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Workplace wellness programs work (Medline Plus)
Small Steps Change of the Month
Empty calories are found in foods that are high in solid fat and added sugars, such as soda, cookies, candy and chips. A small amount of empty calories is okay, but most people eat far more than recommended. Limit your daily empty calories to stay healthier.
Cardio kickboxing is a high intensity aerobic activity, typically involving a combination of martial arts and dancing. Kicks, punches, jumps and blocks are performed free of equipment. Movements are typically geared toward upper body conditioning, lower body conditioning, or a combination of both.
A kickboxing session can burn upwards of 600+ calories per class, depending on intensity, length of class and body weight of participant. As with many fitness classes, a 5-10 minute warm up and cool down may be incorporated into the class. Kickboxing can be done on your own or by following video routines. It is a great aerobic and endurance exercise and offers many health benefits. See a kickboxing demonstration.
CDC recently released a new resource to help worksites increase physical activity among employees. The new tool, Steps to Wellness – A Guide to Implementing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in the Workplace, provides employers interested in establishing or expanding their wellness programs with easy and understandable steps on how to increase the physical activity of employees in the workplace. Learn more about Steps to Wellness.
WorkWell Summit Materials
Thank you for making the 2013 Sioux Falls WorkWell Summit a success! Over 175 business representatives were in attendance. Presentations are now available to view and/or download at goodandhealthySD.org/workwellsummit/.
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