Get up offa that thing...

...was James Brown ahead of his time?

“Sitting is so incredibly prevalent we don’t even question how much we’re doing it and, because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not OK. In that way, sitting has become the smoking of our generation,” said Nilofer Merchant, in her 2013 Ted Talk ‘Got a meeting? Take a walk’.

And now the good news.  

You can help your team by inspiring, asking or even rewarding them for getting up and moving.


  • Have a contest for most number of squats per day.  (put the score board on the opposite side of the room so they have to walk to it and update their totals)
  • Start a competition for greatest number of steps per week.  (consider buying everyone an inexpensive pedometer to kick off the race)
  • Put thumb tacks on their chairs, no wait, just kidding. 

 Get the point?