National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day

by | May 3, 2018

Northeast Foot and Ankle joined the American Diabetes Association’s third annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day!

Held the first Wednesday of May each year, National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day™ is an opportunity for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to increase awareness of the dangers of excessive sitting and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day—especially at work.

Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of health complications. The ADA recommends breaking up sitting time with three or more minutes of light physical activity—such as walking, leg extensions, or overhead arm stretches—every 30 minutes.

Each year, thousands of businesses and organizations participate in National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, and take steps to support the health of their employees and members through organized walks, movement break stations, yoga classes, and more. We hope you’ll participate in this year’s National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on May 2, 2018.

Here are some additional resources from the ADA:

8 Ways to Be More Active During the Workday

Desk Moves Handout

Nashua Team

Walked at Mine Falls Park which is one of the most enjoyed recreation areas in Nashua. The 325-acre park,  with 9.7 miles of trail which include forest, wetlands, and open fields; it is bordered on the north by the Nashua River and on the south by the Millpond and canal system.

What We’re About!

MEETUP.COM > Public Group “Walk With Us”

All ages and fitness levels are WELCOME. Meet new people, have fun, get healthy and get outside! We primarily offer lunch time & afternoon walks in the greater Portsmouth area. Our group is sponsored by the podiatrists at Northeast Foot and Ankle. Click Here For More Info or to Join (free to join and walk!).

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