Sneak It In Week

Every April, Sneak It In Week encourages Canadians to take active breaks during their workdays and “sneak in” 10-minute increments of physical activity. Walk to lunch. Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break. Get your heart beating faster for 10 minutes and it really counts!

two men biking on urban street

Beware the Office Chair

To encourage Canadians to break up sedentary behaviour and fit physical activity into their long workdays, ParticipACTION presents Sneak It In Week. 

In Canadian workplaces, it’s normal to eat lunch at our desks and spend all day sitting in front of a computer. But these social norms are keeping us from living healthy lives.  The average Canadian spends 36.6 hours a week at work—60 % of us spend the entire workday seated.  

You need to increase the time spent in heart-pumping activity AND reduce the time you sit for your health and for productivity. Adults need 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity each week—and this can be done in bouts of as little as 10 minutes at a time.

So, sneak it in, and break up sitting time with regular bouts of exercise.  ParticipACTION’s fifth annual Sneak It In Week (April 4 to 8) inspires Canadians to make small changes to their work routine and “sneak in” movement breaks throughout the day. 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter  (#sneakitin) and stay up to date on this year’s Sneak It In Week activities and contests

The following campaign tools and resources are available for you to use in presentations, on websites and shared through social media in support of Sneak It In Week.