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Host walk and talk meetings

Why: 

The 1996 Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health reported for the first time that small bouts of physical activity accumulates towards the daily goal of 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity.  Physical activity has been shown to improve a person’s mood, decrease stress and depression, and increase creativity.

How: 

When planning a meeting with a small number of participants, suggest a walking meeting.  Be sure to ask meeting participants if this works for them, and keep in mind that not all meetings are appropriate to do this.  When the agenda is mostly talking, not writing, and there are only a few attendees, consider a “walk-and-talk” meeting.

Pick a location to meet and then “walk-and-talk”.  Suggestions for walking locations include:

  • Hallways

  • Around the building

  • Outside the building

  • Around parking lots

  • Nearby parks or walking trails

  • Other safe locations close to the worksite

    Resources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 
    www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/sgr.htm
    1996 Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health

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