If you've watched us on Calton Nutrition TV you have probably seen us filming at our treadmill desks. We thought we would take a few minutes to share why we love them, as well as why these types of activity stations are so beneficial in any office!
When we first learned about these desks, we had a hard time getting our heads around the idea of walking and working at the same time. now we spend about 2 hours a day on them, burning calories and even believe it or not we find that they help us concentrate better!
Lots of you probably spend 40+ hours per week at your desk, and have a hard time squeezing in exercise at the beginning or end of your work days. We've compiled some benefits and stats for you to take a look at, and why you should consider getting your very own treadmill desk!
Can you believe that 75% of healthcare dollars go towards preventable conditions? Employers are now turning to corporate wellness programs to battle healthcare costs and to improve the health and productivity of employees (source: CDC). Broken down per individual, medical spending is about $1,429 higher for an overweight person than it is for someone of normal weight. Take a look at these conditions below that can be caused by sitting in one place all day:
- Neck spasms
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Chronic weight gain
- Slower metabolism
- Vein thrombosis, and more.
Researchers suggest that increasing daily activity can help improve employee health and reduce these costs. Additionally, it is believed that reducing the amount of time spent seated each day by less than three hours can boost life expectancy an additional two years. TWO YEARS!
That research proves to be great reason for individuals and companies alike to incorporate measures that promote health and fitness! If you're looking to start incorporating more of these, we suggest starting with the basics. Taking short walks on your lunch break or multiple times throughout the day, as well as opting to take the stairs is a great place to start. Although, ideally, we think these treadmill desks are ideal because not only can you get your work done and burn calories at the same time, but we also find they help us to concentrate!
Click here to learn more about the desks, and see what bonuses are offered with purchase!