Pharmacists Take the Lead on the ‘Exercise is Medicine Campaign’ with the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk

TrekDesk treadmill desks have proven popular among a variety of professions from attorneys to investment advisors however one profession has been much more effective at touting the benefits of walking while working, leading by example: pharmacists.

Often a pharmacist’s biggest challenge is persuading a patient to heed health directives and advice. Recognizing that exercise is medicine and the best way to spread the message is to lead by example, a number of pharmacists across the country are “walking the talk” with their TrekDesk treadmill desks daily.

Dr. Raymond Hinish of Baltimore, MD walks the talk combining a pharmacy practice and personal training business that daily advises clients regarding the health benefits of walking from his TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. I have been using the Trek Desk for over 2 years in my office. When I first got the Trek Desk, there was an office pool going as to how long it would be before I gave up. Needless to say, I am addicted to walking while I work and get between 6-12 miles a day. I recommend TrekDesk to my weight loss clients and refer to my office as “The Office of the Future”. I hope to one day get TrekDesks for many of my employees as well!

Billie Minton, a doctor of clinical pharmacology in Kingsport, TN previously explained her use of the TrekDesk during her daily practice in an interview with WNPR’s Faith Middleton, “Someone said to me well if you are going to do this at work aren’t you going to be distracting to your patients? I said, I certainly hope so. I want them to be distracted to the point that they know I am not just saying it,- I am doing it. I have got a lot of patients off of anti-depressants because when you are walking it increases your endorphins, you are not tired at the end of the day, you want to get involved, you want to do things, and the next thing you know the anti-depressants go away.”

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