Mental Health/Nervous System
Walking on a Treadmill Desk Boosts the Brain
The September 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that a recent study proves conclusively that walking boosts brain function.
Previous studies have shown the amazing curative powers of walking however this is the one of many recent studies to show the correlation between walking and cognitive function.
Walking has been shown to prevent the onset of dementia and lessens its effects as we age. Additionally it has been shown to be more effective than commonly prescribed medications for mild forms of depression. Walking has also been shown to be a deterrant to contracting Alzheimer's. The strong correlation between obesity and Alzherimer's has caused many in the medical community to now refer to Alzheimer's as Type 3 Diabetes. It is clear that walking prevents the development of these diseases by assisting in maintaining the health of the individual.
Scientists also suspect that walking boosts brain functions on a variety of levels by increasing blood flow and the production of mood enhancing compounds such as Serotonin.
Studies out of the University of Chicago proved that walking may increase adult's memory and focus by as much as 15% in a 6 month period. Professionals searching for an edge in maintaining focus and energy should seriously consider walking throughout the day and leaving chairs for their competitors.
Walking also stimulates the production of small blood vessels in the brain, critical for proper function. One study showed as much as a 43% increase in a 12 month period.
Treadmill desks allow an employee to walk the entire time they are at work, enhancing not only brain function but mood levels and productivity as well.
The results are in. If you want to stay healthy and mentally sharp you need to walk more. So start up the TrekDesk treadmill desk in the morning, your mind and your body will thank you.