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Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

Posted By Colleen Dougherty, NC Recreation & Park Association, Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Monday, 

Next week we enter into the month of May! 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. Some examples include: challenging employees to create healthy moments, forming health awareness groups, or developing a culminating health project in your community. 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.

The next Wellness Webinar will be Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00pm. Larry Cassella, Employee Wellness Coordinator for the Town of Cary, will be presenting. His topic will focus on wellness programs, and evaluating and understanding how to define ‘value’ is critical in fully defending worksite health promotion efforts. Click the following link to register for the webinar:

Let’s continue to inspire our departments and communities to become active during the month of May.  If you have any ideas regarding Global Employee Health & Fitness Month, we would love to hear from you and your experience! Please email us or submit your ideas on the wellness site here: (,



Tags:  Employee Wellness  Fitness  GEHFM 

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