When TrekDesk Treadmill Desks first offered an affordable treadmill desk to America in 2008 it was initially met with a bit of skepticism. Scientific studies since then started exposing the health risks of sitting all day at an office and early adopters of the TrekDesk chimed in with some amazing health restoration stories which have snowballed into a Movement Revolution led by its converts. A number of TrekDesk users have made it their personal mission to spread the word regarding the health benefits of walking while working. Cindy Mayhak of Vancouver, WA was so energized by her results she started a blog to share her experience and health improvement milestones with the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
Summary: Iowa has set a goal to become the healthiest state in the nation in the next five years. Scientists at Iowa State are helping to lead the charge by promoting an “Exercise is Medicine” campaign designed to educate Americans about the health benefits of exercise. The challenge is implementing solutions that initiate movement into the work and home environment. Iowa State’s Nutrition and Wellness Research Center has launched the largest study yet which will involve more than 1500 students and faculty members using an innovative tool that promotes movement: the TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. The Center has just recently reported preliminary findings on the first phase of this research.
Summary: American’s walk less than 50% of the Surgeon General’s minimum recommended amount daily leading to a litany of chronic diseases and health concerns. TrekDesk treadmill desks allow an individual to workout at work, walking slowly throughout the day. Rated highly by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, the health benefits are multiple and the reviews from Oregon office and home users have been excellent.
More information directly from ABC News on how sitting can make you 50% fatter and why you might want to trade in that chair for a treadmill desk and workout at work.
Summary: Recent research from the University of Illinois should put the pep back into the step of those of us who have trouble sticking with New Year’s resolutions.