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!
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
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!