Walk at Your Next Meeting

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Americans sit for an average of 9.3 hours a day. And a slew of studies have shown just how unhealthy that is, linking it to heart disease, obesity, and cancer. So next time you need to meet with a colleague, don’t book a conference room. Take a walk. Aside from the much-needed exercise, there are numerous benefits:

  • Having a common goal. There’s something about being side-by-side that puts the problem or ideas before you and allows you to work on them together. You may even be able to listen better when you’re walking next to someone rather than sitting across a table.
  • Increased focus. The simple act of moving means your mobile device is more likely to stay put away and you can give your undivided attention.

Not everyone will take you up on this offer, but even if you make just a few of these kinds of appointments a week, you — and your body — will be better off.

Adapted from “Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation” by Nilofer Merchant.

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I read this article with a lot of interest because I am currently reading a very interesting book on Goodreads called THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORKS by Vivek Sood which argues similar points in a much more forceful and coherent manner. I think that having been read to every night and being explained some of the words and their techniques of why they are the way they are, helped plow my way in favor of learning to reading,, So I will encourage the journalist to talk to the author of the above book to get deeper insights into the material he is covering. <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17727283-the-5-star-business-network">THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORKS </a>