Walking While Working

Instead of sitting at a desk, employees walk on the job.

Many people in the US spend more than 8 hours a day sitting and recent studies show just how unhealthy that can be. Now some companies are encouraging workers to get out from behind the desk.

Kaiser Permanente's Center for Total Health  has an indoor track for employees and even encourages them to conduct business meetings while walking.

Marketing and Communications manager Jessica Tunon  says, "we chat for about 20 to 30 minutes, do some brainstorming." 

Doctor Ted Eytan says there are physical and cognitive benefits to staying active and sitting less. "There's a lot of studies now about your brain, your brain functions better," Dr. Eytan adds.

Experts say, walking meetings are best for small groups. Also, make sure they're scheduled in advance so everyone knows to wear comfortable shoes.

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