Our thanks to Ron Veilleux of MT ErgoFit for this eye-opening post.
Sitting, the new smoking? This and other tag lines have come to the forefront of what some are calling, “sitting disease.” Recent studies have shown that between 60 and 70% of Americans spend six or more hours sitting a day. Furthermore, studies show that if these Americans would cut their sitting time in half, (sitting less than 3 hours per day), their life expectancy would increase by roughly 2 years.
At MT ErgoFit we work with folks to create alternative office environments to reduce sitting in the workplace. Our treadmill desk line offers one of the best alternatives to the classic office sitting environment. People who are using treadmill desks on average of 3-4 hours a day are burning an extra 2000 calories in a 5-day work week. Our clients who are using the units are finding they have more energy in the afternoon hours of the day compared to when they would sit. They also report a fresher feeling at the end of the day rather than a “low-energy” type feeling they would have after sitting all day.
A complete Treadmill desk unit starts at $1299, and standing desks conversions start at $450. These small investments can bring immediate positive health improvements, and based on the studies mentioned above, they may just help you live longer. Rethink the way you work . . . today.
Contact Ron Veilleux by calling 406-370-7040, or visit the website by clicking here.