Monthly Archives: April 2016

Celebrate Worldwide Stand Up Days!

Several years ago, most of us weren’t aware of the dangers of sedentary lifestyles and prolonged sitting. Today, we know that many people – especially office workers – sit almost 10 hours a day, which is too much. Regular low-level movement is healthier, so switch from sitting to standing every 30 minutes or so.

To remind us to sit less and move more, engage with one of these upcoming stand up awareness days:

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On Your Feet America – April 29, 2016. To learn more, visit their website, follow @getUSAstanding, share #SitLess #MoveMore #OYF16. (Organizers: Get America Standing and Active Working.)

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On Your Feet Britain – April 29, 2016. To learn more, visit their website, follow @getGBstanding, share #SitLess #MoveMore #OYF16. (Organizers: Get Britain Standing and Active Working.)

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On Your Feet Canada – April 29, 2016. To learn more, visit their website, on Twitter follow
@getCDAstanding, share #SitLess #MoveMore #OYF16. (Organizers: Get Canada Standing and Active Working.)

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Get Fit, Don’t Sit – May 4, 2016. To learn more, visit their website, follow @AmDiabetesAssn, share #GetFitDontSit #StopDiabetes. (Organizer: American Diabetes Association.)

Join us in making some simple changes so that you spend more time up off of that chair – at work and at home!

Happy Earth Day!

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Join OmniMount in celebrating Earth Day today, and every day! The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans and helped launch the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world!

As an environmentally responsible company, we’re doing our part to protect the planet by reducing, reusing, and recycling. For example, our reliable PLAY25 will perform with the same ease in its 7500th motion adjustment as in its first. Plus, open-architecture design makes it easier to upgrade hardware without replacing the mount.

The theme this year is Trees for the Earth, because combating deforestation is one of the easiest ways protect our air and water. Check out this map to find tree planting and other green events in your area.

Join the conversation, using hashtag #EarthDay2016.

 

Reduce your risk of developing prediabetes

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Our friends over that the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are issuing a “wake up call” about the risk of type 2 diabetes. What can you do? Participate in the ADA’s prediabetes awareness campaign, then help spread the word about this critical issue to your friends, family, or neighbors.

Here are three easy ways to get involved:

  1. Talk about it. The ADA has a suite of online tools to help thoroughly educate you or someone you love. It takes less than a minute to find out if you have prediabetes, visit DoIHavePrediabetes.org to know where you stand. You can even text RISKTEST to 97779 to take the short test over the phone or via mobile device. According to the ADA, diagnosis is key, and research backs up that once people are aware of their condition, they are much more likely to make the necessary lifestyle changes.
  2. Take steps to make a positive change in your life. Cut back on sugar and carbs. Increase your daily activity level. Sit less. Stand more. Just move! The campaign features lifestyle tips and links from the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. You may also want to consider a new app from Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in Australia, Rise & Recharge.
  3. Support the campaign. Share your favorite prediabetes prevention tools and ideas with co-workers, your community or social networks:
  • Check out the ADA’s public service announcements prediabetes at PSACentral.org.
  • Explore their fabulous Prediabetes Social Toolkit or link to the DoIHavePrediabetes.org site (hashtags include #NoOneIsExcused from #prediabetes).
  • Tack up posters and risk-test flyers on public bulletin boards located where many people gather.

However you choose to engage, do engage. If it doesn’t necessarily impact your life directly, remember, more that 86 million people in America alone have prediabetes. Your voice counts.