Is Sitting the New Smoking? [38.11]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

   Tom Kostohryz, Wellness Consultant, Live Healthy Appalachia

Track: Health and Wellness
Secondary Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

More than half of the average person’s waking hours in our society are spent sitting. New studies show that sitting time is associated with a higher risk of all causes of mortality including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The presenter discusses the similarities of the risk of smoking verses those of sitting. Any extended sitting- sitting behind a desk, behind a wheel, or in front of a screen can be harmful to our health.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the similarities and differences of health risks associated with sitting and smoking.
2. Explain the negative health effects of prolonged sitting as demonstrated in several peer reviewed scientific and medical journals.
3. List the ways to overcome the negative effects of prolonged sitting.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Stretching excersizes
Sitting visual
6 simple exercises for work
5 Ways to move more at work

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