TrekDesk Treadmill Desk’s “Movement Revolution” has worked diligently over the last three years to spread the word regarding the health dangers of sedentary lifestyles. Yesterday, USA TODAY picked up the gauntlet, alerting its national readership to scientific studies warning of these dangers and featuring an innovative tool to keep healthy and moving during the day: the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
Elizabeth Ward wrote an excellent article spotlighting the dangers of sedentary environments, even for those individuals that adhere to normally prescribed healthy lifestyles and exercise regimens, We were especially pleased to see that the story quoted one of America’s leading diabetes experts, Jill Weisenberger, who walks daily with her TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
"I bought the desk because I was sitting so much and it was hard to get much activity other than 30-60 minutes of exercise on most days," Weisenberger related in the USA TODAY interview. "When I'm writing or doing other work at my desk, I walk slowly on the TrekDesk. I can log seven to nine miles a day, and I average about 30 miles a week."
Northwestern University researchers confirmed previous studies that predict more the 50% of the American adult population will suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes conditions within the next eight years. While Americans walk an average of only 5,000 steps a day doubling this amount would actually reduce the current rate of diabetes in America by 50% according to the American Diabetes Association. The challenge is finding a way to encourage Americans to move more. We think TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a unique solution.
Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk treadmill desk is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of exercise daily to maintain health, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation. Workout at work with TrekDesk. No sweat!