|Can you imagine walking at your desk while you work? Rob Marsh can, and does. Marsh, a real-estate broker, purchased something called a "TrekDesk" (a combination desk-treadmill) with his own money because, after a 25-year career spent mostly sitting at a desk and enduring lower-back pains that he attributes to that sedentary work regimen, he decided it was time for a change. As you'll read in "Making Moves,"|
Overweight and struggling with back pain, Steve Bordley knew he had to do something. His job chained him to a desk for 12 to 14 hours a day. A gunshot injury from a hunting accident had nearly disabled him, leaving him unable to do much outdoor activity.
A Marist Poll survey of American’s top New Years resolutions revealed saving money, exercising more and weight loss were the top three resolutions for 2010.
New Year’s resolutions often fail within the first month due to unrealistic expectations, lack of time and motivation however a company known as TrekDesk says this year can be different and is offering a 12 month money back guarantee to prove it.
TrekDesk Inventor Showcasing Innovative Health Product Saturday in Scottsdale
Phoenix, AZ – A valley inventor garnering national attention with an invention proven to help individuals lose weight, prevent disease, restore health, improve mood and boost productivity will be showcasing his product at Saturday’s Technology Fair located at the Civic Center Gallery within the Scottsdale Public Library.
TrekDesk has been featured on major television networks across the country and the focus of an upcoming National Public Radio MarketPlace edition but this will be the first time it has been shown publicly in Arizona.
Treadmill desks help you get fit, get the job done
BY ANN BELSER June 25, 2011 9:02PM
Jay Buster was working as a trader in Chicago, he got plenty of exercise — standing, jumping, waving his arms on the trading floor.
But when Buster, a trader in futures and derivatives, moved to Boulder, Colo., it was a different story. He works out of his garage now, in front of a computer.
It’s not as if he was a coach potato. He had joined a masters swimming program, regularly putting in two miles at the pool.
But still, over a period of 10 years, when he tried to lose 10 pounds, he gained 5 instead.
TrekDesk Treadmill Desk's Director of Native American Programs, Payton Bordley, announced today a cooperative program with the Skokomish Tribal Health Clinic in Washington State aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of sedentary lifestyles in Native American communities.
“TrekDesk has raised awareness regarding the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles on a national basis but it has always been my goal to reach the Native American community where the impact of 58 obesity- related diseases is most dire,” stated Bordley. “I am very excited at the opportunity of introducing the health benefits of the TrekDesk on my reservation with the assistance of the Skokomish Health Clinic.”
Yet another reason to use a treadmill desk to prevent obesity: heart health.
Boston Herald:By Darren Garnick- the Working Stiff
With many of us treating our gyms like nonprofit organizations - making monthly donations with no services in return - it is an appealing proposition to have work and workout time become one and the same.
Phoenix, AZ - A recent study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise has raised an alarm flag for individuals who spend the day sitting at work and/or lounging at home. The study focused on the potential of premature mortality due to the effects of sedentary behavior. The findings have serious implications for health professionals recommendations for both the work place and home environments.
Surgeon General recommendation is to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps per day or around 5 miles:
Sacramento Examiner: Although the Surgeon General recommended you walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day or five miles per day, not everyone can do it because of pre-existing health issues. And some of those health issues might be due to advanced age, various illnesses, or even from leading a sedentary lifestyle, according to an October 20, 2009 news report from TrekDesk, a company that has come up with a new solution for sedantary employees--a workstation at your desk where you can walk as you work.