Working out at work

Tired of sitting around at the office all day? No more! Here’s a novel idea: the treadmill desk.

Sold by TrekDesk, the treadmill desk targets restless office workers, sick of the sedentary lifestyle – both figuratively and literally. They say the key to exercise adherence is working it into your daily routine, and this is really taking that mentality one step further. It need not be a crazy idea – quite the contrary. Integrating exercise into the workplace could save money by reducing sick leave and improving morale.

Prevention, prevention, prevention
Inactivity is a major public health concern (or should be!), not only found at the heart of the obesity epidemic, but also as an independent risk factor for lifestyle-related diseases, of the same magnitude as smoking and an unhealthy cholesterol profile. Exercise is a wonderful means of improving cardiac health, and with ischemic heart disease reaching epidemic levels, preventative measures are ever-important.

Admittedly, this is unlikely to be high-intensity exercise, given obvious constraints such as getting work done and not wanting to show up for meetings dripping in sweat, but every step can make a difference. And besides, if you run or bike to work, you can always fit in your intervals then!

Let us know in the comments how you work exercise into your daily routine!

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About CERG

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Named the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine under Professor Ulrik Wisløff's leadership in 2011, CERG uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to combat lifestyle-related disease.

2 thoughts on “Working out at work

  1. Pingback: Hjerteforskning ved NTNU trekker frem gående arbeid | Kontormølla

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