The American Diabetes Association and the CDC have released some sobering statistics concerning the parallel rise in diabetes and obesity rates in the United States. Treadmill desks offer employers an effective means of combating this trend afflicting their workforce.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) December 14, 2009 -- Rates of diabetes are climbing across America due in large part to the alarming parallel climb in obesity rates. Despite this rise the American Diabetes Association has stated that the rate of diabetes could be cut in half with adequate amounts of exercise, proper diet and lifestyle. However this information has gone unheeded both by a majority of employees and employers. Noting the negative impact of sedentary occupations on health, companies are searching for creative methods of re-introducing movement into the workspace. TrekDesk is helping blaze the trail.
“Obesity and diabetes are basically the two conditions of greatest concern for U.S. adults right now," said Edward Gregg, chief of epidemiology and statistics in the CDC's division of Diabetes Translation. "We think these increases in obesity and diabetes partially reflect the cultural shifts that are affecting all of us."
The largest cultural shift affecting our nation has occurred in just one generation. During the 1960’s there wasn’t an obesity epidemic and the diabetes levels were much lower than today. What changed? Activity levels mainly. Two hour commutes, sedentary desk jobs and home recreation have translated into a burgeoning health epidemic.
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