Research has shown, the average American sits 13 hours per day, 80% of Americans sit all day at work, and 68% of those workers hate it. They want solutions and change.
We sleep all night. We roll out of bed to sit down to eat some breakfast. We sit in our car to drive to work. We sit at our desk. We sit to have some lunch. We sit as we drive home and eat dinner. Ah Yes, finally the day is winding down. We can finally sit down and relax. SIT….SIT….SIT! Sound familiar?
Americans sit too much. Research demonstrates that sitting and being sedentary shorten our lives by up to 8-10 years. Diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, cancer, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia and more are all related to being sedentary and prolonged sitting. It’s fair to say that if you sit all day it’s no longer a question of will I develop a diabetic condition but rather when will I develop a diabetic problem.
SITTING is the problem. Being SEDENTARY at work is the problem. Whether you are at a seated desk or standing desk, if you’re not moving and engaging muscle during the workday, your body is falling into the cascade to failed health. Even if you exercise before or after work, sitting all day it still profoundly impacts your health. The CDC estimates that the conditions brought on by prolonged sitting account for up to 75% of health care costs.
So, we SIT TOO MUCH! The solution in corporate wellness is clear and simple. GET UP! Move, use your muscles, challenge your body! It’s as simple as 90 seconds every hour right next to your desk. Fantastic team building and employee engagement rolled into a proactive wellness program. It’s at your fingertips.
The Well Fit Plus “Everybody Up” App is available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Corporate programs are available for ease of implementation and assistance getting your workforce started.
If your corporate wellness program does not include getting your employees out of their chairs and moving regularly, have you really addressed the problem? The Well Fit Plus App is your corporate wellness program rolled into one application on your mobile device.