Working out while working? What in the world is a treadmill desk?
It’s meant to improve employees’ health and brings new meaning to the word multi-tasking. It’s being tested in three different work spaces at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Travis Saunders has written a great article for Scientific American on this topic that everyone should read in its entirety. Below of some of the main points and a link to the article.
A study recently released by the National Institutes of Health, conducted by Queensland University of Technology has found a direct correlation between mental health and walking in older women.
Sound outrageous? We are buried with studies it seems but some that hit the mark just don’t seem to resonate in our society. Obesity is a great example. It is currently public enemy number one. Not terrorism, not drugs, not Congress; obesity.
So much evidence is mounting that points to our body’s need for motion to stay healthy yet our schools and work environments are constricting movement more and more each year.