The idea behind the day is for adults and children to get 30 minutes of exercise, as directed by the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. In doing so, one can improve their overall physical health and reduce their risk for serious health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
“The RRCA is excited to have so many great offices and schools involved in our RUN@WORK Day series of events”, said Jean Knaack, executive director of the RRCA. “Participation in the 8th Annual RUN@WORK Day and 2nd Annual RUN@School Day is an important step in raising awareness about the importance of daily physical activity. If adults can lead by example, if companies and schools can encourage healthy living, then together we can combat the inactivity crisis gripping our nation.”
There are a number of ideas floating around for how you can celebrate Run@Work Day. Whether you lace up your shoes over lunch with some coworkers or organize a "happy hour" run after work, it is a great way to bond with your colleagues and experience the benefits of exercise at the same time.
Share your Run@Work and Run@School day experiences on Twitter, by using the hashtag, #runatwork. For more information about the Road Runners Club of America and its programs, visit http://www.rrca.org.