Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

June marks Employee Health and Fitness month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 90 percent of workers spend more than 40 hours per week at work, which makes the workplace a great place to target and change health behaviors. …

Written by NCHPAD

For most of us, the workplace is where we spend the majority of our waking hours. Over many decades, a growing mountain of evidence has shown that worksites that provide wellness programming for their employees enhance worker productivity, reduce health care costs, reduce absenteeism and increase employee knowledge about disease prevention.…

Written by Ayanna McKnight, Fellow at the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. 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.…

By IHRSA

 If there is a magic marketing scheme or program to induce greater levels of physical activity for all children and adolescents, it will likely be found in the same location as the fountain of youth.  More likely, we will increase physical activity levels through the convergence of several messages and signals about the importance of exercise. …

By ACSM

Smiles abound in the Midwest and throughout the country as things green up and warm up outdoors. Warm weather invites people to be more active, delighting in options that winter weather doesn’t afford. While playing and moving outside are enjoyable in themselves, recent research gives even more reasons. Here’s a glimpse of what participants learned from the many topics covered at the recent ACSM Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition.…