Study: Meetings On The Go Could Counter The Negative Effects Of Sitting All Day

By now everyone knows that sitting all day is bad for our health, but a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that converting one traditional seated meeting into a walking discussion could actually counter the negative effects of sitting. Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine had 17 white collar workers wear accelerometers for three weeks and divided them into eight groups. Each participant was also given a “walking meeting” guide.” By the end of the study, the average moderate-intensity physical activity per week rose from 107 minutes to 114 minutes in the first week , and 117 minutes in the third week. Assistant professor of public health sciences Alberto Caban-Martinez adds, “There are limited opportunities for physical activity at work. The walking meeting pilot study provides early evidence that white-collar workers find it feasible and acceptable to convert a traditional seated meeting into a walking meeting.” (Daily Mail