Women Exercise Almost Half As Much As Men: Does It Matter?

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On the heels of a study proving exercise alone is not enough to keep employees healthy comes another shocking revelation. Women’s exercise rates are nearly half that of men’s. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks can help.

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30 minutes of exercise though beneficial will have no impact on the health risks inflicted on a population that spends on average 70% of their waking hours immobile.

On the heels of a study that proved exercise alone cannot undue the health damages of sedentary office environments comes another study from Oregon State University that shows an alarming disparity of exercise between men and women. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a means to workout at work and an urgent reminder that men are in no position to gloat.

The study published today in the journal of Preventative Medicine came out of Oregon State University. Initially searching for correlations between physical activity, depression and metabolic syndrome, the study found that women accumulate an average of only 18 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day, compared to 30 minutes for men. The study authors noted that this increased a women’s odds of developing metabolic syndrome. "Those who get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day are less likely to be depressed, less likely to have high cholesterol and less likely to have metabolic syndrome."

How much less likely? Not much according to a number of studies published in the past year warns Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. “A study just this week from Finland showed that an emphasis needs to be made on the amount of time spent sitting as well as the amount of time dedicated toward exercise. 30 minutes of exercise though beneficial will have no impact on the health risks inflicted on a population that spends on average 70% of their waking hours immobile.”

Although regular exercise has well defined and chronicled health benefits, prolonged daily sedentary periods cause a number of major health risks despite previous physical activity during the day.

About 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. Walk for you, walk for others.

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