The couch may be comfy, but spending too much time sitting is bad for your health. Time to Stand Up & Move More!
Research shows that excessive sedentary behavior (or 'sitting time') has been linked to serious health consequences. In fact, too much sitting time is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day! The Stand Up & Move More program (also known as Stand Up) gives you strategies to do just that - stand up and move more!
The program is designed specifically for older adults who sit more than six hours per day. You'll learn in a group with your peers and help each other identify strategies to stand up more often and for longer periods of time throughout the day. Stand Up has been researched and proven to reduce sitting time by 68 minutes per day.
Stand Up & Move More (Stand Up) is an evidence-based program designed to help older adults reduce sitting time by standing up and moving more. The program meets once per week for two hours for four weeks, followed by a Booster Session at Week 8.
Sessions take place in a group setting where participants identify barriers to standing more and discuss strategies to increase their standing time. Based on a researched and tested program, Stand Up is shown to:
- Reduce sedentary behavior by 68 mins/day
- Reduce problems performing daily activities
- Reduce pain interference and intensity
- Improve functional performance
- Improve vitality
- Improve general overall health