If your department needs ideas then please check our Employee Wellness Programs webpage, containing valuable information discussing examples of employee wellness programs in North Carolina. Another great way to become involved is to encourage employees to take part in the #MeInMyPark social media contest. NCRPA is asking department and communities to post pictures to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter of groups or individuals leading healthy active lifestyles at parks or recreation facilities, (don’t forget to use the hashtag #MeinMyPark). So ultimately, not only will your department have a chance to be recognized by NCRPA, but can also participate in the Global Employee Health & Fitness Month challenge!

Let’s continue to inspire our departments and communities to become active during the month of May.  If you have any questions or ideas about the #MeinMyPark or the Global Employee Health & Fitness Month Challenge, then please email us or submit them on the wellness site here: (,


Tags:  #MeinMyPark  Employee Wellness  Fitness Challenge  Global Employee Health & Fitness Month  NCRPA 

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