Swedish Researchers Confirm Physical Activity Boosts Sedentary Worker’s Productivity
Allowing workers to move through out the work day leads to higher productivity according to a recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The challenge is finding time in the day to allow for the activity. TrekDesk treadmill desks facilitate movement by allowing employees to walk slowly while they perform normally sedentary based desk tasks.
“This increased productivity comes, on the one hand, from people getting more done during the hours they are at work, perhaps because of increased stamina and, on the other hand, from less absenteeism owing to sickness," says researchers Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz and Henna Hasson, in a released statement.
The study confirmed that employees that were allowed to engage in physical activity as opposed to those confined to their desks showed measurable gains in productivity and in self-assessed productivity, reporting greater work capacities and fewer sick days.
While there are many studies that show significant health benefits gained by walking 10,000 steps per day, this is one of many to come confirming the measurable increases in productivity, With previous proven results of 15% increases in cognitive abilities and marked increases in energy and health levels we are not surprised by the results of this study. The challenge is getting corporations to take notice.