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A New Trend in Walking Meetings (Thanks, Australia) by Cristina Goyanes. January 3, 2017. 1 Comment. Share it: This is the premise for a new program called Mentor Walks that just launched in Australia in October 2016.

Those who participate in walking meetings are 8.5% more likely to report high levels of engagement. What we found adds support to the notion of walking meetings being beneficial for workers. Employee Health. Walking meetings allow employees to integrate physical activity throughout their workday, which yields improved health, lower. Meetings bite.

Make them more effective and improve your health at the same time by conducting them while walking. Here’s how to maximise the effectiveness of a walking meeting. Walking. Walking meetings contribute to the daily recommended 30-minutes of activity or 10,000 steps.

Anyone who attends lots of (walking) meetings might be able to get their full weekly allocation of activity this way, freeing up hours for other activities, hobbies, socializing and family time leading to an improved sense of balance in life. 3. Don’t make the walking meeting a surprise. When it comes to walking meetings it’s important to plan ahead and give your walking buddy a little notice to bring some comfy shoes. Ask them the day before and you’ll be sure to receive a yes to your calendar invite. Keep the surprises for Christmas!

4. Walk the talk. To start you may be the. Walking meetings are now being prescribed by Public Health England (PHE) as a potential cure to chronic sedentarism in the workplace (“Sitting is the new smoking,” Dr James Levine, one of the.

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In some workplaces, people have begun holding walking meetings, or have created walking clubs that walk during the lunch hour or during breaks.

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Joggers’ visibility on the road helped to promote the sport and set our expectations for individuals using a variety of public spaces for exercise.

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For example, the authors found that the word ‘walk’ stimulated ideas of extended family and kinship among speakers of Aboriginal English, which differed from speakers of Australian English, who may have viewed ‘walk’ as exercise or transport.

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Runners here were also less friendly, avoiding eye contact instead of greeting each other as they passed with a nod or smile.

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Thus, the word ‘walk’ stimulated ideas of extended family and kinship among speakers of Aboriginal English, whereas in European Australian English the word ‘walk’ signifies exercise or transport only.

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Many walkers identified ‘rhythm’ as one of the most attractive and enjoyable features of walking, and yet the actions I observed were anything but regular.

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This is similar to pedestrian movement since walking becomes routine for people.

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Walking meetings?

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The approach encourages participants to walk faster than their comfortable walking speed.

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In order to improve the situation of the walking environment, to help current pedestrians and attract new ones, the walking environment should be improved.

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  • This one’s my favourite so far. Walking yes definitely seems to boost creativity, somehow even feels less restrictive. I feel this stems somewhat from the fact that it kind of takes away some of the discomforts that you’d have mentally in an otherwise sitting down formal meeting where it can get awkward with no movement of activity. Walking seems to take that element of stress away because you no longer need to act a certain rigid manner and let your mind and thoughts flow a lot more fluidly and freely. Seems to explain why walking on a treadmill delivers the same results even though you are in the same spot.

  • Sure, I’ll just get up from my desk and not pay the bills. Send this video to our corporations CEOs, showing it to us plebians is pointless.

  • What about Walggling…..juggling while walking! Definitely keeps the creative juices flowing, as well as integrating mind and body energy.

  • We didn’t “evolve” to be sitting down. That’s like saying birds evolved to stand in their nests instead of flying constantly. It is simply a method of conserving energy, like you have stated. Because we have developed the technology to prevent the extra usage of energy does not mean that we have evolved to do so. Our physical being is exactly the same as it was before. It takes more energy to stand vs. sitting because more muscles are active in keeping our body upright.

  • Not so fast…I would argue that our culture has been built around making things easier and faster to accomplish. Because sitting is easier and more relaxing, it is the position chosen by many to do the majority of the tasks that it permits.

