April is Move More Month, which promotes daily movement. Created by the American Heart Association, it encourages people to make every move count. Daily movement can add up to big improvements in physical and mental health and well-being.
The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans address the strong relationship between sitting time and the risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancers of the colon, endometrium, and lung. They also note its high prevalence in the U.S. population, with U.S. children and adults spending approximately 7.7 hours per day (55% of their waking time) sitting. Thus, the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines urge Americans not only to “move more,” but also to “sit less.”
Registered exercise professionals can help clients move more and sit less by:
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During Bone and Joint Week, we recognize the role registered exercise professionals play in helping clients of every age improve their bone and joint health.