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Let’s Step It Up: Join Me for a Walking Challenge

The Surgeon General in partnership with Fitbit has issued the Step It Up! Challenge open to all Americans, running from October 13, 2016 at 12:01 AM PDT and ends on October 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT.   The idea is to encourage people to walk more to improve health and raise awareness about making cities more walkable.  … Read More

Happy National Walking Day! #walkatwork


Happy National Walking Day!  Every year, the American Heart Association sponsors National Walking Day on the first Wednesday in April. They use this day to remind people about the health and other benefits of taking a walk.Why not celebrate with a walking meeting?… Read More

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