Walk it off
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.