Leading While Walking and Talking

Walking meeting in office

The research on sitting is clear. We’re slowly killing ourselves through inactivity every day. In addition to developing poor posture, sitting for long periods of time is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia—regardless of diet. In addition to the net negative impact on health, sitting also impacts productivity. Energy level drops, creativity is impacted, and brain fog emerges. While corporate wellness programs may encourage step count competitions and provide great education on overall wellness, leaders should take an active role in increasing physical activity in the office.