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Sunday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sitting Will Kill You. Can Mobile Save Us?

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We all know the sad truth: the majority of working Americans are chained to their desks – namely, their computer screens – for eight hours per day and the “massive” obesity epidemic persists. Recent research suggests that sitting is killing people and the industry continues to debate the harmful health effects stemming from sedentary lifestyles, with many arguing that technology is only adding fuel to the fire. So if sitting is killing us, then can mobile save us? Forget traditional wellness programs - the healthiest workplace is one where employees are actively mobile.
Hosted by Sharon Mandler, VP, Senior Digital Strategist of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, this session will bring together a group of leading health experts who will challenge old thinking about healthy workplaces and take a deep dive into the new technologies and devices that are coming to the rescue and mobilizing America’s workforce.
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Peter Katzmarzyk

Assoc Exec Dir for Population SciencePennington Biomedical Research CenterDr. Katzmarzyk’s main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, obesity... Read More →
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Sharon Mandler

VP Sr Digital StrategistSaatchi & Saatchi WellnessSharon believes digital strategy will save the world. That is, through the use of digital technologies we can help people lead healthier lives. At Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Sharon leads digital strategy, including mobile, social... Read More →
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Fran Melmed

Founder & Prescontext communication consulting llcFran Melmed is the founder of context, an award-winning communication and change management consulting firm that specializes in workplace wellness. She is also the creator of Hotseat, a mobile- and web-based employee wellness tool... Read More →
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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Health Economist, Advisor, Trend WeaverTHINK-Health and Health Populi blogI'm a health economist and advisor working at the intersection of health, technology, and people. I work with organizations throughout the health ecosystem, from food and technology to providers, plans, pharma... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Sheraton Austin, Creekside

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