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To summerise this article:

Treadmill Desks

  • Walking while you work can really help save your health.
  • You burn about 100 calories per mile (1.6km) while walking at 1 mph
  • Walking can help with muscle imbalance and strengthen lower back issues (from sitting all day)
  • Walking can help with your overall wellness

There is also a lot of research done on the benefits of just walking. Not running, Not Cycling, Not Gym or Swimming, just Walking.

I know form my own experience that once I started walking at lunch (about 4km in 40 mins) I started to loose weight and feel generally a lot better both physically and mentally. Sure – it was tough at first – the first week – I couldn’t really manage more the 2km without really feeling it. And thats kind of the issue…

We sit at our desks, we maybe go to the gym occasionally. Is this enough? Most likely not. Why? Well…

If we look at how our bodies have evolved – they are supposed to be used to near constant motion. You can imagine that if and when they stop doing that – then they get lazy and weak. This is what happens when you sit all day. Even doing all that exercise during 3 sessions in the gym a week isn’t going to do much. You need to change how you do things…

Move around, use the stairs, walk to the shops instead of taking the car, even walk to work. When you get home, don’t just sit on the couch all evening, cook, clean, anything that requires you to move.

Do more than an hour a day of walking. Try to get at least 10,000 steps in. That’s enough to help fight the flab and get your body working for you instead of against you. That’s enough to help your body to begin getting in balance again. That’s enough to help fight off things like diabetes. That’s enough to fight off depression.

So – what are you going to do?

Stand up, walk around, get in balance, get wellness…

Get walking.Feeling Good

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