AZ Firm Offers Exercise Desk

November 2, 2009 ( - A Phoenix, Arizona, company is now marketing an office desk that can be attached to an exercise treadmill, which it says will allow workers to continue their professional chores while staying fit.

A news release from TrekDesk said the product is a full-sized, height-adjustable work station. TrekDesk allows employees to meet the Surgeon General’s recommendation to walk five miles per day in as little as 2.5 – 3 hours while they work.

According to the news release, Treadmill desks are already in use by major corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Humana, Mutual of Omaha and Best Buy, but TrekDesk claims to offer a lower-priced version.

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In 2005, Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher in Rochester, Minnesota, rigged his desk so he could stand and walk slowly on a treadmill while working, and a year later 10 other employees and the Mayo Foundation’s president were using an enhanced version of the workstation (see Treadmill Workstations Take Multi-tasking to a New Level ) .