Swedish Researchers Publish Study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Confirming Physical Activity Boosts Sedentary Worker’s Productivity

Recent research has confirmed a multitude of health benefits attributable to the incorporation of physical activity into sedentary work environments, however no formal studies had yet established its effect on worker productivity. Researchers at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet have just published a study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that states what most health experts expected, physical activity leads to productivity gains in the work place. TrekDesk treadmill desks facilitate movement by allowing employees to walk slowly while they perform normally sedentary based desk tasks.

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Walking while working with a TreKDesk Treadmill Desk

With previous proven results of 15% increases in cognitive abilities and marked increases in energy and health levels we are not surprised by the results of this study. The challenge is getting corporations to take notice.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 09, 2011

Allowing workers to move through out the work day leads to higher productivity according to a recent study out of Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institutet just published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The challenge is finding time in the day to allow for the activity. TrekDesk treadmill desks facilitate movement by allowing employees to walk slowly while they perform normally sedentary based desk tasks.

“This increased productivity comes, on the one hand, from people getting more done during the hours they are at work, perhaps because of increased stamina and, on the other hand, from less absenteeism owing to sickness," says researchers Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz and Henna Hasson, in a released statement.

The one year study focused on three groups, one granted 2.5 hours of physical activity during the work weeks, the second group was granted 2.5 hours free time (with no physical activity) and the third group worked the full 40 hour weeks with no physical activity.

The results confirmed that employees that were allowed to engage in physical activity as opposed to those confined to their desks showed measurable gains in productivity and in self-assessed productivity, reporting greater work capacities and fewer sick days.

“While there are many studies that show significant health benefits gained by walking 10,000 steps per day, this is one of many to come confirming the measurable increases in productivity,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. “With previous proven results of 15% increases in cognitive abilities and marked increases in energy and health levels we are not surprised by the results of this study. The challenge is getting corporations to take notice.”

Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk is an affordable, full sized workstation allowing 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.

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