Walking is Work: Don't Call It A Break
Sitting is the new smoking. And what do nonprofit techies do for their work: sit on average 9 hours a day. This creates health risks. But, if you incorporate walking as part of your work - whether alone or with groups, there are many other benefits.
First of all, you are more creative and think more clearly. There is also the relationship building and leadership opportunities and of course the fitness benefits. This session will cover the why walking is important, how to integrate into work, and the various technologies and apps that can help you do it.





Agenda
Welcome/Icbreaker
What the research says
What you have the power to change
Busting a Culture of Sitting: Walking Meetings - Examples, Tips, and Tools
Walking the Talk
Reflection


Session Description
After Session Walking/Networking Meetup
Evaluation Survey:http://po.st/LG3v8F
Collaboration Notes:http://po.st/ktsNsU
Reflection Notes
Session Reflection from Participant

This is a highly interactive, on your feet session!


Resources

Beth's Blog Posts on Walking Meetings

How To Make Meetings Work: Standing or Walking
http://www.bethkanter.org/meetings/

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from A Culture of Sitting?
http://www.bethkanter.org/sit-stand-walk/

Healthy and Productive Meetings
http://www.bethkanter.org/walking-meetings/

Five Tips for Nonprofit Walking Meetings
http://www.bethkanter.org/npwalk-5tips/

Walking Meetings Resources
http://www.scoop.it/t/walking-for-work

Beth's Fitbit: Friend Me
https://www.fitbit.com/user/288NYK


Research

The Health Hazards of Sitting
http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/

How Sitting Down All Is Killing You
http://www.officevibe.com/blog/employee-wellness-programs-sitting

Sitting is the New Smoking
https://hbr.org/2013/01/sitting-is-the-smoking-of-our-generation/

Standing Helps You Shed Pounds
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2376946/Forget-dieting--want-lose-weight-just-stand-Our-writer-lost-half-stone-staying-feet-day.html

Standing Desk: Calorie Calculator
http://www.juststand.org/tabid/637/default.aspx

Scientific Reasons Why You Should Have Walking Meetings
http://www.officevibe.com/blog/walking-meetings-employee-wellness

Stanford Study: Walking Improves Creativity
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/april/walking-vs-sitting-042414.html

Lunch Time Stroll Increases Workplace Productivity
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/stressed-at-work-try-a-lunchtime-walk/?_r=1

Summary of Benefits
https://designschool.canva.com/blog/taking-long-walks/

Standing Body Language
http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are

What You Have the Power To Change

How To Start Sitting Less
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/20/sitting-most-unhealthy_n_6715734.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

How To Break Your Sitting Habit
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/10/01/how-to-break-your-sitting-habit

I Switched To A Standing Desk and You Should Too
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/switched-standing-desk-now

Walk To Work
http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/09/want-to-be-happier-try-walking-even-part-of-the-way-to-work/380158/

Sitting Stretches
http://www.dailyhiit.com/hiit-blog/hiit-workout/stretching-exercises/sitting-computer-day-4-stretches-will-help/

Standing Desk Hacks
http://lifehacker.com/tag/standing-desk
Laptop Stand
Standing Desk Recommendations
Standing Desk Ikea Hacks
Pad for your Feet
Cardboard Standing Desk ($20)

Standing Desk: Good Posture
http://anavarre.net/sites/anavarre/files/standing_desk_posture.jpg

Busting A Culture of Sitting

Walking Meetings: How To
http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com/worksite-wellness/walking-meetings-one-small-step-for-worksite-wellness/

Walking While Working
http://www.bethkanter.org/walk-work/

Talk A Walk, But Don't Call It A Break
https://hbr.org/2014/02/take-a-walk-sure-but-dont-call-it-a-break/

Playworks Games
http://www.playworks.org/playbook/games

Standup Meetings
https://www.themuse.com/advice/this-15minute-meeting-might-be-the-only-one-you-need

Walk at Conferences

Walk and Talk Sessions
http://velvetchainsaw.com/2014/06/12/conference-education-value-soars-with-walk-talk-discussions/

Tools

David Sedaris: The Fitbit Life
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/30/stepping-out-3?currentPage=all

Fitbit Surge
http://www.wareable.com/fitbit/fitbit-surge-superwatch-features-release-date-price-400

Getting A Little Help from Fitbit Friends
http://biznology.com/2015/01/getting-lithe-little-help-friends/

Audio Note
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8

Use Your Iphone for Audio Notes
http://www.imore.com/how-take-note-your-iphone-or-ipad-siri

Moleskine
http://paulnazareth.blogspot.ca/2010/11/who-encourages-your-creativity.html