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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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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Why move? We're summarizing the benefits

November 11, 2016

  We al know that sitting for too long is unhealthy, and on the flip side, moving has tremendous health benefits. We've summed them up for you, in case you needed some encouragement to get up! Brain function: Moving ensures blood is pumped to your brain at a faster rate. As oxygen and nutrients are carried to all your body’s tissues through blood, it means there’s more available ingredients for your brain to think and function at its sharpest. Posture: Noticed how you are start slouching the longer you sit in front of your desk? Getting up, moving around and doing some stretches will help alleviate tension that builds up in your neck and spine. Metabolism: A 77 kg person...

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