RISMEDIA, November 3, 2009—Sedentary desk jobs are robbing adults across the nation of their health and are one of the leading causes of rising adult obesity rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
One new product on the market is trying to address that – known as “TrekDesk,” this desk/treadmill offers the first affordable solution that gets employees up and moving, garnering national attention at a time when health care costs and obesity rates are spiraling out of control.
Benefits derived by walking during work hours include:
-33-70% reduction in the rates of most cancers (National Institutes of Health)
-90% reduction in the number of initial heart attacks (American Heart Association)
-50% reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (American Diabetes Association)
-70% reduction in the risk of stroke (American Heart Association)
According to the product announcement, nearly 2/3 of our nation’s population is overweight with 50% of this number classified clinically obese. At a time when our nation is turning their attention to health care reform, a few strong voices are rallying the cry for workplace and lifestyle reform as a critical piece of the puzzle.
TrekDesk says it has designed and is currently selling a unique, affordable solution that has been proven to help employees lose weight, restore health, prevent disease, improve mood and boost productivity: all without ever leaving the office.
TrekDesk is a full sized, height adjustable work station which attaches to existing treadmills allowing employees the opportunity to walk slowly while they work without sweating. Sound bizarre? The human body has evolved with the ability to walk 30 miles per day and its internal health systems are dependent upon walking to keep it in top form. Most American walk on average only 2 miles per day, not allowing the body to maintain health or proper weight levels. Sedentary jobs and lifestyles are the main culprit and treadmill desks offer a solution.
Treadmill desks are already in use by major corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Humana, Mutual of Omaha and Best Buy.
For more information and to see the TrekDesk, visit www.trekdesk.com.