Walking While Working Could Reduce a Multitude of Health Risks, Study Finds

International research is proving that daily walking, such as that provided by the TrekDesk treadmill desk, can improve health and reduce the risks of numerous health concerns.

Vocus: 11/19/2010

   
An extensive research review, published in the December issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice, identified 24 physical and mental health conditions that could be prevented with regular moderate exercise, such as walking while working with a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.


Physiotherapist Leslie Alford from the United Kingdom's University of East Anglia reviewed 40 international research papers focusing on the impact of moderate exercise on health published during the past four years.


The review found that individuals engaging in daily moderate exercise (walking) could reduce the risk of 24 mental and physical health conditions including cancer, heart disease, dementia, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure.


Walking, it was found, for at least 30 minutes a day was associated with a reduction in cancer and walking 60 minutes a day decreased the incidence of cancer a further 16 per cent.


The study also reported that men who are more active at work -not desk bound -have lower rates of prostate cancer.


This is further clinical evidence regarding the curative power of walking in restoring and maintaining health and the necessity to allow employees to move during the day. There are actually 58 diseases related to obesity alone, so we believe that this analysis has an even far greater positive health impact than reported.