• IS YOUR OFFICE CHAIR KILLING YOU?

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    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 »

  • Thinking on Your Feet

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    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 »

  • What is Inactivity Physiology?

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    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 »

  • Improving the Health of Employees

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Walking is clinically proven to prevent or mitigate the nation's major diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. It has proved an effective measure in promoting weight loss, prevention, improving mental and physical health and clearly demonstrated the need for medical attention. Chained to desks to go, most Americans are...more »

  • Your Body's Biggest Enemy

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    You might not want to take the following stat sitting down: According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, it's likely that you spend a stunning 56 hours a week planted like a geranium—staring at your computer screen, working the steering wheel, or collapsed in a heap in front of your high-def TV. And it...more »

  • Incentives to Alter Bad Health Habits

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Wu, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, not only works to promote better health in under served communities, but she has slipped a few things into her Oakland workplace to keep herself and fellow workers a little more fit. "We put in a tread desk," Wu said. "It's essentially for conference calls and you walk on the tread desk as...more »

  • Sitting is Deadly

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Here's a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly. Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods — even if you also exercise regularly — could be bad for your health. And it doesn't matter where the sitting takes place — at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or TV just the overall...more »

  • Exercise Benefits Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients, improves their quality of life and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, according to a new study. About 5 million people nationwide have heart failure, a potentially life- threatening condition in which the heart has a reduced ability to pump blood through the body. It is the leading...more »

  • Shrink Your Bottom While Contributing to the Companies Bottom Line

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    The TreadDesk lets employees whittle away the pounds by walking while they work, says inventor Jerry Carr, 47, of Fishers, Ind. With just a touch of a button, the desktop rises to a height that lets a person comfortably walk 1.5 mph while taking phone calls or even using a computer. "Ten years ago, this was not a viable business option," says Carr, "But the...more »

  • Steady Progress

    Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Stay in shape at work: Jerry Carr, president of TreadDesk inc., describes how his invention works to Carol Weiss- Kennedy, Lindsay Buuck and Kim Smith, all of Bloomington, during the 2009 INShape Indiana Health Summit on Tuesday at Hulman Center. Read the rest of the article!...

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