A recent Fortune article concluded with “too much sitting is the new smoking.” We’ve always known that exercise is good for your health, but we didn’t know until recently that too much sitting is actually bad for your health! In fact, the American Diabetes Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, limit the amount of time they spend sitting. Get up and get moving at least every 90 minutes.
For these reasons, we are reaching out to invite companies in the DFW area to participate in the American Diabetes Association’s first ever “National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day.” This mission engagement activity is designed to encourage people to move more throughout the day. The official day takes place annually on the first Wednesday in May – and our inaugural event will be on May 6, 2015.
On that day, participating companies and organizations nationwide, will celebrate Get Fit Don’t Sit Day by engaging their employees in fun, healthy activities that get people out of their chairs and moving more.
Access to e-turnkey materials enable you to engage your workforce in a day of fun movement that is right for the size and culture of your company. Suggested activities include, walking meetings, “lunch-ersise” activity, DIY desk exercises, internal competitions, etc.
What’s more, you can promote your participation in the day to your customers and other key influencers in your community and gain recognition as a company that cares about wellness.
Please go to www.wellnessliveshere.org to sign up to participate and get more information. Of course, should you have any questions please feel free to contact the ADA at 1-888-DIABETES.