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TrekDesk Helps Workers Burn Extra Calories

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Greensboro, NC -- You always hear people say they need to move more. They exercise for several minutes and then go to work and sit for eight hours.

But experts at the fitness center at High Point Regional say even if you exercise three times a week, you're at the same risk for health issues as people who don't exercise if you sit all day at work.

So one answer is standing up. You burn an extra calorie for every two minutes you stand as oppose to sitting.

Many companies are now giving employees an option. The Wall Street Journal interviewed workers at Google and Facebook who are choosing the stand-up desk.

But it doesn't stop there.  An Arizona company makes a work station that attaches to a treadmill. They call it TrekDesk.

Workers slowly walk while they work. It costs about $500.

An American Cancer Society study shows women who sat more than six hours a day were 37% more likely to die prematurely than woman who sat for less than three hours.

The early death rate for men is 18% higher.

CBS, Wall Street Journal, TrekDesk, High Point Regional

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