Before scheduling that next meeting in your office or conference room, consider trading your shoes for sneakers and sitting for walking. Walking meetings allow for fresh air and perspective, exercise during the workday, and even cognitive advantages. Did you know that innovators like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs advocated walking meetings at their organizations? Research has also shown that the simple act of rising from your chair helps workers to think better.
Speak with your manager and teams about walking meetings in your school or unit, and your physician before beginning any exercise routine. To learn more about walking meetings and how they enhance energy, focus, and engagement, NYU LiveSmart suggests the following articles:
Get two things done at once – walk outdoors and spend time with friends and family.