Moderate exercise, such has walking, has been shown to have tremendous health benefits by hundreds of studies during the past five years. One researcher, compiling the data, has shown those benefits prevent some of the largest chronic diseases afflicting our country today.
Researchers compiling the findings of 40 scientific papers published between 2006 and 2010, focused on the effects of moderate exercise (such as walking), have reported that regular moderate exercise reduces the health risks of more than two dozen physical and mental health conditions and even slows the aging process. TrekDesk treadmill desks allow individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of moderate exercise to optimize health while they work.
Physiotherapist Leslie Alford of the University of East Anglia coordinated the review and analysis. This extensive research review was then published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.
Alford, summarized her findings with an urgent call for an end to sedentary lifestyles, "Physical inactivity results in widespread pathophysiological changes to our bodies. It appears that our bodies have evolved to function optimally on a certain level of physically activity that many of us simply do not achieve in our modern, sedentary lifestyles.
What is clear from the research is that men and women of all ages should be encouraged to be more physically active for the sake of their long-term health."
The challenge is how to get Americans moving again.
Moderate exercise, such as that provided by a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, was found to have many benefits, including the following:
· Decreased risk in heart disease, ischaemic and hemorrhagic stroke
· Reduced risks of cancers
· Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
· Reduced risk of depression
· Lowers rate of high blood pressure
· Decreased risk of osteoporosis
· Delay in the aging process
“Science is sending the message loud and clear to corporations worldwide that sedentary office environments are responsible for the ill health of millions,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. “We are at a stage now where many enterprising companies realize that employee health impacts the bottom line. Studies like Dr. Alford’s help reinforce the point. We either move or lose.”