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Walking while you work: A new trend in workplace fitness

The TR1200-DT, a treadmill/desk combo with large armrests

The TR1200-DT, a treadmill/desk combo with large armrests for stability and a slot to stow cables and cords. The model retails at $1,299.99 at sears.com, bjs.com and lifespanfitness.com. (Credit: Handout)

If you're anything like me, you hate being tied down to a chair all day at your desk.

The fact is that sitting for an extended period of time is bad for your health. According to the Mayo Clinic's website, sitting for large chunks of your day can lead to any number of health complications including excess body fat around your waist, elevated blood pressure, raised blood sugar, etc.

But what can you do to combat these issues? You have to be productive, after all.


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Well, one company in Indianapolis has taken the first step in promoting better employee health. Its solution? Walking.

Walking workstations are available online for purchase through various retailers, though they typically run upward of $1,200.

What do you think about the implementation of walking workstations -- would you use them?

Let us know in the comments below.

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