Sit Up and Take Notice: The Case for In-Office Active Workstations

The trend in corporate wellness programs is increasingly moving towards the implementation of active workstations such as treadmill desks and bike desks. With sitting commonly being deemed as being as detrimental to workers as smoking, it’s time to stand up and take notice of active corporate wellness programs that both trim waistlines and reduce healthcare costs. These growing innovations in workplace environments have proven to concurrently tackle obesity and the ensuing health issues caused by excessive weight... Read full article


Combating Sedentary Lifestyles in Universities with Treadmill Desks and Bike Desks

Universities and their faculty are fully aware of the current landscape of health. Pioneers of research and intellectualism, educators have full comprehension of what constitutes healthy lifestyles and what poses the greatest threats to healthy living. This knowledge has led to a paradigm shift in the collegiate setting, with a growing number of educators moving towards a more active workplace through treadmill desk and bike desk implementation... Read full article


Ergonomics in the Workplace: How to Setup Your Treadmill Desk

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, United States Department of Labor, when determining the best way to set up a treadmill desk, it is helpful to understand the concept of neutral body positioning, i.e., a comfortable working posture in which the joints align naturally. Working with the body in a neutral position reduces stress and strain on the muscles, tendons, skeletal system, and reduces the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder... Read full article


Sitting All Day is Taking a Toll on Your Body

First, what do we mean when we refer to sitting disease? Sitting disease, or a sedentary lifestyle, is a term used to describe individuals whom engage in prolonged periods of sitting or overall inactivity. While sitting down all day may seem harmless, you may be surprised by the negative impact it has on your health. Negative effects such as an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers (breast and colon) are all found to be associated with a sedentary lifestyle... Read full article


Increasing Your Productivity and Health in the Workplace

Are you sitting right now? You probably are. Most people spend at least 6 to 8 hours a day sitting behind a desk at work. Then they go home and sit some more, usually in front of the TV or reading a book, this is called a sedentary lifestyle. According to Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor of Behavioral Science at MD Anderson, studies now show that sitting for several hours a day puts a person's health at risk even if they engage in a regular exercise program... Read full article


Health Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

In 2005, James A. Levine, an obesity specialist at Mayo Clinic, pioneered the way for research on the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle by publishing an article in Science Magazine. Levine’s conclusion was that "Any extended sitting – such as behind a desk at work or behind a wheel – can be harmful". Levine has even gone as far as labeling sitting as "the disease of our time"... Read full article