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Staying Active Even When at Work or School

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National Physical Activity Advocate, Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nausler, appeared on the Valley Today this morning to promote health and well being at home, work or school.

Dr. Owens-Nausler, notes that sitting for just six hours a day can actually take four to six years away from your life. Stressing that physical activity in work or school also helps stimulate the brain, meaning better test scores and better productivity for students and employees who get up and move around about every 11-15 minutes.

Dr. Owens-Nausler, recommends parking your car farthest from the door and standing up to do some step exercises while on the phone, Both can add extra activity to your day and help you perform better.

Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nausler, will be speaking more on this topic today at two free workshops.

For the corporate and work place seminar: Otter Tail Power Company Community Room, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN at 10, 11, and 1

For the whole family: Fargo Public Library, downtown branch, 102 3rd Street North
Fargo, ND at 7:00PM

From Clay County Public Health:

Owens-Nausler will offer healthy and active ideas for home, worksites and schools.  From Lincoln, Nebraska. 

She is a popular health and fitness motivational speaker and has appeared publicly for more than 40 years on these topics. Combining health and humor, she gives practical ideas in a fun, high energy style.

Topics she will address include: basic ingredients for healthier and more active communities; how to get school-age children moving; and brain breaks for sedentary offices, homes and schools.

As one of the country's most vocal personalities on the issues of physical activity, her thousands of speaking engagements have included keynote presentations for the National Youth Fitness Summit, Action for Healthy Kids Conferences, and American Association for School Administrators. She has presided over numerous health and physical education professional education associations.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by PartnerSHIP 4 Health, the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties. 

SHIP is an integral part of Minnesota's nation-leading 2008 health reform law that strives to help Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity.

This event is among a continuing series of Join the Movement events.  Join The Movement, a collaboration of the Cass Clay Healthy People Initiative, Active In Moorhead, Fargo-Cass Public Health and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, promotes healthy eating and active living in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. 

The community is invited to Join The Movement and be part of an informed, engaged community of wellness orientated people.


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