Scientists Say Just STANDING UP may be as IMPORTANT AS EXERCISE
Scientists have found intriguing evidence that one major reason so many people are overweight these days may be as close as the seat of their pants. Literally. According to the researchers, most of us just sit too much. Treadmill desks keep you standing all day without the associated leg cramping.
In most cases, exercise alone, according to a team of scientists at the University of Missouri, isn't enough to take off those added pounds. The problem, they say, is that all the stuff we've heard the last few years about weight control left one key factor out of the equation. When we sit, the researchers found, the enzymes that are responsible for burning fat just shut down. So exercising for an hour may not be enough to counteract sitting for 8-10 hours a day as we age. Treadmill desks counteract this problem.
This goes way beyond the common sense assumption that people who sit too much are less active and thus less able to keep their weight under control.Sitting for hours at a time, shuts off the body's ability to prevent disease and to burn fat. Standing is better. Walking better still. Walking with a treadmill desk, automatic and painless.
Standing rather than sitting burns additional calories throughout the day but walking burns 2-4 times that amount depending upon the speed you walk.
TrekDesk treadmill desks incorporate all of these essential actions allowing you to work, walk on your treadmill and burn calories like never before.