In 2012 alone, 1,300 peer-reviewed studies were published linking sedentariness with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other negative health effects.
Our staff editors have collected here their top pick of articles on office wellness and the adoption of standing desks, treadmill desks and other active workstations.
“Should I use a walking desk or a stand up desk more? By how much?” We get asked this question all the time. Read on to find the answer!
The ergodynamics of typing while on a treadmill desk are a wholly different experience than typing while sitting at a desk.
It is best to stretch before mounting the treadmill, to take frequent stretch breaks and stretch at the end of every session.
Walking at speeds above 2 mph on a treadmill desk is not recommended because the goal is to raise the basal metabolic rate (BMR), without exercising.
If you're trying to lose weight using a treadmill desk, these tips are essential for you to get the most bang for your buck.
It seems virtually guaranteed that ever six months or so some university will publish a study negating some aspect of the benefits of treadmill desk usage.
Find out how a treadmill or standing desk can help sufferers of plantar fasciitis strengthen their muscles, move more, and break out of a sedentary life.
Not all fatal injuries come in a single blow, some take years to manifest but are equally deadly. Sedentary desk jobs may be the most dangerous!
The question of exactly how many more calories you can burn using a treadmill desk hasn’t been thoroughly understood, until now.
Keep in mind that using a treadmill desk is the best way to combat sitting disease but it is not a substitute for getting aerobic exercise
Unless you already spend several hours a day walking, you will feel some new muscle pains if you overdo it. We provide our best treadmill desk walking tips.
There is a mountain of research papers being published on the benefits on standing desks and treadmill desks. Following is just a small subset.
Which Has Greater Impact on Relieving Foot Pain for Standing Workers – Special Shoes or Standing Mats?
We get this question from employers looking for ways to reduce foot pain, absenteeism and medical costs for employees who stand on their feet all day.
Knowing how the study of anthropometry, posture, repetitive motion, and workspace design affects the user is critical to proper ergonomic design.
The best way to avoid a sedentary work life is to give ourselves viable alternatives to sitting that allow us to be productive at the same time.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is shockingly widespread. Some studies call it the century's largest office epidemic. And you've probably never heard of it.
Contrary to some marketer's claims, treadmill desks are not the easy ticket for dramatic weight loss but they do provide many other health benefits.
The correlation between Type II diabetes and weight struggles is so direct that most people consider the words “obese” and “diabetic” to be synonymous.
When you are trying to convince managers of large organizations to change, recommendations based on strong research are crucial.
Your goal should be 5,000 steps (nominally) to 10,000 steps (optimally) for achieving and maintaining a sustainable level of fitness and stamina.
Varicose veins are among the most persistent bugbears of standing workers - something that every treadmill desker becomes the moment the belt stops moving. Most readers will recognize the term, and many have probably heard it before in relation to prolonged standing; however, fe…
Apple, Microsoft veteran Linda Stone's theory of screen apnea and email apnea explored in context of treadmill desk walking.
The average American office worker’s BMI is far higher than the average Korean subject in this study, and we spend even more hours a day sitting.
People on a low-carb diets who find themselves restricted from intensive exercise and use a treadmill desk to keep healthy and toned while they diet.
This Georgetown University School of Nursing infographic shows how both sitting and standing for prolonged periods can be hazardous to your health.
So you’ve already installed standing desks or maybe even treadmill desks in your office—great first step. But you can't stop there.