The Benefits of Taking the Stairs, and Other Industry News
Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.
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If you avoid taking the stairs in your office, consider this: “[T]hree 20-second bouts of walking up stairs with two minutes of recovery [can yield] a 12 percent increase in V02 max, a common measure of respiratory fitness. That’s equivalent to taking the same approach on an exercise bike, but instead of needing fancy equipment, all you need is stairs and feet.”
The Atlanticreports “that nearly a third of people say they have been less productive since the election.” Maybe they should consider taking the stairs more often? Active body, active mind, yadda yadda?
Dan Kieny, CIO of Black & Veatchdiscusses the future of IT with CIO: “In the past, when IT has delivered workplace technologies, we’ve focused on managing devices. We’ve taken a “one-size-fits-all” model, where the hardware, operating system, applications and profiles are hard-coupled and inflexible. In the workplace of the future, the user, not the device, becomes the focus.”