News

More Americans workout while working

More Americans workout while working

Josh Baldonado, an administrative assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance, works at a treadmill desk in the firms offices in Carmel, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Workers sign up for 30 slots not he treadmills and have their phone and computer transferred to the workstations. Being glued to your desk is no longer an excuse for not having time to exercise as a growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the work day at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving work stations. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Michael Conroy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being glued to your desk is no longer an excuse for not having time to exercise.

A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the work day at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations.

Retailers say sales of treadmill desks that let you work while walking 1-2 mph are way up as large corporations, including Microsoft, Coca Cola and Procter & Gamble, have started buying the workstations in bulk.

Companies say they like the idea of helping employees stay healthy, lose weight and reduce stress — especially if it means lower insurance costs and higher productivity.

Recent studies have shown that too much sitting can lead to obesity and increase the risk of blood pressure and heart disease.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Chris Daughtry heading back to TV

Fresh
Chris Daughtry arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is heading back to the small screen for the new TV series "Studio City."

in Music

Ed Sheeran splits from girlfriend

Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in London, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Ed Sheeran is single again after splitting from girlfriend Athina Andrelos.

in Music

Kendrick Lamar’s leaked album debuts at number one

Kendrick Lamar performs at the iTunes Festival during the SXSW Music Festival on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

Kendrick Lamar scores his first TransAtlantic double chart-topper with To Pimp a Butterfly.

in Music

Miley Cyrus recovering after teeth extraction

In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her “Bangerz” concert at Kansas City’s Sprint Center as planned. A Cyrus spokeswoman says the 21-year-old entertainer canceled her performance Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Miley Cyrus is nursing a swollen mouth after having five teeth removed on Wednesday.

in Entertainment

‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

gracegealey

Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?