We know exercise is the best medicine. Sometimes the day can go by with very few steps taken. In an effort to challenge yourself to take more steps, we are offering everyone an opportunity to meet us at the sumit.
On Wednesday, March 18th (from 11 AM – 1 PM) climb to the top of the stairs in the patient tower to enter your name to win a water bottle from the Farm at St. Joes.
- Studies have found that people who spend more time each day watching television, sitting, or riding in cars have a greater chance of dying early than people who spend less time sitting.
- Researchers speculate that sitting for hours on end may change peoples’ metabolism in ways that promote obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. It is also possible that sitting is a marker for a broader sedentary lifestyle.
- In sum, a morning jog or brisk lunchtime walk brings many health benefits—but these may not entirely make up for a day spent in front of the computer or an evening in front of the television set. So as you plan your daily activity routine, remember that cutting down on “sit time” may be just as important as increasing “fit time.”