CHICAGO (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
As you read this, chances are you’re sitting down. Today, most office workers find themselves chained to a desk, with little to no activity throughout the day. It wasn’t always this way, and businesses are increasingly feeling the strain on employee health.
But one company is working to reverse the problem, by reinventing the idea of the traditional office space and putting it on display at Chicago’s NeoCon, from June 10-12.
LifeSpan’s “Workplace Solutions” transforms ordinary offices into activity centers, with banks of treadmill and bike desks for employees to walk or cycle while they work. The equipment was designed so workers never sound out of breath, break a sweat or disturb their neighbors. And they can tally up more than a marathon’s worth of distance in a single workweek, without even thinking about it.
From big steps involving entire floor plans, to little steps with stand-alone treadmill and bike desks, LifeSpan will present new ways to bring activity back into the workday, fitting every employee, office configuration and budget.
Visitors to LifeSpan’s NeoCon booth, #8-4042, can test-drive active workplace gear and see employees in motion, using:
LifeSpan’s Workplace Solutions come at a time when the link between sedentary behavior and chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes – even early death – is becoming clearer. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology concluded that women who sat six or more hours per day were 37 percent more likely to die than women who spent less than three hours a day sitting. For men, the risk was 18 percent higher. Although active workplaces are not meant to replace exercise, every authority agrees on the benefit of incorporating more movement in a day.
For more information, visit http://www.lifespanfitness.com or contact Adam Ritchie at (617) 819-4237 / lifespan(at)aritchbrand(dot)com.
LifeSpan makes fitness gear that keeps you physically active, at home and at work. Combining comfort, quality, design and affordability, LifeSpan uses technology to track your real-world progress against your virtual goals. Consistently winning awards from trusted sources, including Health magazine’s “America’s Healthiest Company,” LifeSpan’s commitment to health goes beyond business, to its work with medical nonprofits and community fitness events. LifeSpan was founded in 2002, and is based in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit lifespanfitness.com.
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LifeSpan Communal Active Work Station (patent pending)
LifeSpan Cubicle Active Work Station (patent pending)
Walking and working on a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk:
Cycling and working on a LifeSpan Bike Desk:
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