Lunch & Learn Series

Join us for the next Lunch & Learn Event


Sitting is the New Smoking

Friday, August 23, 2019

12 - 1 p.m.

Coffey County Hospital Allen Woods II Conference Room

Seating is limited. Pre-register by calling

(620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174 or CLICK HERE .

     Sitting all day might be harming you. Despite the link between prolonged sitting and a range of chronic health conditions, more than 80 percent of adults fail to meet the guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

     Coffey County Wellness Coordinator Lindsay Beyer will discuss the dangers of excessive sitting at the next installment of Coffey Health System Lunch & Learn series on August 23.

     “It is estimated that within five years excessive sitting will surpass smoking as the number one health risk factor,” Beyer said.  

     The physical dangers of excessive sitting include increased risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, musculoskeletal problems, and more.

     When you sit, you use less energy than when you stand or move. A sedentary lifestyle can also have a negative impact on mental well-being. The lack of physical activity can lead to a mental health disorder such as depression.

     Join us to learn tips for adding movement into your day. The noon presentation on August 23 takes place in Coffey County Hospital’s conference room. Attendance and lunch are free. Seating is limited, so register today by calling Virginia DuBuke at (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174. Evening callers may leave a voicemail including their name, telephone and the number of people wanting to attend. Reservations are also taken online at


The Lunch & Learn program is a community service of Coffey Health System.