Saturday, May 7 is International Pilates Day when we celebrate the brilliance of the Joseph Pilates method that empowers us to live a healthy, active life.
This year, Core Pilates Brisbane invites you to join in a FREE workshop as part of the “Move More, Sit Less” initiative of the Bluearth Foundation. Held at our Spring Hill studio from 12 – 1.30pm, we’ll be helping our community become more active. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with Mum this Mother’s Day weekend, so bring the family…everyone is welcome!
Register your interest in our Pilates Day workshop by emailing [email protected].
The Move More Sit Less campaign aims to address the serious health dangers associated with our increasingly sedentary lives. It strives to encourage all Australians to stand up, step away from their screens and embrace the joy and benefits of an active life.
Wendy Gillett, Bluearth CEO, said the average Australian now sits for more than nine hours a day. “Office workers will spend 80,000 hours of their life sitting. This is not what our bodies are designed to do! We are built for motion, not for stillness,” she said.
“We need to get the message out there that spending large parts of our day sitting and not moving places our health and lives at serious risk. We want everyone to Move More, Sit Less for a better quality of life. It’s that simple,” she said.
The statistics make for sobering reading:
- Over time, sitting for more than 6 hours a day reduces life expectancy by 40% for women and 20% for men
- Two thirds of Australian children do not meet the national daily physical activity guidelines
- Less than a third of children meet the recommended guidelines of no more than two hours of screen-based entertainment every day
- Nearly 70%, or 12 million Australian adults are either sedentary or have low levels of physical activity
Visit the Move More, Sit Less interactive website for more information and ideas on how you can move more…starting with our workshop on Saturday!