You have heard and read by now about the rather terrible impact of sitting all day. You also know that meetings involve lots of sitting. Kill two birds with one stone and extend your life by taking every walking meeting you can.
Forbes makes the case that taking more meetings out to the streets, or just around the office/campus/neighborhood loop, can foster greater creativity while simultaneously boosting health and energy. That can seem like a fairly easy thing to act on, if you want to, but only certain meetings really work for walking about. Forbes suggests:
According to (Silicon Valley executive Nilofer) Merchant, walk-and-talks are best for exploring an idea, building a shared purpose, or getting to know one another more deeply. But routine planning meetings don't work well for a walking venue. "Project management meetings where you're just trying to get through status updates aren't a good fit," says (frequent walk-and-talker Kristen) Galliani. "Walking meetings are more about ideation than about ticking the box."
You can actually make meetings a three-in-one benefit, if you have a dog that needs walking and your meeting partner might not mind you, well, taking care of the product of that walk. In any case, it's a novel concept that moves two different personal progress bars forward.