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Reducing Healthcare Costs for Small Business with Treadmill Desks
Date:11/24/2008

Health care costs are spiraling out of control for many small businesses. Treadmill desks offer a solution that restores health and assists in lowering the overall cost of health care.

Phoenix (Vocus) November 24, 2008 -- TrekDesk, a manufacturer of treadmill desks, has launched an educational campaign demonstrating the disease preventative benefits of walking while working and the potential reduction in the overall costs of medical care for small business.

Walking has been shown clinically to prevent the onset of our nations leading diseases including Type 2 diabetes and some of the most virulent strains of cancer. "Consistent daily walking has been shown as an effective means of warding off disease, maintaining health and significantly decreasing the need for medical treatment, yet most Americans walk much less than the minimum recommended guidelines of 10,000 steps a day set by the Surgeon General due to the sedentary nature of our employment. As a result we have an overweight population with all of the health concerns that accompany issues of obesity," states TrekDesk founder Steve Bordley.

The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) reports that total spending on health care was $2.3 trillion last year, equivalent to $7600 per person. Health insurance premiums for a family of four sky rocketed to $12,100 during this same period and single coverage premiums averaged more than $4,400 annually.

One tactic to save on health care is to buy high deductible "catastrophic" health insurance which is significantly less expensive (as much as 50%-75% less) however this strategy must be combined with a commitment towards exerc
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