Mental Health/Nervous System
75% of U.S. Adults Report Feeling Stressed
75% of U.S. Adults Report High Stress Levels; TrekDesk Helps to Lower It
Americans cite lack of time, motivation and energy as the top 3 reasons 75% of U.S. adults feel stressed by money, work anxiety and the economy. TrekDesk offers a solution.
According to the 2010 "Stress in America" survey just released by the American Psychological Association, 3 out of every 4 U.S. adults report feeling stressed with 25% reporting extreme stress levels. The top three reasons for stress reported were money, work anxiety and the economy however the researchers cited obesity and lack of exercise as major underlying contributors to the problem.
Lack of movement causes most of the health concerns in America today including stress. The APA reported that U.S. adults cited lack of time, motivation and energy as the top 3 reasons they do not engage in healthy activity even though they knew exercise would dramatically decrease their stress levels and health risk. TrekDesk takes these three concerns off the table requiring no additional time out of the day, motivation or will power. Simply walk slowly through the day while completing normal office tasks.
Walking has been proven to reduce cortisol levels (a hormone produced by a body under stress) and increases good mood hormones such as serotonin and dopamine, similar to a "runners high."
Walking throughout the day also enhances health, prevents disease and reduces medical costs. 47 million Americans do not have health insurance but that does not mean they have to remain at risk, the best health insurance policy is keeping the body in motion.
Considering that 84% of all medical claims are the direct result of poor lifestyle choices and lack of exercise Americans have the power to turn our current health care crisis around quickly. We must stop waiting for the government to solve a problem we have created.