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Standing Meetings May Improve Group Productivity

Standing Meeting

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  • When students worked in rooms without chairs, group arousal was increased, which suggests increased collaboration
  • Groups that stood up during meetings had significantly decreased territorial behavior and increased sharing of information and ideas
  • Too much sitting is associated with biomarkers of poor metabolic health, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other prevalent chronic health problems—even if you exercise regularly
  • You can counteract many of the ill effects of too much sitting by getting up four times every hour (or every 15 minutes) and doing a simple exercise
  • More than a dozen videos are included that offer a series of helpful intermittent movement exercises for beginner to advanced levels, which you can do right at your desk

By Dr. Mercola

If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, changing your routine to regularly interrupt your sitting (by simply standing up or doing a few jump squats, for instance) can make a major difference in your health and risk of chronic disease.


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