Statistically, you sit more than you sleep.

As corporate director & author Nilofer Merchant explains in her TED Talk Got A Meeting? Take a Walk, we average 9.3 hours of sitting per day, which exceeds the 7.7 hours we sleep. She says it’s killing us, stating that “sitting has become the smoking of this generation.”

And she proposes a change.

But before you watch Merchant’s inspiring 3-minute video below, consider the following:

Merchant reports that making the switch to walking meetings has changed her life. Take a look – and maybe you’ll hold your next meeting around the block.