Cleveland's Plain Dealer Reviews the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - September 13, 2010
An office worker's exercise in multitasking on the job
THE SOLUTION you didn't think you needed FOR THE PROBLEM you didn't know you had Help!I'd love to get more exercise, but my job requires me to sit all day. What can I do? Solved! Of course, you could exercise on your own time, but that's a precious commodity, especially when that "Wipeout" show is on twice a week. The other option is exercising at work with a TrekDesk treadmill desk...
Help Employees Boost Memory, Lose Weight, Get Healthier & Increase Productivity
IB Times: TrekDesk is a workstation that fits over an existing treadmill and allows employees to walk and work simultaneously, at slow speeds without sweating.
Phoenix, AZ October 21, 2008 -- Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a product that could increase an employee's mental capacity, improve their health, ward off disease, shed excess weight and make them more productive?
The manufacturers of TrekDesk (http://www.trekdesk.com) will be offering such a solution in 2009. TrekDesk is a workstation that fits over an existing treadmill and allows employees to walk and work simultaneously, at slow speeds without sweating.
"This may sound too good to be true but the advantages of TrekDesk are backed by solid medical evidence focusing on the benefits of consistent daily walking," states Steve Bordley, TrekDesk President and Founder. "We encourage everyone to read the medical studies at TrekDesk's website (http:www.trekdesk.com). The evidence is irrefutable. Daily walking has been shown to improve almost every facet of health."
TrekDesk, a full sized height adjustable workstation, fits any existing treadmill. Featuring a 72 x 34 inch surface area, there is sufficient space for any desk related task. Workers simply place their computer, phone, files, reading materials, pens and paper and coffee (yes, it has cup holders) and start walking. It is that simple.
A study by the University of Illinois recently showed that memory can be increased by as much as 15% in just 6 months, due to increased blood flow to the brain. Just about every major disease affecting the nation today could be significantly reduced with daily walking, including some forms of cancer and Type II diabetes. "People generally are interested because the weight loss using a treadmill desk can be significant (without restrictive dieting) but the additional health benefits are even more important in my judgement," states Bordley.
While a recent study by America on the Move showed that most Americans do not exercise regularly due to time constraints, TrekDesk is automatic and converts the existing base of 50 million treadmills from dust magnets into health restoration machines. Just start walking and working.
At the end of the day an employee has burned between 800-1400 calories, stimulated their lymphatic system to ward off disease and earned a paycheck while using it.
There is even an added bonus in today's stressful world of recession, stock market crashes and home foreclosures. Daily walking has been shown to assist in combating stress and improving a worker's overall mood. So encourage your staff to get back to work and start walking. It will make employees happier, smarter, stronger, lighter, healthier and more productive.
ABOUT TrekDesk: manufacturer of the first affordable full sized, adjustable workstation designed to fit an existing treadmill and allows walking while working, burning calories without sweating and enhancing your employee's health.
Scientists Say Just STANDING UP may be as IMPORTANT AS EXERCISE
Scientists have found intriguing evidence that one major reason so many people are overweight these days may be as close as the seat of their pants. Literally. According to the researchers, most of us just sit too much. Treadmill desks keep you standing all day without the associated leg cramping.
In most cases, exercise alone, according to a team of scientists at the University of Missouri, isn't enough to take off those added pounds. The problem, they say, is that all the stuff we've heard the last few years about weight control left one key factor out of the equation. When we sit, the researchers found, the enzymes that are responsible for burning fat just shut down. So exercising for an hour may not be enough to counteract sitting for 8-10 hours a day as we age. Treadmill desks counteract this problem.
This goes way beyond the common sense assumption that people who sit too much are less active and thus less able to keep their weight under control.Sitting for hours at a time, shuts off the body's ability to prevent disease and to burn fat. Standing is better. Walking better still. Walking with a treadmill desk, automatic and painless.
Standing rather than sitting burns additional calories throughout the day but walking burns 2-4 times that amount depending upon the speed you walk.
TrekDesk treadmill desks incorporate all of these essential actions allowing you to work, walk on your treadmill and burn calories like never before.