In observance of Employee Health & Fitness Month during May, MUSC Employee Wellness will challenge employees to create Healthy Moments, form Healthy Groups and commit to wellness at work.
Healthy Moments are short-term changes in eating, physical activity or personal and environmental health that add up through time, occur daily, even multiple times a day and are created by individuals and groups.
Healthy Groups are small groups of employees who gather to participate in an activity intended to create a sustainable activity continuing even beyond the month. Participants will be able to log these activities on the Employee Health & Fitness Month (EHFM) website throughout the month, providing a way to track, share and promote individual and group activities.
The EHFM held each year in May is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace, created by two non-profit organizations, the National Association for Health and Fitness and ACTIVE Life. Its goal is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments. Formerly National Employee Health & Fitness Day, EHFM has been extended to a month-long initiative in an effort to generate sustainability for a healthy lifestyle and initiate healthy activities on an ongoing basis.
More information will be available via broadcast messages and on MUSC Employee Wellness Facebook.
Employee Wellness events
Fitness Series: A free Pilates class will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., May 10 at the wellness center. Participants will receive a free one-day pass to the wellness center. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worksite screening: The next screening will be held May 25 in Room 125, Gazes Building. The screening is $15 with the State Health Plan and $42 without. Register at http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/ health1st.
Farmers market May schedule: Horseshoe: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., May 3 and May 27; Charleston Memorial: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. every Friday beginning May 6; Harborview Office Tower: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. every Friday, beginning May 13.
Like the MUSC Employee Wellness Facebook page and keep up with all the wellness events at MUSC. Contact Susan Johnson at johnsusa@muscedu.