It’s Time to Give Employees a Health & Wellness Break. Let’s All Take a Recess on June 19th

For Immediate Release
Wolcott, CT June 2, 2008
Contact: Rich DiGirolamo 203.879.5970

It’s Time to Give Employees a Health & Wellness Break. Let’s All Take a Recess on June 19th

People perform better when they have a chance to burn off some energy. June 19th is an opportunity for workers to take a break and join in some energy burning by taking part in Recess At Work Day.

It has been proven that breaks are essential for satisfaction. But what does this mean to an employer? Well according to Rich DiGirolamo, Founder of Recess At Work Day, it’s simple……..Breaks lead to satisfaction; and satisfaction easily transfers to increase morale, reduced employee stress, more engaged and healthier employees; which ultimately has a positive impact on productivity, absenteeism and profits. Now in its 5th year; Recess At Work Day is the perfect complement to any Health and Wellness or Employee Engagement Initiative.

Having fun at work is more important than most employers realize. “When people are having fun at work, they get along much better” says Jason Kotecki, The Champion of Childhood. “Management issues are at a minimum, meaning more energy can be focused on opportunities for growth. Customers (and the company’s bottom line) will benefit from the spirit of fun emanating from the organization. Recess At Work Day is a great idea!”

So how did Recess At Work Day get started? Years ago DiGirolamo was part of a team that needed to reduce some stress and chaos during a data center conversion. Long hours, project setbacks, and negative reactions to change were just some of the challenges. To alleviate some the chaos, lunch got replaced with a short walk to Rye Playland (Rye, NY) and a couple of trips on the Dragon Coaster. Remembering the benefit of those breaks from the norm, DiGirolamo, now a professional speaker on employee matters, created this day as a complement to already existing employee wellness, morale and engagement initiatives. And as can be seen at the Recess At Work Day website – it has been a big hit with big and small companies alike.

Celebrating Recess At Work Day is simple says DiGirolamo. “There really are no rules. Just take a break from the daily work routine and engage in something fun. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time learning a foreign language with your peers. Engage in a fun communications activity. When was the last time your company did some volunteer or community work? These are some of the examples offered by DiGirolamo at the Recess At Work Day website. Keep it cheap or spend lots he says.

So only one question remains…….Is it Recess yet? Almost; June 19th is fast approaching.

For more information about Recess At Work Day, or to schedule an interview with Rich DiGirolamo, call 203.879.5970 or visit

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