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.
Recent research at the Cleveland Clinic has shown that just an hour a day walking on a treadmill may slow progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition which may increase chances of stroke by 300%. TrekDesk treadmill desks allow employees to walk while they work without taking extra time out of their day. Read more about how a workout at work improves your health.
Researchers in the emerging field of sedentary science are sounding alarm bells regarding the growing health dangers of a sedentary society. Specifically, they are concerned with the link between sitting and cancer and other chronic diseases.
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.