A primer for conversation. This panel was submitted for SxSWi 2013. Read more, or vote at:
We all know the sad truth: the majority of working Americans are chained to their desks – namely, their computer screens – for eight hours per day and the “massive” obesity epidemic persists. Recent research suggests that sitting is killing people and the industry continues to debate the harmful health effects stemming from sedentary lifestyles, with many arguing that technology is only adding fuel to the fire. So if sitting is killing us, then can mobile save us? Forget fads such as standing desks, wearable pedometers and office pilates – the healthiest workplace is one where employees are actively mobile.