Diabetes Forecast

Walking Meetings at Work Help Employees Increase Activity

By Miriam E. Tucker , , ,

Instead of meeting around a conference table in a stuffy boardroom, gather your colleagues and go for a walk. That’s what some employees from a large Florida university did. They put on comfy shoes and met weekly while walking outdoors for 30 to 40 minutes. Afterward, they sat down for a wrap-up. Overall, the workers’ average amount of moderate to vigorous activity increased from 107 to 117 minutes within a couple weeks. Most of the workers were enthusiastic about the switch from sitting to walking.
Source: Preventing Chronic Disease, published online June 23, 2016



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