Worldwide Study Confirms Weather’s Effect on Walking, TrekDesk Treadmill Desks Offer Solution

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A recent study from Canada’s McGill and Concordia universities evaluated the effect of weather on walking in nine cities around the world. Their results point toward a need for creative solutions to increase activity levels, TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a solution.

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Regardless of the weather or time of day, TrekDesk allows employees the opportunity to walk while they work, improve their health and boost their productivity and mood.

Researchers from McGill and Concordia Universities in Canada studied pedestrian behavior in nine cities across the globe to measure the effect of weather on walking activity. They found a significant reduction in walking levels due to inclement conditions that need to be addressed by employers and city planners. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a unique solution.

The study, published recently in the Journal of Environment and Behavior, tracked walking habits in nine cities with populations ranging from 18,000 to 1.2 million from November thru May between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

"Precipitation had by far the largest effect on walking levels. The largest decrease was seen in Rousse (Bulgaria), where walkers decreased by 42 per cent," stated senior author John Zacharias, a professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, Dr. Zacharias stated that most cities experienced an average 32 per cent decline in walking during rainy or snowy days. "Conversely, there is a substantial and significant rise in pedestrian flow when it's not raining or snowing. A 5 per cent increase in sunlight was associated with a 2 per cent increase in walkers."

There is already global recession in activity levels in developed nations around the globe due to the sedentary nature of office employment. Employees have no margin for error when it comes to activity levels out of the office, that’s where TrekDesk offers a unique advantage.

“Regardless of the weather or time of day, TrekDesk allows employees the opportunity to walk while they work, improve their health and boost their productivity and mood,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. “

Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk treadmill desk is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of exercise daily to maintain health, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation. Workout at work with TrekDesk. No sweat!

TrekDesk is currently available for sale online at TrekDesk.com for $479.00 including free shipping.

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