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Walking Meetings

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Marketing and communications manager Jessica Tunon  is holding a walking meeting with her colleagues in Arlington, Virginia.

"We chat for about 20 to 30 minutes, do some brainstorming."

Kandis Koutenis adds, "Sitting at the desk all day. We all have been reading about the ill effects of that."

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.
 
Dr. 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."

He works for Kaiser Permanente's Center for Total Health which promotes walking meetings. The center even has an indoor track for employees.

"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," says Jeff Fehrman.

Antigone Peyton adds, "if we can get outside and get the blood moving, we feel like we can come back to the office fresh and ready to work again."

If you are interested in starting walking meetings with your co-workers, expert 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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