Fox News Houston and Dr. Cecilia Valdez, an infertility specialist working at Texas Children’s Hospital at Baylor College of Medicine, dive into the benefits of staying active throughout the workday with the LifeSpan Treadmill Desks.
Based on previous findings by the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Valdez concluded that the best way to include some exercise into her busy day would be the addition of a treadmill desk in her office. Previously, Dr. Valdez had been more active when she was seeing patients. Once she began sitting at her desk all day she had difficulty staying awake and was worried her metabolism would drop and she would start putting on weight.
Recently there has been an increase in research findings centered around the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. As mentioned above, the Mayo Clinic was at the forefront of the research being done on these effects. As Dr. Valdez mentions, the Mayo Clinic concluded “The difference between thin people and obese people is how much they move, how much fidgeting the thin people do”.
Research also suggests that staying active while you work may increase productivity. Where movement increases the blood flow to the brain significantly, increasing productivity as well as helping prevent dementia and alzheimer’s.
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