Walking Whilst Working

Christie Chisholm
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Could working out suck any more?
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I’m not sure if this is a potentially positive thing or just a statement about how utterly pathetic the quality of our lives has become. According to this article, a couple of researchers designed a workstation/treadmill to get obese employees into shape while on the job. Has it really come to this? Is our culture so obsessed with work that the only way we can manage to get up and walk is by gluing a computer in front of our faces? Sad.

Here’s the first paragraph of the article, which has an amusing amount of redundancy and alliteration ("workers working at a walking workstation … walking whilst working"):

"US scientists who observed obese office workers working at a walking workstation, a combination of a stand up desk and a treadmill, suggest that a few hours a day of walking whilst working could help them lose 20 to 30 kilos (44 to 66 pounds) a year assuming they did not overeat at the same time." Read more.

For a different take, check out our feature last year on office exercise.
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