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Archive for the ‘Walking’ Category

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It

On February 12th, I’ll be presenting on a FREE Guidestar Webinar on healthy and productive meetings and talking about walking meetings (register here).    There is much research out there about why sitting at work is downright dangerous for your health.  … Read More

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this TED talk, people are sitting 9.3 hours a day, which is more than we’re sleeping, at 7.7 hours. … Read More

Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

 

 

This is a graph of aggregate data from Jawbone,a wristband that people wear that tracks their steps throughout the day and their sleep patterns during the night. (h/t Robert Scoble)   This aggregate data shows exactly when and how many people in the San Francisco were bolted awake by the recent Napa Valley earthquake.  … Read More

Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?

I first put a fitbit, a digital pedometer that tracks steps, calories burned, food intake, and other personal analytics data,  on my wrist back in October. After some results from routine tests during my annual physical,  my doctor informed me that my cholesterol was high.    … Read More

Stop the Glorification of Busy and Thrive

I just returned last week from vacation with my husband and children at the Jersey Shore where I grew up.   It was great to sit on the beach and do nothing, get lots of walking in, and hang out with family.    … Read More