K448

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Global Employee Health and Fitness Month in the State of New York

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Assembly Resolution No. 448

BY: M. of A. Joyner

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Global
Employee Health and Fitness Month in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
months which promote healthy living and exercise; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Global
Employee Health and Fitness Month in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of National Global Employee Health and
Fitness Month; and

WHEREAS, Global Employee Health and Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an
international observance of health and fitness in the workplace; the
goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to
employers and their employees through worksite health promotion
activities and environments; and

WHEREAS, The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
hopes that one day everyone will be physically active, and they will
live, work, and play in environments which facilitate regular physical
activity; and

WHEREAS, The CEO Pledge for physical activity is the Coalition's
global initiative to encourage every CEO to recognize physical activity
as an important driver of employee health and business performance; and

WHEREAS, The CEO Pledge is as follows: For the betterment of my
company, our employees, their families, and our community, I pledge to
improve employee health and wellness by providing opportunities and
resources for physical activity before, during or after the workday, and
to enhance my own health and wellness by engaging in regular physical
activity; and

WHEREAS, As providers of workplace wellness programs, employers have
a tremendous opportunity to help their employees see the value of
adopting healthier behaviors so they can live healthier lives; studies
of employee wellness programs consistently find that executive
leadership is critical to employee engagement; if employees believe
creating a culture of physical activity is an executive priority,
employees are more likely to be physically active; and

WHEREAS, There are many reasons to sign the CEO Pledge to make
physical activity a priority in your workplace: employees will be
healthier, employees will be happier and more engaged, your organization
will increase productivity, your organization will be better positioned
to recruit and retain top talent, and your organization will be publicly
recognized as a forward-thinking employer and thought leader; and

WHEREAS, During Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, CEOs are
encouraged to show support for workplace wellness and take the CEO
Pledge for Physical Activity; they can also encourage their organization
to create an active working environment and provide opportunities for
its employees to be active throughout the workday; and

WHEREAS, It is fitting to set aside months which encourage a healthy
lifestyle for people of all ages, and, in doing so, enhance the health
and welfare of the entire State of New York; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Global
Employee Health and Fitness Month in the State of New York; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

actions

  • 24 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 29 / May / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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Resolutions, Legislative

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