Knee'd to Know Why Walking on a Treadmill Is Better on Your Joints?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control almost 50% of Americans will develop painful arthritis of the knee, a currently irreversible condition that often requires knee replacement surgeries.
How can you remain in the 50% category that will not develop this crippling disease? Maintain a healthy normal weight and avoid activities that place stress on the knees. A treadmill desk during your working years may be just the prescription to keep you out of trouble.
There are approximately 478,000 knee replacement surgeries performed annually in the United States yet the best way to get back on your feet has been a highly disputed topic.
A recent study from The Orthopedic Research Laboratory at Scripps in La Jolla, CA has shed some new light on the subject.
According to the study the two best forms of exercise are treadmills and bicycles, with a slight edge given to the bikes for recovery. Avoiding the need for knee surgery and overall health: the nod goes to the treadmill.
Treadmills offer the ability to walk all day with low stress on the joints due to soft deck technology found on most newer models. Most people however suffer through their 20 minutes of time on a treadmill due to boredom. This is where a treadmill desk shines. Imagine completing all of your work duties in an eight hour period walking rather than sitting. The boredom factor disappears and at the end of the day an employee has walked between 5-10 miles.
The health benefits are tremendous. Treadmill desks not only keep wear and tear down on your knees but also assist in disease prevention, mood enhancement, weight loss, productivity increases and health restoration.
Treadmills are excellent sources for exercise and most offer a shock absorbing surface that protects the knee while walking or running. Consistent use at your TrekDesk treadmill desk will help you maintain a normal weight and further reduce the risk of developing any potential knee problems.