Activities to Celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day
Did you know that National Employee Health and Fitness Day takes place on May 17th? This holiday, which was created to raise awareness of the health benefits of physical activity among employees through company-sponsored health promotion activities, can be a great opportunity for business owners and managers to promote health and wellness in the workplace.
Interested in celebrating Employee Health and Fitness Day at your business? Here are some ideas to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, while also promoting a positive work environment:
Organize a Group Exercise Class
Consider hiring a personal trainer to lead a group exercise class such as yoga, pilates, or a boot camp-style workout. This not only promotes physical fitness, but also fosters team-building and camaraderie among employees.
Remote employees can be included by offering a virtual workout option, or access to on-demand classes.
Provide Healthy Snacks
Replace the usual candy and snacks in the break room with healthy options like fruit, nuts, and granola bars. Encourage employees to snack mindfully and make healthier choices throughout the day.
Host a Health Fair
Partner with local health organizations and vendors to set up a health fair at your workplace. Offer free health screenings, fitness demos, and other educational resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Offer Incentives for Active Commuting
Kick off an active commuting program by rewarding employees who bike, walk, or run to work.
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*This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. For further information, please consult a medical professional.