Tomorrow is the second annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day. This national wellness day is organized by the American Diabetes Association. The ADA is committed to advancing the prevention, research, and treatment of diabetes and is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations. I volunteered for the ADA’s annual cycling event, Tour de Cure, for a number of years – so the the ADA is very near and dear to my heart!
On the National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, the ADA encourages everyone to get up and move at least once every 90 minutes throughout the work day. By getting up and moving each hour, it limits the amount of time you spend sitting down. If you are looking for some creative ways to move, I came across a funny article discussing the ways to stay active during the workday. As a joke, you could:
- Walk to the bathroom. Then awkwardly blow your nose if someone is in there. Repeat five times.
- Print one sheet of paper from various printers around the office. Repeat 25 times.
- See how many laps it takes to walk around the office until the receptionist calls security.
- Walk outside pretending you forgot something in your car. Come back inside, admitting you didn’t drive to work today. Repeat 10 times.
I hope you enjoyed these fun ways to stay active! However, with all sincerity, research has shown that changing our sedentary habits is one of the most effective ways to prevent type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. My passion is coaching individuals and groups to get moving and become healthier. If you would like to make some healthier choices or become more active, contact me at Liz@ForeverYoungCoachingLLC.com, or check out ForeverYoungCoachingLLC.com.