Globally health officials are warning that advances in technology are rendering employees immobile and at greater risk of developing heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes despite advances in modern medicine. The health hazards of sitting all day alarmingly are now equated with those of smoking. While the increasingly sedentary nature of technology is unlikely to change course, our work environments need not follow suit. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks and BodyMedia are teaming up at New York’s BlogWorld & New Media Expo (June 6th –June 7th) to showcase their solutions to combat this escalating health challenge through motion and metrics.
Commutes to work in excess of ten miles are proven hazardous to health and lead to increases in weight and the risk of chronic obesity related diseases according to a new study from Washington University.
Workout at Work? TrekDesk Treadmill Desk’s quest to ignite a movement revolution stressing the dangers of sedentary lifestyles will reach another milestone this week, surpassing 13,670 members on Facebook. Once these member roles reach 14,000 a follower will be randomly selected to receive a free TrekDesk.
Summary: Simple steps taken in life sometimes lead to major life changing events. Charlotte Today features one such story of a woman whose personal quest for health has the potential to touch the lives of millions.