KSL Channel 5 Reports on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
New desk makes for standing-room only in the office
October 14th, 2009
By Ed Yeates KSL
SALT LAKE CITY -- Imagine going to the office, but instead of sitting, you stand and walk at your desk. And you do it comfortably for eight hours a day.
University of Utah researcher Dr. Liz Joy is testing a fully-functional, 6-foot wide desk called the "TrekDesk." The first-of-its kind office furniture eliminates the conventional chair and calls on users to embrace a whole new workplace lifestyle.
Triathletes Find TrekDesk A Way to Stay Limber Throughout the Day
Bill Elm, a business owner and triathlete with a keen eye for technology and innovations offering a competitive edge was challenged by his long work hours and triathlon training regimens. As President of Resilient Cognitive Solutions, Bill logged extended hours behind a desk and battled cramping, stiffness and range of motion issues caused by sitting relatively motionless during the day. He found the solution to his problems in the form of an innovation that lets him move continuously throughout his work day: the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
Dr. Fitness & the Fat Guy Focus on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
TrekDesk Treadmill Desk Launches Diabetes Awareness Campaign for Native Americans
Sedentary lifestyles present a tremendous challenge to the health of American citizens. Diabetes projections from the NIH over the next four decades are alarming however in Native American communities this dire future already exists.
Last week the National Institutes of Health announced that within four decades 1/3 of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime. This alarming statistic pales in comparison to the potential devastation within specific ethnic populations. Native Americans currently are 230% more likely to develop diabetes as non-Hispanic whites of similar age.
Chattanooga Times Article on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
Article by: Andy Johns: Employees who spend most of their time tied to a desk need to take steps to avoid health problems, according to experts in the emerging "science of sitting down."
Dr. Tim Church, of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., called inactivity at work "a big player in the obesity epidemic," and if a recent experiment by the Chattanooga Times Free Press is any indication, a person's walk of life has a lot to do with that level of activity.
Office jobs, the number of which has soared in the last 30 years, can pin people to desks and create a sedentary pattern for half of a waking day, Dr. Church explained.
ABC Channel 4 Reports on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
Reported by: Barbara Smith
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Doctor Elizabeth Joy is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Utah. She tells her patients they need to get up and moving. She says research recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows a thirty minute workout at the gym may not be enough to prolong life. “Time spent sitting was independently associated with a higher risk of mortality.”
Radio Personality Kim Iverson Focuses on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
TechRepublic Poll on Techies Use of Treadmill Desk
TechRepublic poll featuring an article on the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk reveals 85% of tech workers would like the idea of using a treadmill desk to stay active while they work. Click here to reveal the poll results and read more about the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
TrekDesk Announces “Movement Revolution” to Combat the Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyles in America
Thin or fat, individuals who are sedentary through the day face the same risks of diseases that are crippling our nation. TrekDesk has launched a Movement Revolution designed to educate Americans out of their chairs. Click here to learn more about Trekdesk Treadmill Desk's movement revolution.