CDC: 1/3 of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure. Could a Treadmill Desk Offer the Solution?
Summary: TrekDesk Treadmill Desk has long been championing a movement revolution in the United States to end sedentary related diseases. The CDC just reported that one in three adults in America suffer from high blood pressure and less than half of them have it under control.
Casting hypertension as ‘public enemy number two’ Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control delivered sobering news in a report published this week in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. One in three American adults suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) pre-curser to such diseases as stroke and heart disease. Equally alarming, only half of this number actively seek to control the condition. TrekDesk treadmill desk offers a unique solution to the problem.
The risk of hypertension is directly attributable to obesity, poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise; increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke 300%-400%. Walking 10,000 steps per day has been shown to decrease the risk of heart attack by as much as 90% and the incidence of stroke by 70% yet most Americans walk less than half of this amount.
Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk treadmill desk is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of exercise daily to maintain health, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation. Wondering how to workout at work? TrekDesk offers the solution.
What is high blood pressure? It is a condition caused when too much force is exerted by blood as it is pumped through the body and moves against vessel walls. From a numbers stand point high blood pressure occurs when an individual’s systolic blood pressure is at or above 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure is at or above 90 mmHg. It is estimated that 67 million Americans have high blood pressure of which 36 million remain untreated despite a majority having health care.
Weight loss, proper diet and exercise along with medication can control the risk factors in a majority of cases however most Americans are not adhering to health guidelines for minimum health standards. Less than 5% of adult Americans exercise on a regular basis.
“While we may understand that we need to exercise more to improve health, that just becomes an added stress due to the guilt for not achieving it,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “No one consciously says they want to spend nine hours a day strapped to a desk chair. We need to change the work environments to allow for more opportunities for movement.”
"The bottom line is ... most of those in this country who have (high blood pressure) don't have their numbers under control, and because of that we have a very high burden of disease," said Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC.