It’s not just about adding jobs to the workforce, it’s about enabling a workforce to live better.
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The National Association for Health & Fitness, which is a part of the network of State and Governor’s Councils, has declared May, 2011 as National Employee Health & Fitness month. While the list of benefits for having healthy employees is endless, here are a few –
- Enhanced employee productivity
- Improved health care costs
- Decreased rates of illness and injuries
- Reduced employee absenteeism
- Increased employee leadership
- Improved positive work environment
Regardless of where your company is in terms of implementing workforce health initiatives, it’s time to double our efforts this May.
During National Employee Health & Fitness month, we have partnered up with the ACTIVE Life Foundation and the Texas Entrepreneurs Network to hold a competition to find Austin’s Fittest Entrepreneurs – Leading the Workforce Health Movement. These entrepreneurs are ones that both live a healthy & fit lifestyle, and more importantly, promote living a healthy and fit lifestyle at their organizations. Go to www.fittestentrepreneurs.org to learn more about the competition and how you can be a part, and be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!
While our first competition will be in Austin, we plan to hold more competitions throughout the year to highlight active companies, discover great ways to promote health in the workforce, and promote those entrepreneurs that are leading the workforce health movement!
We look forward to National Employee Health & Fitness Month and our inaugural Fittest Entrepreneurs Competition.
- The EvoTrain Team