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Posted in April 2021

Sitting is The New Smoking

By Jennifer Verstreken on April 12, 2021
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We sit. A lot. We sit on the bus; we sit to watch TV; we sit on the stoop and talk to our neighbors; we sit to take a phone call; we sit at our home office desks. In fact, it is estimated that Americans spend more than half of the walking day sitting.

Dr. Levin, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, coined the phrase, "sitting is the new smoking," as a growing body of evidence demonstrates sitting increases the risks of obesity, back and neck pain, blood clots, depression, heard disease and…

Healthy Living Challenge Resources

By Megan Delano on April 1, 2021
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Often times the warmer weather of Spring brings on an increase in motivation and an interest in kicking those old bad habits. For the month of April, Bay State College is competing in a walking competition: 10,000 steps per day for 4 days per week. Registration is still open! You can register by clicking here. Is walking not your thing? There are plenty of other ways to burn calories and get your body moving after a long year of quarantine.

Below are a series of apps, websites, and subscriptions…