January 19, 2012

Treadmill lets Texas Medical Center doctor practice what he preaches


 Andrew Lee was up for the meetings, emails and conference calls that came with a new administrative post.But all that sitting? No thanks…The idea of a treadmill desk is generally credited to Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, whose research found people burned an extra 100 calories an hour while walking at the desks.Lee first saw one while visiting a friend who worked at the Mayo Clinic; now he walks between two and five miles a day while making phone calls and answering emails.

Houston Chronicle, by Jeannie Kever, 1/2/2012

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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