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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bike to Work: Get Moving with Math!


Friday, May 15 is Bike to Work Day and across the country, workers are getting their bikes ready. Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event, celebrated each year on the third Friday in May.

Biking to work is a great way to save money and get fit at the same time!

Some communities are setting up pit stops with snacks and free T-shirts for participants.
In San Diego you can visit this website for more information and to get pit stop updates: www.icommuntesd.com

This website also provides bike maps from around San Diego county and lets you log your trips and calculate your savings.

A 2014 Kaiser Permanente study urges less sitting and  more moving. The study found that men who sit more than 5 hours outside of work develop heart failure at a rate 36% higher than those who keep moving. Even if you exercise every day, being a couch potato and sitting too much can increase your risk of heart failure.
Men who sit for more than 5 hours a day outside of work develop heart failure at a rate 36 percent higher than those who do not - See more at: http://partnersinhealth.kaiserpermanente.org/march-2014/national/sit-less-move-more-learn-why-nat-mar2014#sthash.HckmIzl6.dpuf
Men who sit for more than 5 hours a day outside of work develop heart failure at a rate 36 percent higher than those who do not - See more at: http://partnersinhealth.kaiserpermanente.org/march-2014/national/sit-less-move-more-learn-why-nat-mar2014#sthash.HckmIzl6.dpuf

Read more about the study's results at http://partnersinhealth.kaiserpermanente.org/march-2014/national/sit-less-move-more-learn-why-nat-mar2014

We can encourage our students to get up and move, too. Since 1983, May has been observed as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.Take a look at some ideas for movement, fitness and healthy eating at http://www.letsmove.gov/

Download a Teacher Toolkit and read more . . .

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