Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Walking at Work
Well someone has done it, you can now walk on a treadmill and surf the web, answer email and talk on the phone. The treadmill moves fast enough to raise your heart rate but not sweat. This could be my office tomorrow, "Instead of being sedentary in front of their computers, they'd stand. But instead of standing still, they'd walk on a treadmill. And instead of meeting around a conference table, they'd talk business while walking laps on a track.
That's exactly how Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher, and several of his colleagues have been working for the past five weeks or so.
"I hate going to the gym, which may be partly why I'm so interested in this," he said, keeping up a 1 mph pace on his treadmill while checking e-mail and fielding questions from a reporter.