Two studies this month have reported dire statistics describing the mental health of most American adults. The National Institutes of Health reported that 9% suffer from depression and the American Psychological Association reported 75% are experiencing stress. However, moderate exercise, such as that provided by the TrekDesk treadmill desk, has been shown to boost mood during use and elevate good feelings for up to 12 hours afterwards.
"Health headlines today discourage most Americans so we think our job is to promote the silver lining," states TrekDesk CEO Steve Bordley, "the bad news is easily reversible. These mental health issues are tied directly to lack of physical activity and numerous studies have shown just how quickly depression and stress can be replaced with happier moods without drugs."
A 2009 study out of the University of Vermont found that moderate exercise, such as that provided by TrekDesk, improves mood and its effects can last up to 12 hours after completion of the activity.
Dr. Jeremy Sibold, an assistant professor in the Vermont's Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science reported his findings to the American College of Sports Medicine: "There are other studies that show there is acute improvement in mood after exercise, but we found those improvements are more durable than we thought. Daily exercise can improve your mood and mitigate some of the stressors of your day. It's clear that exercise is critical for both physical health and mental health."
Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk is an affordable, full sized workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of exercise daily to maintain health, boost mood and reduce stress without taking any extra time out of their day.