The world of online video games has long been criticized for its contribution to sedentary lifestyles which is a major concern for health professionals citing its contribution to chronic diseases. The number of people engaging in online gaming has spiked sharply in the past few years rising more than 241% since 2008 (source: Parks Associates). The most popular role playing video game, World of Warcraft, now boasts more than 10 million users. However not all of them are sedentary as evidenced by a review of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk by EpicReviewsTech.
TrekDesk is the only treadmill desk that offers enough surface desk area to not only accomplish work tasks but also to accommodate gaming accessories. The results speak for themselves. “TrekDesk has helped me to lose over 40 lbs and improve my health significantly. I play StarCraft with my brother nightly and when using the desk (TrekDesk) I don’t even realize I am walking,” stated Paris, of EpicReviewsTech.
America is facing a growing obesity epidemic in large part due to the sedentary nature of employment and recreation. Online gaming is a contributor however the average total time spent online is now 30 hours per week (all activities, source: newmediatrendwatch.com). Adults in the 18-29 age bracket spend more than 40 hours a week online, essentially the same amount of time as a full time job.
Paris echoed the concerns of many busy Americans strapped for time and/or those residing in an area less than favorable for outside activities. “This is the only thing that has worked for me exercise wise. I just won’t go out and do it otherwise. It’s hot out here for half the year. It has really worked well for me and I really recommend this solution for anyone else that has the same issues.”
“While many user stories focus on the work application of the TrekDesk Paris’ comments reflect a growing awareness among adults that combining inactivity at work with inactivity at home is a recipe for a health disaster,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “Walking while gaming or engaging in any online activity is one solution to this expanding problem.”
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.