TrekDesk Treadmill Desk Featured in Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article on the Dangers of Sitting
- Created on Friday, 26 October 2012 18:32
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette adds to the growing body of evidence urging people to abandon sedentary lifestyles to improve health.
TrekDesk Treadmill Desk was featured as a way to fend off the health hazards of a sedentary lifestyle yesterday in a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article entitled “Sitting Can Be The Kiss of Death”. 50%-70% of Americans spend their entire day seated at a desk. Warning that people sitting for most of the day are 54% more likely to suffer a heart attack than people sitting less than three hours, the article artfully sheds light on the dangers of America’s sedentary trends.
Bill Elm, president of Resilient Cognitive Solutions and featured in the article, experienced a boost in energy levels and an alleviation of back problems caused by sitting almost immediately when he purchased a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk more than two years ago.
Bill’s trainer and noted director of sports performance training at UPMC's Center for Sports Medicine noticed an immediate improvement in Bill’s mobility after he started using the TrekDesk. Ron comments directly on the problem to the Gazette. "Sitting is the kiss of death. We weren't designed to sit. In prehistoric days, we never sat." The entire article along with photos of Ron, Bill and the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk in action .
“Health professionals cannot stress enough the need to stay in motion during the day in order to stay healthy,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “This applies not only to adults but to children as well. Our rising levels of obesity and health challenges are directly attributable to our nation’s migration to a more sedentary lifestyle that started in the 1970’s. We sat our way to ill health and we can certainly walk our way out of this challenge as well.”