Saturday, May 4, 2013

Recess – why did they stop them?




By Terry Orr

Remember in elementary school we had recess twice a day – to go outdoors, run around, get some fresh air and exercise our bodies for 15 or 20 minutes?  Seems to me all these years later that we should have continued having recess throughout our educational and work years. Remember The 4 ‘R’s: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic and recess!


The world celebrates “Global Employee Health and Fitness Month” each May.


What is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month?

Created by the National Association for Health & Fitness (NAHF) and ACTIVE Life, Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is a national and international invitation to workplace wellness. 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. GEHMF is held during the month of May every year. Throughout GEHFM employers will challenge their employees to create Healthy Moments, form Healthy Groups, and develop a Culminating Project. Participants will be able to log these activities on the GEHFM website throughout the month, allowing employers and employees to track, share, and promote their individual and group activities. (Source: healthandfitnessmonth.com)


It is my belief that our work place needs to take a proactive, leadership role in encouraging all employees to participate regular health and fitness programs.

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