How to Prevent The Health Risks of Desks Jobs Using A TrekDesk
Scientists are re-writing the rules of exercise emphasizing continual movement throughout the day for optimum health versus 30 minutes in the gym.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 27, 2010
Athletes, gym rats, couch potatoes and office workers share something in common. They all suffer the same health risks if they are sedentary too much of the day according to research which is re-writing the guidelines and recommendations for physical fitness. The Surgeon General guidelines which were recently boosted from 30 minutes to 60 minutes of daily exercise have been called into question by studies showing that continual daily movement is truly the key to optimum health. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks which allow slow continual movement throughout the day while working or studying offer an affordable means of staying healthy and active without ever leaving the office.
In an interview featured in Men’s Health Dr. Marc Hamilton of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center related that exercise time and the time one spends sitting are completely separate issues regarding heart disease and a myriad of other health conditions as well.
While it is beneficial to visit the gym daily, if the workout is followed by hours sitting at a desk job the risk factors for heart disease are relatively the same. More frightening, hours sitting have a direct correlation with an increased mortality risk from all diseases even among those who are height/weight proportionate.
Want a longer, healthier life? Stay out of the chair and off of the couch as much as possible.
A 2007 study out of the University of Missouri found that individuals that did not participate in daily physical exercise however stayed in motion during most of the day actually burned significantly more calories then study subjects that ran 5 miles but were less active the rest of the day. Another study out of the University of North Carolina Wilmington found that workers gain an average of 16 pounds within the first eight months of an initial sedentary office assignment.
Dr. Hamilton offers critical data not yet understood by many in the health and human resources field relating that while exercise is essential it is not a cure for sedentary office jobs that keep employees tethered to desks for hours at a time. Innovations and interventions must be introduced which allow employees sufficient time to move throughout the day.
“Studies into the damage caused by sitting should alarm us on so many levels,” states TrekDesk CEO Steve Bordley, “while initially our customers purchase TrekDesks for weight loss, the more they learn about the amazing health benefits of walking slowly through the day the more evangelical they become about it.”
TrekDesk is the first affordable, full sized, height adjustable work station which when added to an existing treadmill allows individuals the opportunity to walk at slow speeds while they work/study achieving 10,000 steps in as little as 3-4 hours. TrekDesk is currently available for sale online at TrekDesk.com for $479.00 including free shipping.
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