  • Totally believe the idea! Movement gets the heart pump faster, circulating more blood to the brain! Integrating this to idea sessions will definitely be beneficial. Keep walking Magic Sauce! Walk like an Egyptian:)

  • ‘Sitting is so incredibly prevalent, we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not ok. In that way, sitting has become the smoking of our generation.’

    No. Smoking, is the smoking of our generation. What the fuck are you rambling on about, and who gave you that microphone?

  • And stop demonizing smoking! yes, it kills. So does oxygen. Everything does. You die even if you do everything right. Might as well have fun in the process.

  • Walking too fast is distracting. Try walking at a fast pace and doing a long division in your head, and watch yourself stop or slow down. Walking needs focus too and when you try to focus on he division you stop and there’s only so much effort people can put.

  • Normally I agree with you, just not during a harsh allergy season. Could the next TED Talk be held outside to illustrate the concept?

  • Is it really impossible for you to admit you don’t know what you’re talking about? That your understanding of english is extremely poor that you don’t understand that moving and RUNNING DOWN prey are different things?

    You will not be embarassing yourself here if you simply ask questions about what I mean, rather than assert your mistaken nonsense.

  • What a weird approach. I thought she would talk about the neurological effects of walking on discussing business, but instead she tried to correlate the two in a way that doesn’t even make sense even comparing it to smoking. I agree that people in general need to exercise more, but her talk came off as arrogant rather than convincing.

  • I was okay until the “smoking of our day” and “these things are caused by inactivity” without citing sources…

    Medical claims, especially those without citations, should not be coming from someone with a degree in economics and an MBA.

  • I am a schooler and I spend 7 hours sitting in my school and 2-3 hours doing my homework. Also I spend 1 or 2 hours studying with my tutor. And all of this is for the sake of a university, where I will spend 8 hours plus 4 hours of travel time to this university. And what can I do with it? Nothing._ Except leaving my damn school.
    I can’t do anything with all this mess! Thanks to my education system. xo

  • 1:05 disease is caused by…lack of physical inactivity. The very core of her talk should be stated correctly. Sitting is the new smoking?

  • We are not evolved to sit in chairs. We haven’t been walking upright long enough to remain upright? wtf? Short runs? You do know humans have some of the greatest endurance running capacity of any species on earth right? We used to hunt by literally running down prey until they collapsed from exhaustion. Most working people spend nearly 100% of their time at work standing and it doesn’t hurt their health… Stop bullshitting, what is the point of it?

  • Being active throughout the day is key to health. Gymming for 1 hr does not guarantee fitness, the more we move the more we stay healthy.That’s why she is talking about reducing sitting time when We can.

  • This is just a young woman’s youth/health/fitness/generational bigotry. She underestimates the loss of expertise in meetings if older experts have to
    huff and puff to follow the youthful herd and can’t contribute for lack of the breath to do so. Older humans don’t stand or walk well, which is why humans sit down a lot, to listen to the elders who can’t stand and walk well anymore. She won’t know this, of course, till she’s older and her joints go, so right now she remains willful and childish.

  • She never said that. All she said is that walking in a meeting fosters out-of-the-box thinking, which is a subjective evaluation, not a measurable fact. One person’s out-of-the-box idea is another person’s crap idea, how do you suggest we quantify that? Anyway, I think the whole point of the talk is to simply say “Hey, you don’t HAVE to be sitting all day long at work, having a meeting is a great opportunity to get off your butt.” Spending more time sitting than sleeping can’t be good for you.

  • We sit more than we sleep. That is an alarming statistic that has major health consequences.  Walking meetings are a great way to multi-task

  • ok so you were talking about sitting on the ground… which has absolutely nothing to do with modern society at all. Yeah and people who spend most of there working days sitting don’t have back problems or arthritis? Is it really so impossible to admit you made a mistake that you have to keep digging this hole of bullshit?

    Do you even know what the word nomadic means? It literally means they moved around a lot for fucks sake.

