National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is May 4th!

Get Up and Move!

Thank you for your interest in National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day!

On Wednesday, May 4, The American Diabetes Association host National Get Fit Don’t Sit DaySM. And we want you to join in the fun!

You may have always known that exercise is good for you, but it’s likely you didn’t know until recently that too much sitting is actually harmful for your health. That’s why the Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, limit the amount of time they spend sitting. In fact, we advise getting up and moving at least every 90 minutes.

Here at the American Diabetes Association, we value your health and want to empower you with the resources you need to get moving—today and every day.

For HR Personnel and Business Groups: Sign up for our Get Fit Don’t Sit Toolkit. Here you’ll find many creative ideas for your employees including resources and day of event activation.

For Corporate Communications: Share photos and videos of your organization in action!

  • Hashtag #GetFitDontSit, #GetFitNorthTexas
  • You can use the picture embedded in this email as a logo
  • Tag us here:

facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation

twitter.com/AmDiabetesAssn

instagram.com/amdiabetesassn

facebook.com/ADANorthTexas

 

For Churches, Parent’s Associations and Schools:

  • Have an organized walk, led by your executive health champion.
  • Have a walking scavenger hunt around your building or campus.
  • Have a Hula Hoop®-a-thon, plank- or squat-off, stair-climbing challenge or some other type of contest.
  • Create awareness of risks for prediabetes by watching sharing these PSAs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s020q-FE0H4
  • Share pics and videos using the information above!

 

There is one week left! For more information visit: www.wellnessliveshere.org or www.diabetes.org. Don’t hesitate to let us know you are up and about every 30 minutes.

I’m wearing my walking shoes….ARE YOU?

Building Better Companies, Organizations and Communities

Meet your Dallas/Ft. Worth Wellness Champions

Engaging people in healthy living and encouraging healthful habits is no easy task, but the rewards are great—happy and healthy workforces, memberships, and communities that are more productive and connected.

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That’s precisely why the American Diabetes Association launched Wellness Lives Here, an initiative designed to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. As part of that initiative, the Health Champion Designation recognizes companies, organizations and communities that make health and wellness a priority for their employees, members and community groups.

The following have met the designation’s healthy living criteria in three different areas: Nutrition and Weight Management, Physical Activity, and Organizational Well-Being and are officially recognized as Health Champions by the American Diabetes Association. Those that participate in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and/or Tour de Cure® receive the Health Champion Elite Designation.

Corporations

Methodist Health System – Elite

Roger’s-O’Brien Construction

Womack Machine Supply Co. – Elite

Quest Diagnostics

Prime Therapeutics- Irving  – Elite

Cinemark USA, Inc. – Elite

 

Organizations

Grand Prairie Independent School District

American Diabetes Association – North Texas – Elite

 

To sign your company or organization up for our Wellness Lives Here program, visit

http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/wellness-lives-here/health-champions/benefits.html

A Step Ahead: Alien Invasion

Don’t fight the force. Accept the challenge!

Methodist Health System is offering a unique opportunity to wellness leaders in our community and their employees to increase their activity, as well as build and reinforce healthy habits. We know that staying physically active is a big part of health, and by bringing innovative and fun ways to do so supports our mission to improve and save lives.

Join us July 30, August 3, or August 6 for a Webinar to learn more about A Step Ahead: Alien Invasion, a FREE 6-week challenge in which corporate teams will race by steps and daily activities from planet to planet as the Aliens chase close behind.

You may have tried a corporate pedometer program before, but you’ve never tried anything like this! A Step Ahead: Alien Invasion is an interactive game played through your smart phone or computer that gives employees a fun theme throughout the activity-based challenge. Attached are details about how you can save the human race.

Spaces are limited, so sign up today!Alien_Image_123RF_15743664
Company Reservations are due by August 12
Participant Registration opens August 17, 2015
Challenge begins September 14, 2015

Join A Step Ahead: Alien Invasion to save the human race. Register for the introductory webinar here.