March 16: Campaign to Get Office Workers Moving Is Launched

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The government announced the launch of Sit Kicker, a nationwide initiative focused on encouraging office workers to reduce sedentary behaviour and “kick the sit” out of their work habits. Sit Kicker will encourage workers to participate in a four-week challenge to interrupt sitting every half hour and stand more often. Participating workplaces will get a toolkit that includes portable stand-up desks for use with laptops, tablets, phones or other office devices, an app that enables workers to track their standing time, as well as posters, stickers and other workplace supports.