New research provides compelling arguments for having Treadmill Desks available in your office and encouraging a more active workforce. Detrimental health implications of inactivity include anything from weight gain to shorter life span, but also translate into financial implications. Walking and working not only offsets the costs related to absenteeism and healthcare, it also improves productivity, a recent study suggests.
Lower Healthcare Costs
Researchers from the University of Queensland's School of Human Movement Studies found that even a moderate increase in physical activity could reverse healthcare costs. Participant data showed that healthcare costs for inactive participants was $94 higher than that of highly active participants.Read more
A pilot study among South African companies found that the employed population was at an increased risk for non-communicable diseases (like cardiovascular diseases) and that a greater proportion of employees had poor lifestyle behaviours. Companies are directly affected by NCDs due to reduced employee productivity, increased absenteeism and increased likelihood of disability.Download Research Article (PDF)
A year-long controlled Treadmill Desk experiment with employees in a financial firm showed that, on average, supervisor ratings of employee productivity increased 10% and energy expenditure per day shot up by 70 calories.
Your ROI on a Treadmill Desk
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