If so, maybe you should re-think your day – that is, if you’ve heard the latest research hitting the airwaves today on why sitting is allegedly bad for your health. We thought that this might present a good opportunity to remind our readers to get up and get moving! Makes sense that First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign is called “Let’s Move!” , right?
But in all seriousness, we know it can be pretty easy to fall into the trap of sitting at our desks all day long, staring at our computers. But even if you have a sedentary job, you can find ways to move around. Cut down on e-mail and (gasp!) walk those few steps to have face-to-face conversations with your co-workers. Use the stairs in your building rather than the elevator. Take time to rest your eyes and to stretch your body by doing a little in-office yoga. Or, now that the weather is warming up, get outside at lunch and take a power-walk. Every step counts.
Science has shown that the benefits of physical activity are both mental and physical. Our industry has long supported physical activity initiatives in communities across the country. We know that the “calories out” component of living a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle is critically important. And we also recognize that, so, too, is the “calories in” part of the equation. That’s why we’re delivering for consumers by providing more no- and low-calorie and smaller-portion beverage options. We’re also placing clear calorie information on the front of every bottle, can and pack we produce so consumers can make the choice that’s best for them and their families.