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Meet Dr. James A. Levine: The 1st “You can walk and work!”Evangelist


On my 12 hour plane ride back from Ukraine, I read Dr. James A. Levine’s book “Get Up: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.” (Yes, I see the irony)   He  is the Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Solutions Initiative and the inventor of the treadmill desk.… Read More

Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

chris-messina standing desk as piano

Chris Messina hacked a piano for a standing desk

There has been more and more research coming out on the health dangers of sitting too much during the work day and the benefits of standing and walking while you work.    This recent article does a great job summarizing the newest research studies, but more importantly it reports that medical experts and researchers are starting to devise formulas for how long we should be sitting at work to avoid adverse effects.… Read More

What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities

Earlier this week, I was honored to present at the #octribe (online community tribe) meet up “Walking Communities: Fit Fanatics Online and Off” with Allison Leahy from Fitbit who manages fitbit online communities.    The #octribe meetup was hosted at TechSoup and organized by long time colleague Susan Tenby who has supported this community of practice for ten years.  … Read More

Take A Walk! Work Smarter and Live Longer

We know that sitting is bad for your health and has been dubbed “the new smoking.”    Two years ago I got put on a fitbit and started walking, and haven’t stopped.  It’s benefited overall physical health and boosts cognitive function.

I’ve been incorporating sitting, standing, and walking into my work and doing sessions at nonprofit conferences about walking as work.    … Read More

What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Yesterday, I participated in two seemingly unrelated events that generated that question.    Fitbit and fitness/health apps offer many benefits — they help us become more aware of our healthy habits by measuring and producing data.… Read More