Fitness Demonstration at Santa Fe Gym, Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fitness Demonstration at Santa Fe Gym, Wednesday, September 21, 2016

fitness walkTake a WELLNESS break, walk over to the gym & join Coach Stebbins and the Santa Fe Women’s Basketball Team on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. for a demonstration of everyday moves that will promote core strength and help to prevent injury. This wellness initiative is a college sponsored event offered during traditional working hours therefore participation in this activity is considered compensatory time and requires supervisory approval.

Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The impact of movement, even leisurely movement, can be profound. For starters, you’ll burn more calories. This might lead to weight loss and increased energy. Even better, the muscle activity needed for standing and other movement seems to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars within the body. When you sit, these processes stall, and your health risks increase. When you’re standing or actively moving, you kick the processes back into action.