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May 17: National Employee Health & Fitness Day


National Employee Health & Fitness Day is a national health promotion observance sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). Workplace health and fitness promotion programs are win-win propositions, and we're all about that:

Win for Employees:
  • Improved health and fitness
  • potential weight reduction
  • decreased stress
  • increased stamina
  • improved self-esteem and sense of well-being
Win for Employers:
  • Decreased lost time due to absence or illness
  • decreased health care costs for work-related and non work-related injuries
  • enhanced employee productivity
  • enhanced employee job satisfaction and problem solving skills
Other snippets of related news & ideas:
  1. The British Journal of Sports Medicine reports that a "walk and work" computer station on a treadmill helps workers lose up to 60 lbs. (30 kg) per year.
  2. As little as 10-15 minutes of daily exercise promotes heart health
  3. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the workplace as a priority setting for health promotion in the 21st century
Thank you, *clairity* for use of photo Lunch on the Boston Common.
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