UOL, the largest online Portuguese portal in the world, features the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
- Created on Monday, 10 June 2013 23:04
UOL Brazil Features the Health Benefits of Walking While Working with a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
Obesity and ill health are not the sole domain of the United States. In fact every developed country in the world today faces an epidemic rise in obesity caused primarily by sedentary work environments. As a result any potential solution to the problem is receiving interest and scrutiny globally. This past week UOL Brazil, the number one portal in Latin America and the largest homepage portal in the Portuguese speaking world, reported on the health benefits of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
The article can be read in its entirety at http://bit.ly/18iZ4fX utilization the translation tab in Google Chrome.
The article reported on some essential points that are unknown to most people worldwide. “We found that obese people are sitting or lying down for 2.5 hours more than the lean subjects,” explained Gabriel Koepp of the Mayo Clinic. However lean individuals should also pay heed according to Dr. Travis Saunders of the University of Ottawa. “Even if the person is exercise outside of work, if they are sitting for long periods at work they will be more at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.”
“There needs to be a new metric added to our health screenings for individuals on a worldwide basis and that is how many steps an individual takes during the day and how long they remain active versus sedentary,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “The health hazards of sitting are now equated with those of smoking yet little is being done in any country to promote the idea of movement. We encourage everyone to join our movement revolution at https://www.facebook.com/TrekDesk to learn more about the science behind sedentary risks and what can be done to prevent them.”
Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk treadmill desk is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of daily exercise to lose weight, maintain health, reduce stress, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation.