Do something active this weekend at Dalplex – for FREE!
Dalhousie employees and their families are invited to enjoy Dalplex’s fitness and recreation facilities free of charge from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23. Simply show your Dalhousie employee ID at the Customer Service Desk and get moving!
Some conditions apply, click here for details: http://ow.ly/tI8ho
Think heading to the gym a few times a week makes up for the hours you spend sitting? ‘Fraid not.
Review the graphic at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/ for some sobering information.
Excerpt from Scientific American article: “Can Sitting Too Much Kill You?”:
Not surprisingly, they report that time spent sitting was associated with increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality (there was no association between sitting and deaths due to cancer). But what is fascinating is that the relationship between sitting time and mortality was independent of physical activity levels. In fact, individuals who sat the most were roughly 50% more likely to die during the follow-up period than individuals who sat the least, even after controlling for age, smoking, and physical activity levels. Further analyses suggested that the relationship between sitting time and mortality was also independent of body weight. This suggests that all things being equal (body weight, physical activity levels, smoking, alcohol intake, age, and sex) the person who sits more is at a higher risk of death than the person who sits less.
Full article at: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/01/06/can-sitting-too-much-kill-you/
The author of this article is Dalhousie’s very own Travis Saunders. Attend his “Is Sitting Killing You?” session on February 24th by registering at http://register-eod.dal.ca.
Hear from Pauseworks author, Patricia Katz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWq6cBsuZ2c
Great examples of things that are simple, but not easy.
February is Move More Month at Dalhousie. The following physical activity events have been organized for Dalhousie employees working at the Agricultural Campus.
Tuesday, February 11th – Zumba Party at 5:15PM
Thursday, February 19th – Burn Strength Circuit 5:15PM
Friday, February 28th - Burn Cardio Rush 12:00 Noon
Classes take place at the Langille Athletic Centre.
AC Move More Challenge:
The tradition of the Olympic torch relay began for the 1936 Games. In the decades since, the relay’s route has traveled near and far, high and low, transporting the Olympic flame from Athens to the upcoming competition’s host city. In September the Torch was picked up by Russian hockey superstar Alex Ovechkin in Athens, from there it will traverse more than 65,000km in the hands of more than 14,000 people. Final destination: Sochi home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
In the spirit of the Olympics our Move More Challenge to you is to work with colleagues to walk the distance of our own “Torch Relay” 6500km. It’s ”All for one and one for all!” Virtually walking together, your kilometers will count towards our common DAL AC Move More goal. Please register with Ashley Simms at Ashley.Simms@Dal.ca. If the campus meets the 6500km goal during the month of February, all registered participants will receive a free lunch!
February is Move More Month at Dalhousie and Dalplex wants to challenge you to do just that – get your body moving and be more physically active this month!
Take the Dalplex Move More Challenge – all you need to do is sign up on their website – http://bit.ly/1j3AbdR – and get moving! It’s that simple.
PLUS – the first 50 people to take the pledge will win a Dalplex ‘Move More’ t-shirt!
They are also offering Dal employees (part-time and full-time) an extra special Move More one-month membership at Dalplex or Sexton Gym – http://bit.ly/1e6W987
Individual faculty/staff Dalplex membership: $49*
Family faculty/staff Dalplex membership: $65*
Individual faculty/staff Sexton Gym membership: $20*
And don’t forget to enter our Move More Month contest!
Every time you come to Dalplex to exercise, you are eligible to get one ballot to enter in our Move More Month prize draw. The more times you visit Dalplex to exercise, the more chances to WIN! Simply ask for a ballot from the Customer Service Centre.
Are you ready to take the Dalplex Move More Challenge? Inquiries: http://dalplex.dal.ca, 494-3372
*memberships do not include hst