Walking Is Work: Don’t Call It A Break
Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Blogger, Author, and Speaker
June 10, 2014
Nonprofit B...
People are sitting 9.3
hours a day, which is
more than we’re
sleeping, at 7.7 hours
It’s harmful to your
health ….
Beth
399
I Know from Direct Experience
Healthy Range
>150
Triglycerides: Test Results
Too Much of This
And That Too …
Made A Commitment To Walk and Eat Better
Dashboard To Collect Data Connected To Goals
99
Triglycerides: Test Results
Where do you find
the time in your
day?
Walking is Work
Don’t Call It A Break!
Walking: The Killer App for Creativity and Problem Solving
Leaders Put On Their Walking Shoes
”For me, walking has proved
to be a great way to promote
a healthy lifestyle, while
fac...
How To Integrate Walking Into Work
• Don’t think of walking as “exercise” think of it
as time to think about challenge of ...
Nonprofits and Walking Meetings
#npwalk
Walking As Part of Conferences and Workshops
It’s Your Turn Now!
• Find a walking buddy
• Line up
• Discuss: What did you learn from today?
What will you apply?
More a...
Walking as Work: Bringing Activity, Mindfulness, & Creativity to Your Day
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Beth Kanter, Author, Blogger & Master Trainer
Twitter Handles: @kanter
Why incorporating movement and walking into your daily work at a nonprofit brings
enormous benefits, including better health and wellness, creativity, and productivity.
This session help you get started in integrating walking into work.

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  • Let me tell you a personal story about why I’m so excited about the power of data to inspire change, leading to better outcomes.


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    If you know these numbers .. You know that less than 150 is the healthy range to avoid heart disease …

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  • I needed better data and I needed to collect and analyze it in a faster cycle to make better decisions ..
    So, I got a FitBit
  • I set some goals around walking 10,000 steps, a daily calorie deficit based on eating more healthy foods, and more active minutes
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    I’m not the only one of my friends trying to get healthy …

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  • I have cut out non-productive work time where I sit at my desk and can’t concentrate!   I have incorporated mini-breaks to walk in the middle of the day help me think and digest when I am writing or thinking through a problem for a client.  Also, if I’m on calls I do them while walking around.  I have gotten good at taking notes while I walk.   I’ve also replaced networking requests for “coffee” for “walking meetings.”      It isn’t about making the time or thinking about physical activity or movement as a separate exercise time, but something that is integrated into your life – including work time. –

  • The benefits of walking to “clear your brain” or build relationships is not a new leadership technique.   As Louis Sullivan, HHS Secretary in 1989-93 and famous for walking meetings, notes in an HBR blog post  ”For me, walking has proved to be a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle, while facilitating my communications skills and leadership efforts.“  -

    I have cut out non-productive work time where I sit at my desk and can’t concentrate!   I have incorporated mini-breaks to walk in the middle of the day help me think and digest when I am writing or thinking through a problem for a client.  Also, if I’m on calls I do them while walking around.  I have gotten good at taking notes while I walk.   I’ve also replaced networking requests for “coffee” for “walking meetings.”      It isn’t about making the time or thinking about physical activity or movement as a separate exercise time, but something that is integrated into your life – including work time. –


  • I have cut out non-productive work time where I sit at my desk and can’t concentrate!   I have incorporated mini-breaks to walk in the middle of the day help me think and digest when I am writing or thinking through a problem for a client.  Also, if I’m on calls I do them while walking around.  I have gotten good at taking notes while I walk.   I’ve also replaced networking requests for “coffee” for “walking meetings.”      It isn’t about making the time or thinking about physical activity or movement as a separate exercise time, but something that is integrated into your life – including work time. –

  • Walking as Work: Bringing Activity, Mindfulness, & Creativity to Your Day

    1. 1. Walking Is Work: Don’t Call It A Break Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Blogger, Author, and Speaker June 10, 2014 Nonprofit Bootcamp
    2. 2. People are sitting 9.3 hours a day, which is more than we’re sleeping, at 7.7 hours It’s harmful to your health ….
    3. 3. Beth 399 I Know from Direct Experience Healthy Range >150 Triglycerides: Test Results
    4. 4. Too Much of This
    5. 5. And That Too …
    6. 6. Made A Commitment To Walk and Eat Better
    7. 7. Dashboard To Collect Data Connected To Goals
    8. 8. 99 Triglycerides: Test Results
    9. 9. Where do you find the time in your day?
    10. 10. Walking is Work Don’t Call It A Break!
    11. 11. Walking: The Killer App for Creativity and Problem Solving
    12. 12. Leaders Put On Their Walking Shoes ”For me, walking has proved to be a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle, while facilitating my communications skills and leadership efforts.“ Louis Sullivan, HHS Secretary 89-93
    13. 13. How To Integrate Walking Into Work • Don’t think of walking as “exercise” think of it as time to think about challenge of work • Recognize when you are not productive sitting and take a five minute walk around your office, stretch • Incorporate 20-30 minute walks during the day • Meet for walks, not coffee or lunch or drinks • Walking meetings with your team • Walking commute to work, if possible or park far away or get off bus a stop early
    14. 14. Nonprofits and Walking Meetings #npwalk
    15. 15. Walking As Part of Conferences and Workshops
    16. 16. It’s Your Turn Now! • Find a walking buddy • Line up • Discuss: What did you learn from today? What will you apply? More about walking at work: http://www.bethkanter.org/category/walking/ http://www.scoop.it/t/walking-for-work

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