Take Steps To Reduce Heart Risks
From the NIH:
February is American Heart Month—a time to reflect on the sobering fact that heart disease remains the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. The good news is you have the power to protect and improve your heart health.
Dr. Sherry Pagoto is licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School specializing in health, nutrition, fitness, weight management, depression, stress, cancer prevention and type 2 diabetes. Dr Pagoto also exercises on a regular basis to maintain her health. Despite her prestigious resume and commitment to health Dr. Pagoto is quick to admit her surprise at recent studies showing the health risks of sitting all day at the office. Her solution to the problem? A TrekDesk treadmill desk.
Alex Lawrence, a marketing expert and serial entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, Utah is often sought for his expertise on starting new companies. His problem solving abilities were put to the test after back surgery led to too many painful days at the office. His solution? A TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. TrekDesk worked so well for Alex that his firm Startupflavor (http://startupflavor.com) has launched an online contest for a free TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
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.
Now that the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles are equated with the health hazards of smoking many employees are searching for ways to stay active during the day. The TrekDesk treadmill desk makes movement automatic allowing a workout at work and is gaining notoriety on a local and national basis.