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Treadmill In Offices?

By Aaron Miller

The facts are in: For most folks, sitting down all day is extremely detrimental. Research scientists at Minnesota’s world-famous Mayo Clinic and elsewhere have shown that even physically active individuals who spend their work-hours sitting are not as healthy as they could be. Sitting does something to the body so nefarious that given a large enough group of physically active individuals, those who spend most of their time during the day on their feet, evidence shows they will have considerably much less intra-abdominal fat, the most dangerous kind of all!

But numerous jobs in a modern society involves sitting for hours and hours on end day in, day out. What can be done? The solution, practiced by an increasing number of folks for the past five years or so, is to walk on a treadmill while working at a desk. Called office walking, and, less often, work walking, the practice allows one to gain all the health advantages of being on one’s feet and moving while on the job.

At first sight it seems extremely strange, and many wonder how it is possible to concentrate while walking on a treadmill. Yet in practically every case, workers have been able to not only perform their jobs, but find that they perform them better! But it’s actually no wonder, as exercise, even the really modest amount offered by walking, increases blood-flow to the brain.

Also, office walking is typically done at really slow paces in the neighborhood of a mile an hour, which does not interfere with the proper performance of most desk-bound tasks. Yes, it is easily possible to type while strolling along on a treadmill!

Many big-name corporations have seen fit to adopt the practice at headquarters; from a retail electronics giant for instance Best Buy to an insurance industry leader like Mutual of Omaha, firms are realizing that employees burning 100 calories an hour on average help to cut down dramatically on health-related expenses. Could this be the way to work in the 21st Century?

To Learn more about office walking. Stop by where you can find out all about a treadmill and what it can do for you.

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Miller, Aaron "Treadmill In Offices?." Treadmill In Offices?. 6 Jul. 2010. 23 Oct 2014 <>.

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