Editor's note: Healthy YOU Vending, a vending machine supplier, provides resources for employers and employees to engage in Global Employee Health and Fitness Month. With the better-for-you trend sweeping the nation, this may be an endeavor to consider.
SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) MAY 20, 2020 / Global Employee Health and Fitness Month (GEHFM) is observed every May throughout the world to raise awareness of and promote health and fitness in the workplace. Employers and employees everywhere are encouraged to show their commitment to healthy living by participating in GEHFM.
Since the founding of the initiative in 1989 by the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF), there has been increasing evidence of the value of investing in employee health. Employers realize that investing in workplace wellness programs is essential to managing health care costs, improving productivity and boosting employee morale. Indeed, it’s a critical component of any organization’s human capital management.
Employers and employees can sign up to participate in this year’s GEHFM by visiting the program’s website. Participants are asked to prepare a healthy meal, organize walks and bike rides or get involved with a clean-up day in their community. And these workplace initiatives shouldn’t be exclusive to the month of May. Rather, people are asked to carry the healthy habits gained during the month throughout their lives.
According to the website, 28,575 people across 6,621 companies and organizations have participated in GEHFM. Along with a commitment to exercise and eat right, participants are asked to get involved on the initiative’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to show their progress and encourage others to take action.
Anyone, regardless of participation in the event, can get resources on the GEHFM website to help them live healthier lives. Available information includes resources to get enough sleep, ways to improve overall health, tips for exercising and more.
Healthy YOU Vending helps provide convenient access to wholesome snacks, drinks and entrées. And there has never been a more important time than now to offer healthy choices to busy employees. During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, having convenient access to healthy options in the workplace can keep employees safe and productive.
“Healthy eating is such an important part of living a wholesome lifestyle,” said Healthy YOU Vending’s Director of Operator Services, Jill Navidomskis. “We’re happy to be a part of providing healthy options that are convenient, safe and sought after in this increasingly health-conscious world. And some of our operators are now offering those essential pieces of PPE to navigate our ‘new normal’ such as face masks, hand sanitizer and gloves in their machines.”
Healthy YOU Vending is the world leader in the healthy vending industry. With corporate offices in Kaysville, Utah, the Healthy YOU Vending team is dedicated to making healthier snacks, drinks and food products more accessible to people across North America. All company vending equipment is privately manufactured in the United States at a state-of-the-art facility. Owner/Operator opportunities for serious-minded and health-conscious entrepreneurs are currently available in most states.