April 2, 2013

The Latest in Office Supplies: Treadmills

By Logan Lafferty

Behrens was so alarmed by research pointing to possible long-term health consequences from sitting for extended periods of time that he pitched a solution to his local state legislator: installing treadmill desks that would allow state workers to walk at slow speeds while they are working…At a recent hearing on the bill, Mayo Clinic endocrinologist James Levine testified about the potential health benefits via video conference call while walking on a treadmill desk. “We've had extensive experience in deploying these types of programs and universally have seen either positive responses from employees' improved health or improved productivity," said Levine, who is widely credited with popularizing the concept.

Additional Coverage: The Olympian (WA)


Stateline (Pew Charitable Trust news service) by Melissa Maynard

Tags: Dr. James Levine, health benefits, productivity, Stateline, treadmill desks, treadmills, Wellness

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