Summary: Nearly 70% of Americans are overweight and suffer from 58 obesity related diseases in large part because they do not walk enough during the day. A University of Tennessee study in 2010 found that Americans average only 5,000 steps a day (2.5 miles), half the minimum amount recommended for health maintenance by the U.S. Surgeon General. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a solution to the problem and employees nationwide are taking the step to change their health.
While many individuals lament there is not enough time in the day to exercise, TrekDesk treadmill desks have been helping thousands of employees fit exercise into their busy schedules for the past three years. Their goal is to allow employees an opportunity to improve health and prevent disease by taking 10,000 steps ( 5 miles) while at the office, normally achievable in 2-4 hours. Kirklyn Smith, a Boise executive, had a different goal in mind, reaching a record milestone last week. Walking more than 52,000 steps during a single w orkday at his TrekDesk, Kirklyn accomplished a feat equivalent to walking the distance of a full marathon- 26.2 miles.