Navigation Links
Brain Boosting Drugs vs. Walking: Treadmill Desk Manufacturer Promotes Common Sense
Date:12/8/2008

The use of "brain enhancing" drugs is increasing at an alarming rate yet a superior, simpler, natural solution exists: a treadmill desk.

(Vocus) December 8, 2008 -- Purported "brain enhancement" drugs such as Ritalin, Modafinil, and Cephalon have seen a 300% rise in use in the United States during the past decade according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This dramatic rise in use is driven by healthy individuals seeking to gain a competitive edge and boost performance at work or in school, undeterred by potential long term risks. A company based in Phoenix, Arizona is promoting a safer, more effective means of achieving these brain enhancement performance goals: a treadmill desk.

In an opinion piece published in the journal Nature several scientists and professionals are arguing for the recognition and promotion of these drugs as brain enhancers despite the potential risks of dependency and lack of long term health impact studies.

"This commentary ignores recent studies that show Ritalin to be ineffective in performance enhancement over a three year period and harmful to growth and development in children, yet somehow these drugs are now considered the magic bullet for adults? It should raise alarm bells," states Steve Bordley, President of TrekDesk, a treadmill desk manufacturer. "None of these medications can make the claim that they boost memory and cognitive abilities, increase the amount of small blood vessels in the brain as much as 43%, or reduce the incidence of stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's over the long term. But a daily walking regimen accomplishes this without any potential risks and a long l
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Draining away brains toxic protein to stop Alzheimers
2. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
3. Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits
4. Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing
5. Brain cells work differently than previously thought
6. Vaccine Stops Alzheimers Brain Tangles
7. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
8. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
9. Free will takes flight: how our brains respond to an approaching menace
10. Alcoholics With Cirrhosis Have More Brain Damage
11. Brain Lesions Predict MS Progression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Boosting Drugs vs. Walking: Treadmill Desk Manufacturer Promotes Common Sense
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... The Hydration ... allopathic medicine, opens its second location this week at 31542 S. Coast Hwy, ... feet of lounge space for patients to relax while receiving safe and effective ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... forward to it; others dread it. However, few are prepared to face the academic ... once school starts. Our schools haven’t prepared them since schools don’t teach students how ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... the upper extremity surgical market, announced today that more than 600 successful patient ... in the hand. Plus, nearly 70 of these procedures have been on ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Lakeview Health, a nationally recognized ... Overdose Awareness Day. The goal is to provide people information regarding drugs and ... they may get help. , Lakeview Health will be publishing information ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... Pentec ... prestigious 2015 Inc. 5000 List for an impressive sixth consecutive year. Less than 5 ... with only twelve firms in the “health” sector. Pentec’s 3-year revenue growth rate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 2Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 3Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 4Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 2Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 3Health News:Trigger Tome Surpasses 600 Successful Patient Procedures 2Health News:August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – Lakeview Health to Help Bring Awareness 2Health News:Pentec Health Once Again Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America 2
... Tenn., Jan. 13 The National Eczema Association,(NEA) awarded ... Lotion. , The NEA Seal ... Education (EASE) program, which is intended to improve the,quality ... eczema and sensitive,skin. , "These ...
... now open for a more rewarding challenge , ... Jenkintown, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2009 ... resolutions and according to USA.gov, losing weight and getting fit are among the ... many of those eager to fulfill their vows is to lace up their ...
... to meet their customers, product needs quickly and efficiently, Nationwide Medical/Surgical ... 2009-2010 season beginning in August. , ... (Vocus) January ... the Flu Vaccine for the 2009-2010 flu season. ...
... persistence to seek out the best treatment options available ... leg today. Bill,s proactive efforts led him to revolutionary ... Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio, where a team of ... During the minimally invasive procedure, they also found and ...
... announces the launch of their new website www.GlaceComplete.com . ... to Glenwood Systems and the company,s turbo-charged practice management/billing system GlaceComplete ... information. , ... Waterbury, CT (PRWEB) January Monday 12, ...
... of the 21,000 Americans who die each year of ... likely cause. So, the American Association of ... Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) with a ... those who never smoked. Those making the connection, along ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Eczema Association Anoints Theraplex Child-Friendly Eczema Products with Seal of Acceptance 2Health News:The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut 2Health News:The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut 3Health News:The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut 4Health News:Nationwide Medical/Surgical Announces They Will Carry Flu Vaccine 2Health News:Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio 2Health News:Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio 3Health News:Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio 4Health News:Glenwood Systems, LLC Launches New Website -- GlaceComplete.com 2Health News:Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy 2Health News:Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy 3Health News:Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy 4
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015  Kastle Therapeutics (Kastle), ... commercializing pharmaceuticals for diseases with high unmet medical ... executives to key commercial operating positions. ... President, Commercial; Sean was previously Global Marketing Director ... appointed as Director, Commercial Strategy and Analytics; Nick ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015  OncoSec Medical Incorporated ... intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that members of its ... events in September, including: , First ... Biology, Medicine and Food & Environmental Technologies; Portoroz, ... 17th Annual Global Investment Conference; New York, ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , September 2, 2015 ... for global clinical trials review of H2, 2015 ... with an objective to enhance decision making capabilities ... Complete report on Keratoconus market clinical trials review ... 10 institutes / government organizations and supported with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kastle Therapeutics Announces Key Additions to Commercial Leadership 2Kastle Therapeutics Announces Key Additions to Commercial Leadership 3OncoSec to Present at Scientific and Investment Conferences in September 2OncoSec to Present at Scientific and Investment Conferences in September 3OncoSec to Present at Scientific and Investment Conferences in September 4OncoSec to Present at Scientific and Investment Conferences in September 5Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 2Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 3Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 4Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 5
... protein 4 (IGFBP-4) is a 24 kDa protein ... IGF-I and IGF-II. It is also present in ... 28 kDa. IGFBP-4 has been identified in all ... types, including fibroblasts, neuroblastoma, prostate and bone cells ...
... the adrenal gland and gonads, is the ... both of which may be subsequently converted ... activity, estimated at ~(less than or equal ... androstenedione levels often exceed testosterone in both ...
... Inhibins are heterodimeric proteins that suppress ... from the pituitary. Inhibin consists of two ... linked together. Inhibin A consists of the ... the alpha-subunit and betaB-subunit. Only the dimeric ...
... a 7.5 kDa peptide which is secreted primarily ... mitogenic and metabolic actions involved in cellular growth. ... to target cell receptors. IGF-II binds with high ... monomeric protein which also serves as the receptor ...
Medicine Products: