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 download the ADA’s e-toolkit to 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.
To get started, download the free, easy-to-use e-toolkit, which provides a wealth of scalable ideas, tips, and activities to inspire you and your colleagues to get moving for better health.
The e-toolkit includes:
Fill out the form below to access the FREE Get Fit Don't Sit e-toolkit:
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