Optimum Clinical Research Celebrates National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day!
Salt Lake City, Utah (May 6th, 2015) — Optimum Clinical Research (OCR) is pleased to announce it is joining with the American Diabetes Association in celebrating National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day today. The engagement day focuses on encouraging everyone to limit the amount of time they spend sitting by making sure they get up and get moving at least every 90 minutes throughout the work day.
“On average, people spend five hours and 41 minutes of their day sitting at work,” said Dr. Jackson Rhudy, Medical Director, Optimum Clinical Research. “Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increase your risk of death from virtually all health problems so it’s important that we get up and move throughout the day. National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is the perfect way for [company name] to help encourage our employees to get moving for better health.”
To celebrate National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, OCR will be incorporating the local campaign "Walk up Wednesday" into our daily routine by using the stairs at least once per work day, taking a short walk break after lunch and utilizing standing desks.
Since inception, nearly 75 years ago, the American Diabetes Association has promoted the importance of healthy lifestyle choices as an important way to manage, prevent and control diabetes. Through National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, the Association calls on all Americans, including people with diabetes, to get up from their work chair. Whether it’s biking to work or taking a quick walk up the office stairs, it’s time to get active!
For a list of ways to get involved in this campaign and get moving visit the ADA website here .