Study moves work from desk to treadmill

by Erin Rosacker

You've heard about walking and chewing gum. This project takes that a bit further. Researchers at the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) are conducting a study to evaluate a "TrekDesk treadmill desk" that enables people to walk while handling typically sedentary tasks -- such as reading and responding to emails -- on a treadmill equipped with a desk.

Greg Welk, associate professor in kinesiology, said the desks at the NWRC are very popular among his staff members.

Doctor moves West and makes radical changes in her lifestyle

BY JIM HART
The Sandy Post, Jul 27, 2011

Jean Riquelme, M.D., stands on her treadmill, which is under the only desk in her office, a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. Riquelme uses the treadmill while working at her desk as a part of her weight-loss exercise program.

Can you imagine walking at your desk while you work? Rob Marsh can, and does. Marsh, a real-estate broker, purchased something called a "TrekDesk" (a combination desk-treadmill) with his own money because, after a 25-year career spent mostly sitting at a desk and enduring lower-back pains that he attributes to that sedentary work regimen, he decided it was time for a change. As you'll read in "Making Moves,"

Click here to read the CNET Germany review of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.

Overweight and struggling with back pain, Steve Bordley knew he had to do something. His job chained him to a desk for 12 to 14 hours a day. A gunshot injury from a hunting accident had nearly disabled him, leaving him unable to do much outdoor activity.

A Marist Poll survey of American’s top New Years resolutions revealed saving money, exercising more and weight loss were the top three resolutions for 2010.

New Year’s resolutions often fail within the first month due to unrealistic expectations, lack of time and motivation however a company known as TrekDesk says this year can be different and is offering a 12 month money back guarantee to prove it.

TrekDesk Inventor Showcasing Innovative Health Product Saturday in Scottsdale

Phoenix, AZ – A valley inventor garnering national attention with an invention proven to help individuals lose weight, prevent disease, restore health, improve mood and boost productivity will be showcasing his product at Saturday’s Technology Fair located at the Civic Center Gallery within the Scottsdale Public Library.

TrekDesk has been featured on major television networks across the country and the focus of an upcoming National Public Radio MarketPlace edition but this will be the first time it has been shown publicly in Arizona.

Treadmill desks help you get fit, get the job done

BY ANN BELSER June 25, 2011 9:02PM

 Jay Buster was working as a trader in Chicago, he got plenty of exercise — standing, jumping, waving his arms on the trading floor.

But when Buster, a trader in futures and derivatives, moved to Boulder, Colo., it was a different story. He works out of his garage now, in front of a computer.

It’s not as if he was a coach potato. He had joined a masters swimming program, regularly putting in two miles at the pool.

But still, over a period of 10 years, when he tried to lose 10 pounds, he gained 5 instead.


TrekDesk Treadmill Desk's Director of Native American Programs, Payton Bordley, announced today a cooperative program with the Skokomish Tribal Health Clinic in Washington State aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of sedentary lifestyles in Native American communities.

 “TrekDesk has raised awareness regarding the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles on a national basis but it has always been my goal to reach the Native American community where the impact of 58 obesity- related diseases is most dire,” stated Bordley. “I am very excited at the opportunity of introducing the health benefits of the TrekDesk on my reservation with the assistance of the Skokomish Health Clinic.”

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