Our shift from rural life to an information age, in which work is often desk- or computer-bound and social media, mobile devices and TV dominate our free time, has led to us sitting more and moving less. 
Recently we have begun to see the detrimental health effects of a sedentary lifestyle and its economic implications. Walk & Work provides treadmill desks that will improve employee health, productivity and happiness.

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What you might not know about a 'healthy weight'

January 27, 2017

The development of diabetes type 2 is often associated with obesity, however if your BMI is within the normal range, you may want to read further. Scientists of the University of Florida have published a study among adults with a healthy weight, which was aimed establishing the effect of physical activity on blood sugar levels. It was found that even though these adults were at a healthy weight (not overweight or obese), however they were not metabolically healthy. These individuals were considered to be ‘skinny fat’, meaning that the fat to lean muscle ratio was too high. As a result they are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood sugar, increased blood pressure, and absnormal cholesterol levels....

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November 14, 2016

In most offices, the workday is spent sitting down the majority of the day. Breaking up the sedentary day with walking or cycling, even in bouts of 10 to 30 minutes twice a day, can reduce blood glucose levels. A recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed this type of exercise during the day can make a big difference to your health. Researchers asked nine overweight people who didn’t have diabetes to do 10- to 30-minute interval sessions of standing, walking, or biking twice a day. That resulted in 5 to 12 percent lower average blood glucose levels compared with straight sitting for eight hours a day.  We would like to learn what difference such...

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