Are you a marathon runner? Avid gym go-er? Spin class addict? We know how you feel! You love the natural energy and mood boost that you get from exercise. It’s worth rising before daylight, running a few miles, or hitting the bike before heading into the office. Your dedication to staying active is a key part of your life . . . so why not stay active for those 8+ hours you spend at work each day?
Over 80% of America’s workforce has a sedentary job. Computers keep us attached to our desks more than ever. Being active outside of work is great, but if you’re spending over 40 hours a week in your office chair, all those hours can take a toll on your body. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, two hours of sitting cancels out the respiratory benefits of 20 minutes of exercise. That hour run you took this morning is now canceled out after 6 hours at your office chair.
Researchers have dubbed this the “active couch potato” phenomenon. People who are very active outside of work, still spend significant amounts of time sitting. The medical evidence continues to show that time spent sitting in a chair has negative health effects, independent of the time that people spend exercising.
More and more athletes are turning to treadmill desks to continue progressing in their health and exercise goals. The Rebel Treadmill 1000 is the perfect option for someone who wants their fitness routine to continue even in the office.
Check out the May 2015 Triathlete Magazine to see how Rebel Desk, and other great products can be used in the workplace to keep your body and mind in shape!