Hummmmm… Work out or get work done?

Why choose? 

Walkway Workstations™ offer the best of both worlds – with great health and productivity benefits to boot!  

Health: 

Leading Mayo Clinic physician Dr. James A Levine has pioneered revolutionary research on the connection between sedentary lifestyles and health, which has led him to the simple conclusion that “your chair might be killing you.”

 The consequences of prolonged sitting include obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and poor mood. Further, when you sit, the rate at which you burn calories falls to 1 calorie per minute and the number of enzymes responsible for moving bad fats from the blood stream plunges.

 In contrast, the average person will burn about 100 calories for every mile they walk. Simply by standing, you burn three times as many calories as you do sitting. Muscle contractions, including the ones required for standing, trigger important processes related to the breakdown of sugars and fats. Walking is also clinically proven to improve circulation, enhance mood and increase energy[1].

[1] The energy expenditure of using a “walk and work” desk for office workers with obesity. British Journal of Sports Medicine. James Levine. Jennifer Miller. Published May 15, 2007. 

 

 

Productivity:

By its very nature, Walkway is efficient, enabling you to increase your physical activity while going about your regular business. And while it may seem counter-productive to take on two tasks at once, multiple research studies have confirmed treadmill desks increase productivity.

 For example, a year long study conducted by the University of Minnesota and published in multiple medical journals found that employees at a Minnesota-based financial services company improved performance across all three study measures: quality of work, quantity of work, and quality of interactions with colleagues[1]. This is study is not alone. Numerous research study findings support the conclusion that increased physical activity equates to increased productivity.    

[1] The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance. Avner Ben-Ner, Darla J. Hamann, Gabriel Koepp, Chimmay U. Manohar, James Levine. Published February 20, 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088620

 

 

[1] The energy expenditure of using a “walk and work” desk for office workers with obesity. British Journal of Sports Medicine. James Levine. Jennifer Miller. Published May 15, 2007. 

[1]{C} The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance. Avner Ben-Ner, Darla J. Hamann, Gabriel Koepp, Chimmay U. Manohar, James Levine. Published February 20, 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088620

 

 

Creativity:

Need inspiration? Get moving... 

Stanford researchers have recently found that walking increases creative inspiration. Four separate experiments confirmed that walking boosts creative ideation in real time and shortly following periods of movement. In fact, the average participant's creative output increased by over 60% when walking. 

 

Give your ideas some legs: The positive effect of walking on creative thinking. Published February 20, 2014. Marily Opezzo. Daniel Schwartz. Stanford University.