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Obesity and Inactivity -- The Biggest Threat to the Nation's Health
Date:12/8/2009

America’s health reform will be severely compromised without an all out war on obesity and inactivity. TrekDesk offers a valuable tool in the nation’s biggest health battle.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) December 7, 2009 -- A critical component to the success of the current health care overhaul and the biggest challenge facing most Americans today is acquiring sufficient amounts of daily physical activity to combat obesity and the onset of America’s most dangerous health adversaries: heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Treadmill desks represent a unique solution that allow individuals the opportunity of obtaining healthy exercise to combat the rising tide of obesity while still completing their work responsibilities at the office.

A study published with the annual America’s Health Rankings report cast a long shadow on the future of American health care by predicting that by 2018 43% of the adult American population will be obese and the cost of obesity related diseases will more than quadruple to $344 annually, 21% of the total health care spending.

Stated simply, obesity has become a threat not only to our health but economic security and sustainable quality of life.

Currently, health care providers are incentivized to treat disease more than to prevent it. They often see the patient at the point where care is most expensive and least likely to be effective. Greater emphasis on screening, prevention and patient education are essential.

Employers over the last generation have engineered movement out of the workspace environment and should be encouraged to re-engineer the work place with a variety of measures which introduce natural movement back into the workplace. We evolved over millions of years as an upright species dependent upon movement for overall health, this must be reintroduced into the work environment or even the best potential
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