Carlea Freeman, Executive Assistant with the Division of Outreach and Engagement was the first participant to log 10 walking meetings and earn a Sit Less Move More t-shirt. Carlea logged a total of 325 minutes (5.41 hours) of walking that would have otherwise been spent in a chair. Carlea says that the walking format works great for informal type meetings; she finds the casualness of the meeting opens people up. Not to mention the great physical benefits gained by adding more steps to your day. The Walking Meeting program is part of the Sit Less Move More campaign, which encourages everyone to take a break from sitting every hour.
- Walking meetings work best with 2-5 people
- Walk at a comfortable pace for everyone and wear athletic shoes when possible
- Immediately following the walking meeting write down key points and tasks
- Keep a spare pair of walking shoes and socks at the office for spontaneous meetings