Long hours spent sitting at work, at home and commuting increase the risk of a multitude of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders, such as back and neck pain. Regular exercise is not enough to counteract all the negative effects of sedentary behaviour.
However, reducing the time you sit by standing up during your workday has been shown to have a positive effect on your overall health. It stands to reason that moving would be even better.
Work out while you work!
That’s why AJ Products has launched a walking treadmill that is designed to be simple to use at your desk. With a maximum speed of 3.5 miles per hour, the new desk treadmill from AJ Products encourages walking rather than running.
This allows users of all levels of fitness to keep moving and increase their heart rate without breaking a sweat. A slow steady pace is sufficient to improve your fitness levels. This type of light exercise increases blood circulation and burns more calories than sitting or standing still, which boosts oxygen and energy levels.
Small changes in your behaviour can make a big difference to your overall well being: doing low-intensity exercise at your desk, walking to work, taking the stairs instead of the lift… the more movement you can fit into your day, the better it is for your health.
AJ Products is a supplier of workplace furniture and interior solutions that focuses on ways to solve the problem of a sedentary workday. As a member of ukactive, an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote active lifestyles, the company is committed to making workplaces healthier and more active through an innovative and ever-growing range of sit-stand furniture and by raising public awareness of the health risks of prolonged sitting.
Find out more at https://www.ajproducts.co.uk/