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Exercise: More Effective Than Antidepressants?

Commented Nov 11, 2011 at 16:22:35 in Healthy Living

“The Harvard Study referred to in this article showed that exercise as simple as walking 10,000 steps a day was 47% more effective in reducing depression symptoms than any of the often prescribed medications and those positive effects were experienced on average 3 weeks faster than a buildup of prescription medication. Americans walk on average 5,000 steps a day. No wonder we lead the world in depression medications! I use a TrekDesk treadmill desk at work and walk anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 steps per day. Walking works. Try it.”
Is Your Desk Job Bad For Your Health?

Is Your Desk Job Bad For Your Health?

Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 20:04:24 in Healthy Living

“Denny, your assumptions are spot on. Here is the science behind your logic. Even height weight proportionate individuals who exercise regularly and live a healthy lifestyle are at an 80% increased risk of cardiovascular disease and 46% increased risk of mortality from all diseases if they sit for just FOUR hours per day. Anyone with a desk job does that. Study was released just 3 months ago. I walk on a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. Cost me $479 and I added it to my treadmill. Great way to stay moving through the day. I'm with you, who needs experts when we all know we have to move to stay healthy.”
WATCH: Detoxing From Today's Modern Diet

WATCH: Detoxing From Today's Modern Diet

Commented Feb 23, 2010 at 13:32:21 in Healthy Living

“Detox naturally by allowing your cells to rid waste efficiently. Walking does this naturally. You can walk all day at your desk with a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. You will also improve health, lose weight, fight disease, improve productivity and boost your mood.”
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Put the Obesity Epidemic at the Top of the Agenda

Commented Nov 19, 2009 at 10:25:53 in Politics

“I think Mr. Thorpe paints a thoughtful comprehensive picture and shows us where our society is headed. Look back a generation to the 1960's. There was no obesity epidemic and our grocery stores did not offer any better options than today. We consume only 100 calories more per day now. What has changed? We no longer move as much. We burn some 600-700 calories less per day. 2-3 hour total commutes, 8-10 hour work days spent at a computer and then 500 cable channels at home on the couch. Americans walk an average 2 miles per day despite the minimum recommended 5 miles (10,000 steps). Why don't we walk or work out more? Number one reason cited by Americans is lack of time, number two is lack of motivation. We are too busy, too tired and too stressed and it is spiraling out of control. So, how do we change the dynamic? Seems logical that since the bulk of the day is spent at work and at school that we need intervention here the most. Work place measures should include movement like the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk which allow employees to walk while they work. Our diets need to be improved certainly but look a little to the past and you can see that our current situation is not the fault of any company. It is reflective of the societal changes that have led our lives to become sedentary.”

"The Nudge Factor" and Weight Loss

Commented Mar 4, 2009 at 18:40:44 in Healthy Living

“We tend to confuse ourselves and complicate things way too much today. 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight today. During the 1960's this was not the case. What has changed? Do we eat more? Not really, on average 100 calories per day more. However, we burn 700 calories LESS per day. That is a huge difference. Do the math and you will see why we are getting larger and unhealthier year by year. Our bodies were designed to walk 30-35 miles a day. You know, find the food, chase the food, kill the food, eat the food, go home. Today, most Americans are lucky if they walk 1-2 miles in a day. How do we reverse this? One great idea that is gaining acceptance is using a treadmill desk. You walk all day while you work and slowly the weight drops off and your health returns. There are a number of models out there. I like the TrekDesk the most but would encourage you to Google "treadmill desk" and see what you find.”
Scientists Endorse

Scientists Endorse "Brain Boost" Drugs: Beginning of End of Drug War?

Commented Dec 9, 2008 at 11:50:06 in Healthy Living

“"This commentary ignores recent studies that show Ritalin to be ineffective in performance enhancement over a three year period and harmful to growth and development in children, yet somehow these drugs are now considered the magic bullet for adults? It should raise alarm bells," states Steve Bordley, President of TrekDesk, a treadmill desk manufacturer. "None of these medications can make the claim that they boost memory and cognitive abilities, increase the amount of small blood vessels in the brain as much as 43%, or reduce the incidence of stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's over the long term. But a daily walking regimen accomplishes this without any potential risks and a long list of additional health benefits as well. You hear very little about this because no one makes any money telling you walking is the answer."

Categorizing these drugs as "smart drugs" seems to be both an oxymoron and a brilliant marketing ploy, exploiting American's drive to be at the top of their game.”
Walking From Milwaukee To Chicago

Walking From Milwaukee To Chicago

Commented Aug 29, 2008 at 19:43:33 in Chicago

“How about walking the equivalent but never leaving your office? You can do this with a treadmill desk like the TrekDesk. I saw this unique product at and have to have one!”