At Rolls-Royce, the future starts this week at its new office complex in Downtown Indianapolis. As the first relocated employees walk through badge-activated revolving doors into the two-building Rolls-Royce Meridian Center at South and Meridian streets, they'll find a radically altered work landscape. Two-thirds of them won't have an assigned desk. Most...more »
Scientists have found intriguing evidence that one major reason so many people are overweight these days may be as close as the seat of their pants. Literally. According to the researchers, most of us sit too much. In most cases, exercise alone, according to a team of scientists at the University of Missouri, isn't enough to take off those added pounds. The...more »
A brisk 30-minute walk or jog three times a week may be just as effective in relieving major depression as are standard antidepressant drugs, researchers have found. In the study, 156 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) were assigned to three groups: exercise, medication, or a combination of medication and exercise. To the surprise of...more »
"It's so hard, especially for women in the middle of the day — with the hair, the makeup," she says, 'I don't like working out early, and at the end of the day I want to go home and have a glass of wine Krivosha found the solution in an unlikely place: a client's conference room. There she experienced a Walkstation — a treadmill-equipped desk...more »
Researchers at the United States' National Cancer Institute analyzed 14 previous studies and found physical activity cuts the risk of endometrial cancer by 20 percent to 40 percent when compared with sedentary women. The study was published online today in the British Journal of Cancer. It was paid for by the National Cancer Institute. Scientists have long...more »
LONDON — Women who regularly work up a sweat exercising have a 30 per- cent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study says. Researchers at the United States’ National Cancer Institute analyzed 14 previous studies and found physical activity cuts the risk of endometrial cancer by 20 percent to 40 percent when compared with...more »
Sitting could be the latest health hazard. In a study from the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who spent more leisure time sitting had a higher risk of mortality. Women who sat more than six hours a day were 37 percent more likely to die during a 14-year period than people who sat only three hours; for men, that number dropped to 18 percent....more »
Do you lead an active lifestyle or a sedentary one? The question is simple, but the answer may not be as obvious as you think. Let's say, for example, you're a busy guy who works 60 hours a week at a desk job but who still manages to find time for five 45-minute bouts of exercise. Most experts would label you as active. But Marc Hamilton, Ph.D., has another...more »
Like many millions of other office dwellers, Anne Rogers of Northampton used to spend her work days sitting at her desk for long stretches at a time. As she segued into middle age — she's 43 now — Rogers said she began putting on some extra pounds as her metabolism seemed to slow to a crawl. She'd also suffered from a soreness and aching in her...more »
Research shows that vital enzymes in your legs' blood vessels, which are responsible for siphoning fat out of the blood, virtually shut off when you're in the seated position. The excess fat floating around your bloodstream can negatively alter your cholesterol levels, increase your risk of heart disease, and contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes....more »
To Provide Office Workers the Opportunity to Walk While They Work.
"I've been using the TreadDesk for quite some time now and I can't say enough good things about it! The tread itself is quiet, responsive, compact, and sturdy. Working while standing up and walking has been an easy adjustment, and my base speed has increased steadily. I'm a college professor, and have spent the last twenty years sitting at my desk. I set up my computer at my TreadDesk so that when I'm working on it I'm standing or walking. I really wish I had this arrangement from the very beginning. I can't imagine ever going back!"