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First Step To Higher Productivity? 10,000 Steps Per Day

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If you want higher productivity in your workplace, then you might want to tell employees that the elevator will be out of service for the rest of the year.

Employees who walk at least 10,000 steps per day in addition to three gym workouts per week are giving their employers $2,500 in added workplace productivity every year, according to a new Swedish study.

How far is 10,000 steps, anyway? Well, it's about five miles-worth of walking. But employees don't need to know this, do they!? Phrasing it as "10,000 steps" makes it sound like a walk in the park. It's all in the marketing. Give employees cheap pedometers and get them sweating to the oldies. Those stairs don't climb themselves.


  1. Some people may not love the idea of walking but definitely, there are some benefits that will make you love the thought of walking outdoors and live an active life.

  2. I'm a huge fan of walking and running myself. It's important to get up off the couch and/or get away from our desks. But I've seen too many people complaining about having to walk as soon as they see a broken elevator (or here in DC, a broken escalator). You mean I have to walk up all those stairs!? So managers might have to walk the talk to get employees moving!


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