Walk it off

Glamour (South Africa) - - Health -

If you are the av­er­age of­fice worker, you sit on your way to work, spend the day at your desk, and then you go home to sit down for din­ner and TV. All of which is a se­ri­ously bad idea when you con­sider the cur­rent wis­dom that sit­ting is the new smok­ing. But what to do about it? The an­swer is one that has won fans like Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, Steve Har­vey and Jimmy Kim­mel: the tread­mill desk. As its name im­plies, this in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar in­ven­tion al­lows you to work while walk­ing at your cho­sen pace. This sim­ple act of mov­ing im­proves brain func­tion, pos­ture, me­tab­o­lism, mus­cle tone and cir­cu­la­tion, which are all essential to gen­eral health and well­be­ing, notes Elis­a­beth Stavenga of Walk & Work, a lead­ing sup­plier of tread­mill desks in SA. The com­pany of­fers op­tions rang­ing from buy­ing to leas­ing. For info, call 083 555 1100 or visit walka­nd­work.co.za.

Vic­to­ria Beck­ham on her walk­ing work desk.

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