A recent study published in the journal BMJ Open cites research out of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University suggests that sitting fewer than three hours per day may translate to two years of life extension. Undoubtably a goal worth achieving, but in an increasingly sedentary society how can an average employee hope to accomplish this? TrekDesk Treadmill Desk offers a unique, affordable solution.
The researchers further found that reducing television time by two hours per day could add as much as 1.38 years to an average life expectancy. The study was based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving more than 167,000 adults calculating the population attributable fraction (PAF) of sitting related to mortality. This assessed the risk of death on a population as a whole as opposed to individual risk.
“This should be added motivation to any individual regardless of their weight to stay upright and moving during most of the day,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “The greatest health damage comes from extended periods of inactivity so we should design work and home environments that encourage bouts of activity through out the day.”