Got a meeting? Take a walk…TED video

In this fascinating 3 minute TED talk by Nilofer Merchant, we learn that ‘sitting has become the smoking of our generation’!


On average, we sit for more hours a day (9.3hrs) than we sleep (7.7hrs)!


With sitting being so prevalent, we don’t even question how much we are doing it – and because everyone else is sitting, it doesn’t even occur to us that it is not OK – or that there is an alternative. Recent research has shown us that inactivity is closely linked to many of today’s health problems.


So – next time you need to organise a meeting, rather than meeting in the usual room – or even outside at a coffee shop, why not invite someone to go for a walking meeting? As Nilofer explains, it is amazing how fresh air can drive fresh thinking – for you and your colleagues…



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