We partnered with South College Avenue’s buddies, the Delaware 87ers, for the inaugural NBA D-League Fit Week. Whether you want to run full-court or simply be more active, our Danielle Kirkman (Kinesiology and Applied Physiology) has fitness tips to get you moving.

  1. Moving around leads to a longer life! Even for people who exercise regularly, swapping even ten minutes of sedentary time with some sort of light activity or movement daily is linked with reduced mortality.
  2. Forty-five to ninety minutes of aerobic moderate to vigorous exercise curbs your hunger and is more effective than food restriction in helping to limit your daily calorie consumption.
  3. Sitting is the new smoking. Spend less time sitting at your desk job. Light activity breaks introduced hourly during sitting reduces resting blood pressure, improves the function of the blood vessels in your lower limbs and improves glucose and insulin response after eating.
  4. For individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, ten minutes bursts of high intensity exercise done three times per day, five days per week is more effective than sustained low intensity exercise for cholesterol, blood glucose and weight control.
  5. Exercising in temperate conditions? Taking a hot bath (104 °F) after exercise reduces resting body temperature and improves exercise performance in the heat.

Join us on Friday at 7 p.m. when the Sevens take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at the Bob Carpenter Center.

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