Smart Woman: Walking Meetings

Published 05/07 2014 10:53PM

Updated 05/07 2014 10:59PM

This is no casual stroll…

Marketing and communications manager Jessica Tunon  is holding a walking meeting with her colleagues in Arlington Virginia,
where they chat for about 20 to 30 minutes, and do some brainstorming.

Research finds sitting for long periods can lead to obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

 So more and more companies are encouraging office workers to get out of their seats,
and onto their feet .

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 and even facilitates in lowering your blood pressure

The doctor works for Kaiser Permanente's center for total health which promotes walking meetings. The center even has an indoor track for employees. He explains that people are more engaged and ready to take on the day

This group of walkers also found some fresh air generated some fresh ideas.

A break from the office.. great conversation, and some great weather

If you are interested in starting walking meetings with your co-workers experts say it's best for small groups. Also.. make sure it's scheduled in advance so everyone knows to wear comfortable shoes...

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