We are on a mission to get Canadians up and moving. Unfortunately, most of our days are spent sitting at our desks or sitting in our cars, resulting in abysmally low physical activity levels. Research has revealed that this sedentary behavior is harmful to our health and lowers our productivity – To encourage Canadians to break up sedentary behaviour and fit physical activity into their long workdays, ParticipACTION presents Sneak It In Week.
Every April, Sneak It In Week encourages Canadians to take active breaks during their workdays and “sneak in” 10-minute increments of physical activity. Walk to lunch. Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break. Get your heart beating faster for 10 minutes and it really counts!
To help Canadians become more physically active throughout their workdays, ParticipACTION presents “Sneak It In Week”. It’s easy to participate. Wear sneakers to work. Walk to lunch. Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break. As long as your heart beats faster for 10 minutes, it really counts! You’ll see how easy it can be to fit in more activity during your workday. So get active and sneak it in. You’ll be rewarded with a longer, happier, more fulfilling life!
In Canadian workplaces, it’s normal to eat lunch at our desks and spend all day sitting in front of a computer. But these social norms are keeping us from living healthy lives. The average Canadian spends 36.6 hours a week at work—60 % of us spend the entire workday seated.
You need to increase the time spent in heart-pumping activity AND reduce the time you sit for your health and for productivity. Adults need 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity each week—and this can be done in bouts of as little as 10 minutes at a time.
So, sneak it in, and break up sitting time with regular bouts of exercise. ParticipACTION’s fifth annual Sneak It In Week (April 4 to 8, 2016) inspires Canadians to make small changes to their work routine and “sneak in” movement breaks throughout the day.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#sneakitin) and stay up to date on this year’s Sneak It In Week activities and contests
We invite you to participate in this fun and worthwhile initiative! Tools and resources are available on the website. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#sneakitin) and stay up to date on this year’s Sneak It In Week activities and contests!
Whether you’re promoting Sneaking It In Week or planning your own Sneak It In Week initiative at work (or both!) we’ve got the tools and resources to support you.
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