As a follow up to our blog on the international appeal of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk and the growing concerns toward global obesity we thought we would add in an additional point. International businesses are also analyzing the impact of sedentary lifestyles on their bottom line. This may sound callous but an overhaul of a typical office environment from a health perspective will never happen until businesses world wide are presented with a profit motivator. We aren’t the first to say this, check out Dee Eddington’s insightful book on corporate wellness, Zero Trends.
The good news is that globally businesses are starting to understand an increase in health of their employees equates to an immediate boost in productivity, reduction in presenteeism and absenteeism and overall morale. Translation: better health, better profits.
This week Australia’s Start Up Smart, a popular business site, touted the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk as a means for companies to stay ahead of their competition:
|TrekDesk puts you way ahead of the competitionBy Michelle Hammond
Thursday, 29 November 2012
We’re often told that walking 10,000 steps a day will help keep us trim and stave off heart disease and cancer. But with today’s hectic life, it can be difficult to find the time.
Now a US company has come up with what it claims is the solution – exercise while you work. TrekDesk fits over a treadmill, enabling users to walk slowly while they work.
The manufacturer claims the height-adjustable workstation gives users the right amount of exercise to maintain health, reduce stress, prevent disease and strengthen muscles.
Working at the TrekDesk is claimed to help users achieve the holy grail of 10,000 steps a day within three hours. It also claims to boost mood and productivity.
“Many studies have shown that your concentration and productivity will increase walking with a treadmill desk,” the company’s website says.
Are there other ways in which you can boost workers’ concentration and productivity?