Numerous studies have emerged this year confirming that employees should give up their office chairs in favor of more mobile solutions that keep them active throughout the day. Recently, a Cleveland Clinic study found that walking just one hour per day on a treadmill could slow the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition previously found to increase the risk of stroke by 300%. TrekDesk treadmill desks allow employees the opportunity to workout out work, walking their way to a healthier, disease free lifestyle without ever leaving their desk.
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic found that walking on a treadmill for an hour a day slowed the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by revving up the metabolism and slowing the oxidative damage normally brought about due to the condition. A study of fifteen obese individuals with the disease revealed that walking increases insulin sensitivity and improved the liver’s polyunsaturated lipid index (PUI), a bio-marker of liver health.
Lead researcher Dr. Jacob Haus summed up the value of walking. "Exercise appears to affect the cumulative metabolic risk factors for the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease," says Dr. Haus. "We like to think of exercise as medicine."
“This study follows on the heels of a previous Cleveland Clinic study this year that showed that individuals suffering from fatty liver disease faced a 300% increased risk of stroke,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. “This is further confirmation adding to a growing volume of evidence that every major organ in the body depends upon movement for optimum health.”