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Bring a Treadmill to Work…
Why join a gym when you can drop some poundage from your
very own desk!
The New York Times put an article out recently that grabbed my attention; it was about the latest craze in personal fitness … imagine bringing a treadmill to work and saving time all at once?! Think of all those days you woke up with the first crow of the rooster to drag your lazy-a to the gym before the strike of 9 a.m.; how about all those days you were too tired to haul to the gym after a jam-packed day at work? Well my friends, those days are o-v-e-r!
Let’s face it, we live in a very lazy society where obesity is becoming more and more of an epidemic each year … so why not work out during your 9-5 schedule? According to the article in TNYT, in 2005, Dr. Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, led a study showing that those who are lean burn approximately 350 more calories a day than those who are overweight, just by doing your ordinary officy things. Pretty surprising, huh? Not so much…
To include a little more movement into the days of rudimentary workers (Levine said he is also one of those people), Dr. Levine concocted to ultimate workout machine; he did this by sliding a bedside hospital tray over a $400 treadmill. Jeeze, why didn’t I think of that?
Since then, enthusiasts have been following Levine’s example, constructing workout machines from the easiest of ideas to those that could honestly be mistaken for Robo-Cop. But alas, there’s been a recent introduction of an all-in-one treadmill from Details, which is inching its way into the lives of those who need a change of pace.
The Walkstation, in which Dr. Levine took part in the developmental process, costs about $4,000. Click here to see if this walker is for you! It supposedly has a quiet motor that is designed for low speeds. Hmmk, then.
Hey, I say if you have some disposable income, want to stimulate the economy, and have a few extra pounds to lose, this product’s for you!