In a recent article entitled “100 Simple Ways to Lose Weight” Prevention Magazine touted the TrekDesk as a simple way to “get slim without the gym”.
Alerting its readers that their biggest health hazard is sitting during the day, the TrekDesk treadmill Desk was cited as a natural solution to cure inactivity.
The article quoted a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology which found that women who sat for more than 6 hours each day had a 37% increased risk of premature death compared with women who sat for less than 3 hours per day, regardless of how much exercise they engaged in during the day.
The article further stated that the average American already sits for more than eight hours per day according to studies out of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Why is sitting so bad for us? Prevention Magazine cited the work of Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic who found that the moment our bodies go from walking to sitting our active calorie burn rate per minute decreases from 3 to 1. Triglyceride and blood sugar levels begin to rise as well. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and a range of cancers as well.
In an ever increasing sedentary society how can employees avoid these risks? One suggestion included in the Prevention article (http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/100-easy-tricks-move-more-and-lose-weight?page=4) was to invest in a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
“We are encouraged that more health publications are spreading the word regarding the health dangers of inactivity and the necessity for movement through out the day,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “Our goal is to spread this message through out the world to improve health, boost mood and productivity while preventing disease.”
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 exercise daily to maintain health, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation. Wondering how to workout at work? TrekDesk offers the solution.