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Get UP!

Be creative with ways to walk while you work.

Walking can ward off stress, heart disease and diabetes as well as help you stay trim. Take a cue from National Walking Day on April 2nd and add steps to your workday by:

  • Getting your feet in gear when you talk on the phone.
    Wireless headsets abound, giving you the freedom to stride comfortably. With a corded phone, you can still walk in place. Think about other tasks you can do while standing, walking in place or pacing – like filing papers, talking with a colleague, reading a quick article.
  • Using a treadmill desk.
    SUCCESS columnist Michael Roizen, M.S., says proper pacing allows you to maintain efficiency at the desks. In his tests, Roizen learned her can reply to emails at 1.8mph, do more serious writing at 1.7mph and chat during conferences calls at a relatively brisk 3.3mph. Bonus: Treadmill use improves alertness and offers a mini-workout at work.
  • Holding walk-and-talk meetings.
    The late apple co-found Steve Jobs famously held walking meetings- a technique that worked out pretty well for him.
  • Scheduling yourself for walking breaks.
    The free Time Out program for Apple computers and the free Workrave program for Windows remind you to take short breaks between periods of productivity.

Written by Nary Vinnedge
Retrieved from Success magazine April 2014
http://www.success.com/

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