High Point University Exercise Science Professor’s Take on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk

The TrekDesk Treadmill Desk is in use on campuses across the country in studies and general use. Most recently High Point University joined the Movement Revolution when Exercise Science professor Dan Tarawa started walking the talk of the benefits of walking while working with a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.

 

“You’re not setting the world on fire, but you’re taking yourself out of a sedentary position and slightly elevating your metabolism,” Tarara states in a University interview . “You don’t sweat, you don’t breathe heavy, and your heart rate doesn’t really get going very fast. It’s just a small bump in your metabolism. The whole concept is to get out of a chair, to get away from being sedentary,” Tarara related. “If you just go from sitting to standing, you can burn an extra 20 calories an hour. If you go from sitting to walking, you can potentially burn an extra 100 calories an hour.”

 

When asked about ease of use Tarawa didn’t hesitate. “The whole concept is to get out of a chair, to get away from being sedentary,If you just go from sitting to standing, you can burn an extra 20 calories an hour. If you go from sitting to walking, you can potentially burn an extra 100 calories an hour.”

 

Tarawa also sees the TrekDesk as a means of setting a good example with students. “One of the things I’m trying to instill is a broader understanding of what it means to be physically active,” he says. “It doesn’t have to be playing a sport or going to the gym. It’s finding ways in the confines of your day to be active, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. I have a stationary bike in my living room that I might use when I watch TV. Likewise, having a treadmill-desk is part of the fabric of what I normally would do.”

 

 

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