We have pointed out on numerous occasions that obesity and its health ramifications are a global problem. TrekDesk was featured in an article widely read in China via the NY Times that focuses on what companies and individuals are doing to change the health landscape. Here is a Google Translated version of the article:
But if you carefully examine these endless stream of research, you will find some very interesting but very disturbing information: sedentary great harm to health, even that regular exercise not sitting. Two recent studies again referred to this view, they were published in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine (The British Journal of Sports Medicine) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Society (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) journal” Diabetes “(Diabetologia).
Move, do not sit
The study is based on the observation of the health outcomes of people’s behavior rather than investigation sedentary physiological or genetic changes incentives. Scientists, however, have to form a conclusion, people sit down for more than an hour after the body is reduced by 90% for the secretion of the enzyme to break down fat. They also pointed out that the sedentary slows down the body’s sugar metabolism, and lower the good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, HDL) levels for short. These are risk factors that can lead to heart disease and type II diabetes.
The good news is that, when creative capitalism when running on its own law, the problem will become the door to opportunities. Dissemination of new knowledge, changing people’s attitudes, consumer demand along with the emergence of companies and entrepreneurs will develop new products. With the development of this process, the so-called sedentary crisis will be resolved. The results appeared new workstation, this workstation allows contemporary information workers to stand on one side, even while walking side percussion keyboard.
Dr. Yang Se practice greater. She have a desk with a treadmill in the office, at home, the inside step Horizontal bike while working.
Advocating ergonomic diversified and standing work in the information age is also a back to nature. Nowadays, people tend to believe that the hard-working staff is lying in front of the screen for a long time to work. But in the 19th century and the early 20th century, the office staff, such as clerical, accounting, and managers, most of them are standing, sitting means lazy. If you’re standing work today, you will be among the celebrity camp – Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ben Franklin (Ben Franklin), Churchill (Winston Churchill), Vladimir Nabokov ( Vladimir Nabokov), and the “New York Times” (The New York Times) recent close-up mentioned Philip Roth (Philip Roth).
Mayo Medical Center (Mayo Clinic), Dr. James Ravan (Dr. James A. Levine) is a stationary state leader of the research field researchers. He said, when he was 15 years ago to carry out this study, the research, or pieces of fresh things.
Large office furniture manufacturer Steelcase company also adjustable workstation of this emerging market saw similar trends. This adjustable workstation allows staff to work sitting or standing, and workstation below with treadmill walking in order to staff. (This treadmill model has been inspired by Dr. Ravan, he not only made himself a workstation, and also the results of his research with Steelcase.)
Steelcase in 2004 introduced the first adjustable height desk. Desk product line sales doubled in the past five years, which can lift the desk with a treadmill Fan, reached $ 40 million. The the standing work products ranging in price from $ 1,600 to more than 4000 U.S. dollars, and more than 4000 U.S. dollars in the table with a real treadmill. The company’s corporate clients include Chevron (Chevron), Intel (Intel), Allstate (Allstate), Boeing (Boeing), Apple (Apple) and Google (Google).
In 2009, Daniel Sharqi (Daniel Sharkey) from his tool mold factory worked for nearly 30 years, laid off, when he served as manager of the factory. The Sharqi like to tinker in his garage, he worked himself to design a standing work of lifting desk. Whim called Kangaroo table, because it can hold things, can lift. He said, when he was laid off, his wife, Kathy (Kathy) said to him, “others feel this Kangaroo table is cleverly designed.”
Scottsdale, Arizona Steve Bode Li (Steve Bordley), a solution designed for himself, then he will become a business. Due to a leg injury, he can not be running, weight grew. So he designed a frame on his treadmill countertops. On a treadmill while walking to the side of the phone, using the computer. Bode Li said, after six weeks, he lost 25 pounds (11.3 kg), and annoying back pain disappeared.
In 2007, he withdrew from the commercial real estate business in favor of the establishment of the TrekDesk company. Second year, he began selling the table of their own design. (Treadmill must be provided by the user.) Since 2008, sales increased by 9 times. Currently, this table priced at $ 479 to sell thousands of copies every year.
Mr. Bode Li said, “such as jokes products are gaining a lot of people of all ages.”
Recently, the “connection” (Wired) magazine even standing workstation regarded as a modern work habits and equipment weathervane. In the October issue of the magazine, “18 can make people happier, healthier and even become intelligent data-driven way” (18 Data-Driven Ways to Be Happier, Healthier and Even a Little Smarter) a will be referred to in the text has a standing work desk.
The magazine has been closely following the standing desk research and market trends, and in the past few months, the magazine has been a number of employees to be loyal users of this product.
Thomas Geye Ci (Thomas Goetz), a magazine executive editor, wrote in an e-mail, “we have this product are very satisfied.” – He wrote in his new stand-up desk to this mail.