Obesity & Diabetes
It's Not All Your Fault: Genetics and the Treadmill Desk
Our levels of activity are under our total control right? Well, studies are showing that unless we are armed with specific knowledge our control may be less than what is needed to achieve optimum health.
Luckily we live in an information age, the likes never before witnessed in our lineage and science is uncovering facts that can greatly assist our lives.
A 10 year study completed by Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic (and published in the Journal of Science) found that there are specific reasons why lean people stay lean and the rest of us (66% of Americans are overweight or obese) remain challenged by our battle with weight for our entire lives.
The answer is so simple it slaps you in the face with its outcome. Lean people move more than the rest of us throughout the day. In fact, they move on average 2.5 hours a day more than the rest of us burning 350 more calories or 36 lbs. a year.
So, if you are overweight what can you do about it? You guessed it, move more. Walk. Take the stairs, not elevators, park farther away at the grocery store, get up off the couch. Easier, more effective method? Yes, get a treadmill desk.
We have heard it all before but never heeded the advice. Why? Because our lives are hectic and pressed for time for the most part, and humans are creatures of habit.
We need to incorporate movement into our life in a manner that does not interfere with our need to get things done. We need it to be automatic, seamless in our daily lives and wouldn't it be wonderful if it would restore our health and energy levels at the same time?
Welcome to the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, it does all of the above, it will change your life. Take the first step.