Neville Owen Explains the Health Impact of Sedentary BehaviourNovember 23, 2011
The Telegraph: Could a treadmill desk save your life?December 4, 2011
If Evin Mullins sits too long, she gets stiff and uncomfortable. Having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis makes sitting at work all day hard on her hips.
NiCole Keith, a regular exerciser, wanted to find a way to weave more movement into her typically sedentary work day as a professor.
The solution they both found: a treadmill work station.
“It’s doing me good,” said Mullins, 25, Indianapolis. A concierge for Business Furniture Corp., she has walked 105 miles at her work station since March. “It’s doing the company good. I’m more energized and focused when I’m using it.”
Keith, an associate professor of exercise science at IUPUI, says that slowly walking three to six miles a day at work supplements her jogging, cycling and weight lifting. It could also help prevent some chronic diseases.
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