Sit, Spin, Type: Would You Pedal While You Work?

Senior Man Riding BikeA recent review of existing research suggests there is “strong evidence” that time spent sitting is linked to a higher risk of death during the studies’ follow-up periods.

That’s bad news for those of us who are desk-bound for long stretches at a time at work. And using the stairs instead of the elevator can only get you so far. We’ve written before about one proposed solution to the problem: walking on a slow-moving treadmill while doing your work.

Another option, featured in research just published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, doesn’t require a wholesale rejiggering of office work stations. It’s a very quiet portable pedal exercise machine that you can buy from the manufacturer for under $200, including basic software that records your progress on your PC. You can adjust the resistance on the under-the-desk machine to either tool along easily or work hard enough to huff and puff (just keep your conference call on mute.)

Read on…

By Katherine Hobson in the Wall Street Journal Health Blog

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Scienta Health on December 1st 2010 in Topics of Interest

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