Being sedentary has been associated with several negative healthy outcomes. Now there is a potential link to cancer mortality.
In a study of 8,002 adults, studied over five years, found 268 participants were independently associated with cancer mortality. Participants wore a hip-mounted accelerometer to measure activity for seven days. Replacing 30 minutes of sitting with 30-minutes of light activity resulted in 8% lower risk of cancer mortality. A 30–minute moderate amount of activity resulted in 31% lower risk of cancer mortality.
The message continues, get up and move for better health!
Just put it down and walk away. Discover the joy of life without looking at digital entertainment. From April 30-May6, 2018, unplug with Screen-Free Week. Just think of the possibilities from playing, reading, daydreaming, exploring, and hanging out with family and friends!
Why celebrate this concept? It is evident that digital entertainment is dominating kids lives. Too much screen time is linked to poor school performance, obesity, and attention difficulties.
To help you plan screen-free events, there are handouts in English and Spanish available at www.screenfree.org/ under the “Essential Handouts” tab. There are also ideas to keep this going beyond Screen-Free Week under the “Additional Resources” tab.
While this event is targeted to children, adults can benefit from putting down the screen and enjoying some time with family and friends.
The weather will improve, I just know it! To help you get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans and other partners have collaborated to promote healthy living in a variety of ways.
GetOutdoorsKansas is available to help you plan your activities. It encourages healthy, active outdoor lifestyles; conservation, awareness and respect; natural resources stewardship; and recreation participation.
Learn more at www.getoutdoorskansas.org/, follow them on Facebook, and download the app to your phone to plan activities on the go.