‘Get Fit Don’t Sit Day’ Is May 6th
ROSI is ‘all in’ for the upcoming National “Get Fit Don’t Sit” day on April 6th. The American Diabetes Association and ROSI are using this day to remind companies of the benefits of getting their employees standing and moving instead of sitting. According to the ADA, people spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting at work and according to the entire web, it’s killing us. Just ask the Mayo Clinic. They tout many studies proving that prolonged sitting (what we ALL do) is a cause of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and overall a shortened life expectancy. Not only that, but moving at work increases productivity and every business can get on board with that. How about decreases your insurance claims? That’s just another awesome side effect to getting employees moving.
Here are some suggestions to get you up and out of your seat on this day and every day.
- Stand while talking on the phone or eating lunch.
- If you work at a desk for long periods of time, try a standing desk — or improvise with a high table or counter.
- Walk laps with your colleagues rather than gathering in a conference room for meetings.
- Position your work surface above a treadmill — with a computer screen and keyboard on a stand or a specialized treadmill-ready vertical desk — so that you can be in motion throughout the day.
Here at ROSI Office Systems, we provide the tools for healthier work spaces. Our ‘work fit’ products include treadmill desks, adjustable height desks, and many ergonomic tools to make work better. If you are in the Houston area, stop by our showroom to try out a Lifespan TR1200-DT5. Be sure to “LIKE” us on Facebook, too. We’ll be giving away a Kangaroo Pro adjustable height desktop! We’ll also be tweeting and instagramming (rosi_office) our day using hashtag #getfitdontsit. We hope you will too! If your company wants to participate follow this ADA Get Fit Don’t Sit Day Tools link to get great tools to inspire your team.