Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN) is joining with the American Diabetes Association® in celebrating National Get Fit Don’t Sit DaySM today. On this Wellness Day, the Association encourages everyone to limit the amount of time they spend sitting by making sure they get up and moving at least once every 90 minutes throughout the work day.
“On average, people spend five hours and 41 minutes of their day sitting at work,” said Michael Hernandez, BCHN's program manager for the Bronx REACH CHAMPS coalition. “Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk for many health problems, so it’s important that we get up and move during the day. National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is the perfect way for BCHN to encourage our office and all of the Bronx to get moving for better health.”
To celebrate National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, BCHN will promote the event to its employees and on social media throughout the day.
National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is part of Wellness Lives HereSM, an American Diabetes Association initiative designed to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. To learn more, visit wellnessliveshere.org.