Treadmill Desk Benefits

Effects of sitting disease

Negative Health Effects of Sitting Disease – Beyond Weight Gain

In 2012 alone, 1,300 peer-reviewed studies were published linking sedentariness with heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other negative health effects. Most sufferers of sitting disease also have poor ergonomic setups when they are at their computers.

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stand up desk or treadmill desk

Stand Up Desk or Walking Desk—Which is Healthier for You?

One of the most common questions we get at WorkWhileWalking is “How much better is it to use a treadmill desk than just using a standing desk?” Both standing desks and walking desks are enjoying an explosion in popularity, especially in corporate America and SOHO (small office…

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Treadmill Desks Are “NEAT,” Not Exercise Stations, and Everyone Can Benefit from Using One

One thing that we find we need to continually reinforce with newcomers to treadmill desking is that walking at speeds above 2 mph is not recommended because the goal is to raise the basal metabolic rate (BMR), without exercising, i.e. sweating. A traditional running treadmill is …

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How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk

How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk?

The question of exactly how many more calories you can burn hasn’t been thoroughly understood because existing calorimeter algorithms are all based on cardio heart rates, which are by definition well above NEAT range. Until now.

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Obesity and Diabetes in the US

Is a Sedentary Desk Job the Most Dangerous Job in the World?

We know that “sitting disease” leads to metabolic syndrome and diabetes. And we also know, based on numerous scientific research studies, that sitting disease leads to an increased risk of cancer.

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aerobics and treadmill desks

Using a walking desk should complement getting real aerobic exercise

We all know the health benefits of treadmill desks in preventing sitting disease. However, exaggerated marketing claims often mislead readers with promises of dramatic weight loss – eye-grabbing headlines like "Lose 50 lbs in a year!" making the rounds. Some eager new treadmill d…

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treadmill for diabetes

Can You Walk Off Type II Diabetes by Working While Walking?

Over 90% of people who have Type II diabetes struggle with weight problems. The correlation is so direct that most people consider the words “obese” and “diabetic” to be synonymous. In addition to high blood sugars (“hemoglobin A1C”), people suffering from obesity are also mor…

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How many steps to walk in a day

How many steps a day should you be walking to stay fit?

epending on your age and current level of fitness, a proper fitness goal would be to take somewhere in the range of 5,000 (nominal) to 10,000 (optimal) steps per day. But the body will adjust best to a new regimen if this number is attained incrementally, not all at once.

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Losing weight with a treadmill desk

How Many Calories Will You Burn on a Treadmill Desk vs. a Standing Desk?

Using a standing desk or treadmill desk will increase your basal metabolic rate thus burn more calories than sitting still, but by how much?

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treadmill desk evolved from prison treadmills used for hard labor

Did the British Penal System Really Invent the Treadmill?

Nowadays, well-paid personal trainers have happily taken the place of prison wardens. Some would say they even draw some inspiration from the motivational tactics of their progenitors. But hard labor in our modern society is more about being sentenced to the chair, sitting in fro…

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Something to be said for the good old days

Something to be said for the good old days

So how did we get to this place in just the span of a few decades? Let’s look at what our parents and grandparents did differently than we do today. They walked more, drove less (if they drove at all). They gardened more, often for food, and prepared more of their own meals rathe…

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