How has August already come and gone? September is right around the corner and that means fall is too. Hopefully your team has gotten back into the swing of things as summer has wrapped up all too quickly.

As fall approaches, we wanted to provide you and your team with plenty of healthy themes to tag along with the next couple of months! The list we compiled has a mixture of health awareness days and months, as well as national events that you can encourage your employees to take part in.

Being proactive in your worksite’s health is important and reaps many benefits, but that does not mean it has to be a heavy workload for you! You can easily attach your worksite wellness program to these awareness days, weeks, or months and encourage participation from your team. The hard work has already been done – just tag along and increase awareness right where you work!

September

Fruit and Veggies – More matters month

National Yoga Awareness Month

Whole Grains Month

Healthy Aging Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

Obesity Awareness Month

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 – 16: National Suicide Awareness Week

September 22: World Car-Free Day

September 24: Family Health and Fitness Day

September 27: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 29: World Heart Day

October

International Walk to School Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2: National Child Health Day

October 4: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 5: World Teacher’s Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 12: Child Health Day USA

October 16: World Food Day

October 16-20: National Health Education Week

 

Now we are not saying you have to try to use ALL of these themes, but there are plenty to choose from! Keep in mind who your employees are and what themes they would find important and get excited about. Build momentum around the themes you choose and include everyone – engagement is key! Have a happy and healthy fall season this year!