We would rather see people checking their pedometers every night rather obsessing over their weight scales.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) November 9, 2010
No one would argue that America suffers from an obesity epidemic with 2 out of 3 adults overweight and 50% of them clinically obese however too many individuals unable to reach healthy weight goals simply give up on exercise altogether. The developers of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk point out that research has proven that thin does not equal fit necessarily and that weight challenged individuals may achieve a healthy level of fitness despite the extra pounds.
“We believe the weight loss message is confusing to the American public,” states TrekDesk CEO Steve Bordley, “while it is important to maintain a healthy weight it has been proven that active overweight individuals are healthier than their thin sedentary counterparts. We would rather see people checking their pedometers every night rather obsessing over their weight scales.”
Researcher Carl-Etienne Juneau of the University of Montreal spoke to this directly. "People eat better and exercise more today than they did in the 1970’s yet obesity rates continue to rise." Dr. Juneau and Bordley believe that this historical contradiction is directly attributable to changes in work habits and work spaces.
TrekDesk was designed specifically to address these work space challenges and allow individuals to walk slowly while they work without ever leaving their desk.
Cardioligist C. Noel Bairey-Merz, Director of the Women’s Heart Center is one of many medical professionals professing that “fitness” trumps “fatness”. In an interview with NPR she warned that sedentary thin individuals were at a greater risk for premature death, disability and disease.
“Our movement revolution is dedicated to spreading the findings of medical professionals such as Dr. Bairey-Merz to Americans promoting the idea of continual daily movement for optimum health,” concluded Bordley.
TrekDesk is currently available for sale online at TrekDesk.com for $479.00 including free shipping. Join the TrekDesk “Movement Revolution” to learn more about these studies on TrekDesk’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/TrekDesk-Treadmill-Desk/80743563805
CONTACT: Steve Bordley