Ellen Wu walks the walk, even when she's working. Wu, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, not only works to promote better health in underserved 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...more »
With summer in full swing, taking a walk outside is a convenient workout option. Trouble is, you're not always excited to get out and get moving. The solution? Spice up your fitness program with these fun new ways to walk. Read the rest of the article!...
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 soreness and achiness in her lower back...more »
SAN DIEGO —I used to live in Minneapolis where there was a bar called Stand Up Frank‘s. People used to say Stand Up Frank's poured the strongest drink in town, and the bar had few if any chairs. Hence the name. Ironically, Stand Up Frank's was onto something when it came to human health. I learned this while attending a presentation at the Hillcrest offices...more »
The writer Ayelet Waldman became a household name after a provocative op-ed piece in The New York Times in which she unapologetically announced that she loved her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, more than she did their four children. The essay, which also referred to the couple's "always vital, even torrid" sex life, led to a raucous appearance on...more »
Attention—deficit disorder (ADD), also called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is often surrounded by controversy over medication use and is perceived by many as a condition that is over treated. John J. Ratey, MD, advocates that exercise should be included in the treatment regimen, and that exercise can even reduce or eliminate the need for...more »
Winsted lawyer Ross Robinson (left) has used a stand—up desk for years, so he’s accustomed to spending his workdays on his feet. Now he’s taking that many steps further by slowly walking on a treadmill all day long while working at his desk. His goal: to lose 40 to 50 pounds. Robinson says he heard about a study Dr. James Levine conducted at the Mayo Clinic...more »
Corporate wellness is one of today's hottest trends, but Jerry Carr says his invention once would have been too wacky for the workplace. The 47-year-old Fishers entrepreneur has created a fitness machine, aptly named TreadDesk, that allows a person to work at his or her desk while walking on treadmill. "Ten years ago, this was not a viable business option,"...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!"