  • When we don’t have to move, we sit. It’s our default resting state. I’m not saying we evolved the ability to sit. I’m not saying it’s good or bad either. Just explaining why we sit. Similarly, we’ve evolved to seek out high sugar and high fat foods, this doesn’t justify a modern diet of sugar and fat, merely explaining why the problem exists. It’s not a modern development, it’s an ancient acquired trait that is no longer a benefit.

  • good response. just because the phenomenon or behavior exists, doesn’t mean it’s bad or good. We are always trying to place things in little boxes: good/bad/right/wrong. that’s how we end up being obtuse.

  • this is fantastic. watching this while typing and walking on my treadmill… certainly helps you stay much more alert during meetings.

  • Better how? Heroin is addictive and it changes your personality and responses to reality. If you think that is better, try religion, you live longer.

  • That’s why I always type 0:12 but no one ever likes my comment for others to skip the opening animation or give a strong message to the ted organization.

  • Wonderful talk! I am a big fan of walking meetings because they allow you to get to know people better and see things in a new perspective

  • People aren’t upright? That’s because you don’t have good posture when sitting. Sorry to say evolution requires a whole species to change, and not everyone has crooked backs.

  • Runners have a shorter life expectancy, as do professional athletes. Below that, there is not a significant distinction between the longevity of the sedentary and that of the energetic, as long as they both remain active and involved at their own levels. Doctors had to give up telling people they’d live longer when it wasn’t found to be true, so now they dodge the question by claiming it increases the “quality” of life, even though many regard exercise as a profound decrease in quality of life.

  • Susan Cain is the best! I love your book, it’s created a whole new perspective for me and has really put words into things I couldn’t quite explain before. For those who don’t know: Check out Susan Cain’s Quiet.

  • One more week and if this shit persists I am done, what the fuck Ted? You’re not supposed to have people saying “Oh, this thing is bad, why don’t we not do said thing?” I expect legitimate solutions to LEGITIMIATE PROBLEMS. Me sitting around is not a problem to worry about….

  • Do you not understand the last part of my comment? Our ancestors HAD to move a lot, when safe or when getting food or water, when the OBJECTIVE of their movement was achieved, they rested. Our search for food, shelter, water, safety is a non-issue. We did not evolve a need to needlessly walk or run. Otherwise we’d be itching to go to the gym or run, most of us would rather not.

  • I have to say I disagree. I can’t imagine that our ancient relatives sat around for very long each day. They were probably out hunting and gathering almost all day, it would take a lot of walking around to find food. Which means they would be adapted for moving mostly, sitting only to conserve energy when staying in one spot for awhile. Also, she is talking about excessive sitting, not occasional. Google: “Problems associated with sitting too much”.

  • I thinks is very exellent video and topic. I am used to work out but however I don’t like it too manny. I must say that I jumped on the band wagon every time i see videos like these, and then i just quit due to the lak of enthusiasm. I hope i will to find the motive that helps to me to carry on, and don’t bail out this time around.

  • Did I say anything about chairs?

    Some humans did run down their prey, others were nomadic. The point is, when you reach the objective, you sit down.

    Doesn’t hurt their health? So..back problems, arthiritis etc. after years of doing this is not bad for health…right ok.

    The bullshitter here is you buddy.

  • That’s a good idea but most folks are to lazy to actually do it lol.. I hope you can get them on board.. Sorry if I missed a few of your videos I’m at the beach and the wifi where I’m at is horrible lol.. I had to borrow the place next door to up load my Supercross video up.. ����

  • This is one of the worst videos i have ever seen. The argument she presents is so inherently flawed and so full of assumption that she should not be allowed to present again.

    “Lack of physical inactivity”

  • We sit because we’re evolved to do so. We havn’t been walking upright for long enough to remain upright. Horses etc. no big deal. We burn more calories standing up than sitting down, just by standing up. So to conserve energy, we sit more than stand. Our hominid history was walking to objective, sitting, short runs. The problem is, our objectives are now literally at our fingertips for computer workers, or round the corner for most of us.