Global Employee Health & Fitness Month: A Healthy Workforce is a More Productive Workforce

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month (GEHFM), is an international observance, held every May, that “promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through workforce health promotion activities and environments.” Its mission is to make “healthy the norm.”

Employers are encouraged to challenge their employees during this month to health and fitness projects. They may do so on their own or they can sign up for various activities at Wellness programs at work are beneficial for many reasons such as building trust, caring, and a responsiveness to individual challenges.

There are even greater benefits to the company when they have a healthy workforce. The organizers of GEHFM site the following:

  • 27% reduction in sick leave absenteeism.
  • 26% reduction in healthcare costs.
  • 32% reduction in worker’s compensation and disability management costs.
  • $5.81 to $1.00 ROI ratio.

Before you begin any exercise regimen, it is always advisable to consult your healthcare provider. To schedule an appointment at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.