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Meaning and Movement: A Movement

Posted by Thomas Edwards on June 12, 2017 7:10 AM EDT
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Two emerging trends are gaining momentum, and both....

...are extremely good for both ends of the age continuum-millennials and baby boomers alike.

Yesterday, while reading my favorite local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, I was caught by surprise by a couple of articles that really captured a couple of trends that are, well, healthy.  I was pleasantly surprised by the way.

One of the articles was a feature inThe Washington Post's Weekly Post magazine which is an insert into the local newspaper on Sundays.  It focused on the exciting, and simple idea of "extreme walking.  An organization founded by Diana Nyad, the woman who swam between Miami and Florida in her sixties, has been set up to promote distance walking.  While the article has an obvious bent towards men and women of age, it is also a program that anybody anywhere can follow.  No need for money, just some good walking shoes, some time and a group of friends.  And get going....

The other article was in the Sunday newspaper's Career Connection section.  It featured the emerging trend among millennials in the workplace.  The title of the article pretty much says it all, "Forget PingPong and Free Beer.  The Latest Perk for Tech Workers:  Doing Good".  The article then explains about a number of companies who put together group events whereby employees together can participate in meaningful activities that also provide value for community causes.  This type of employee benefit benefits the community, build social value in the workplace and probably, can create better harmony and purpose among younger, upwardly mobile staffers.

These articles point to some potential opportunities for the future.  Healthy opportunities I might add!

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