As we continue to find new ways to fight obesity, interval training has come into vogue. The notion of doing short bursts of intense workouts is appealing to those who are strapped for time, but it can be a daunting notion to those who are trying to escape from a sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, research from Japan suggests an alternative. According to the New York Times, Dr. Hiroshi Nose at the Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine in Matsumoto, Japan developed an interval program around walking. In Dr. Nose’s program, participants would walk at a moderate pace for bursts of a few minutes, and then rest for a few minutes.
Thanks to amazing products like the UPLIFT Treadmill Desk, this kind of low-intensity interval program has never been easier to implement. With a treadmill desk, you can multi-task, starting your interval training without leaving the office. Dr. Shizue Masuki, lead author of a study on Dr. Nose’s findings, suggests that new users start by “perform[ing] the training for 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the afternoon and 10 minutes in the evening.” With a treadmill desk, you can knock out those intervals while at work, and the Bluetooth console makes it easy to track your progress by recording your time,distance, and calories burned. Got a long phone call, a report to look over, or some writing to do? With the UPLIFT Treadmill Desk, you can kill two birds with one stone by taking care of those tasks and exercising at the same time.
The study also emphasized the way that even gradual walking can help build habits that, over time, will lead to better long term health. You can start by walking in ten minute intervals and build up from there. With a treadmill at your desk, you can walk a little before or after work, or during lunch, to get the hang of it. Once you start getting into the swing of things, it’ll be easy to keep up the habit and increase your walking time.
Walking is terrific exercise that also has creative and intellectual benefits, making it a natural fit for the office. From Japan to the US, its clear: treadmill desks are for everyone!
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