TrekDesk Treadmill Desk’s “Movement Revolution” has worked diligently over the last three years to spread the word regarding the health dangers of sedentary lifestyles. Yesterday, USA TODAY picked up the gauntlet, alerting its national readership to scientific studies warning of these dangers and featuring an innovative tool to keep healthy and moving during the day: the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
Anissa Rogers, 40, doesn’t have to worry about being a team player. She works from her Lake Mary home as a recruiter for pharmaceutical companies, spending most of the day on the computer. But she’s walking the whole time and facing a window on the world.
“It’s as if I’m at the park taking a nice stroll,” she said.
The simulated bliss is achieved through use of a TrekDesk, a portable, kidney-shaped surface that fits over a treadmill, allowing the user to conduct business without breaking stride. A competitive bodybuilder, Rogers calculates she burns 126 calories an hour. She said being upright all day has improved her posture. Rogers has no regrets about burning through $400 for the TrekDesk. “Honestly, I feel energized.”
Read the full article and see the video of a workout at work with TrekDesk treadmill desk here.
Summary: The health of Americans and the health of our economy have received a lot of bad news these past few years. However, there are always bright spots in any gloomy situation if one searches hard enough. This morning the Orlando Sentinel featured a front page story on a multi-tasking entrepreneur who combines health and productivity into a successful workout at work aboard a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
The first step in healing the health of Americans is encouraging them to exercise more. A study released this week by the CDC shows that physicians have a growing awareness of the need to advise their patients to exercise. The next step is prescribing a solution they will actually use.