The Benefits of Taking the Stairs, and Other Industry News

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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 Atlantic reports “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 & Veatch discusses 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.”
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