National Get Fit Don't Sit Day

National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day – May 1, 2019

The Blue and Gold are On the Move

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National Get Fit Don't Sit Day™
is an opportunity for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to increase awareness of the dangers of excessive sitting and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day—especially at work.

Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of health complications. The ADA recommends breaking up sitting time with three or more minutes of light physical activity—such as walking, leg extensions, or overhead arm stretches—every 30 minutes.

Here at Kent State University, we value the health of our faculty, staff and students and desire to provide opportunities to empower you with the resources you need to get moving-today and every day.

Join us as we get up and MOVE on May 1. The Employee Wellness Team and Recreational Services will host an Open Walk and Total Body Toning clinics as part of our commitment to Get Fit Don’t Sit Day. Details include: 

  • Open Walk: Grab your walking shoes, water bottle and a friend and come join us on the walking track behind DeWeese Health Center. The open walk hours will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us when you can for as long as you can during this time.
  • Poker Walks: Starting at 11:40 a.m. and running concurrently through 12:40 p.m. Jump in to see if you have the winning hand.
  • "Basic Strength Training" Stop: Join along with our favorite trainer, Beth Michel, who will lead you in a basic strength training session “at the track.”  Sessions will be at 12:10 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. All fitness levels welcome. Dress accordingly.
  • Snap some photos of you and your co-workers and send to You may also Tweet and use #HealthyKSU #Showusyourmove to show your Flash support for National Get Fit Don't Sit Day!

Registration is preferred so that in the event of adverse weather, we can notify registrants. Please click here to register

Note: All activities will take place at the track and field area behind DeWeese Health Center. In the case of adverse weather, all activities will take place at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the upper track during the same time.

Whether you are coming to stretch your legs, walk, run, or total body tone…let’s get on the move together for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on May 1!  All participants will receive a raffle ticket to enter into our prize drawings.

For questions related to health and wellness offerings for Kent State University faculty and staff, please contact Kim Hauge, director, Employee Wellness, at 330-672-7505 or