Burn Calories Walking on Your TreadmillThe New York City Marathon crowned Ethiopian runner Gebre Gebremariam men's champion in the winning time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 14 seconds and women's champion Kenya's Edna Kiplagat in 21:28:20, each expending approximately 5500 calories in the process. For the rest of the mortal field it is estimated that the overall average running time was approximately 4.75 hours and the average amount of calories expended was between 3,000-3,500. Most Americans will not run that amount of time or distance in a full calendar year yet they can burn an equivalent amount of calories in as little as two to three days using a device currently gaining traction in offices and homes across America: the TrekDesk treadmill desk.
Marathon Alternative: TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
Treadmill desks have gained notoriety in the past two years, however their cost has been a barrier for most workers, ranging in price from $4500-$6500. A company based in Phoenix, AZ, known as TrekDesk, offers a more economical solution for professionals who want to trade in the office chair and enhance their health.
A 160 lb. marathon runner will burn approximately 3,400 calories completing the NYC marathon in the average time of 4.75 hours. An employee using a TrekDesk treadmill desk eight hours daily could walk the calorie burning equivalent of a NYC Marathon (without breaking a sweat), in just two work days, states TrekDesk founder Steve Bordley, "unfortunately the average American currently takes 10.5 full days just to walk the equivalent distance of this marathon."
Walking while working is a little like the Tortoise and Hare analogy but it illustrates the effectiveness and power of daily walking. Most Americans lack the time to walk eight hours after work let alone train for a marathon but walking while working offers tremendous benefits in very short periods of time.
Treadmill desks offer significant health benefits whether utilized all day or for just a few hours. The Surgeon General recommends a minimum of 10,000 steps a day for optimum health which can easily be achieved in just 3-4 hours with a TrekDesk.
So, for the 305 million Americans that did not run the NYC marathon this weekend, relax. Save your joints and consider a slower but realistically effective approach to health for the rest of us: a TrekDesk treadmill desk.