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From eNewsletter 5/15/2024

DID YOU KNOW that a new study performed at the Mayo Clinic suggests that active workstations incorporating a walking pad, bike, stepper and/or standing desk are successful strategies for reducing sedentary time and improving mental cognition at work without reducing job performance?

When participants used the active workstations, their brain function either improved or stayed the same, and their typing speed slowed down only a bit. However, the accuracy of their typing was not affected. The study also revealed improved reasoning scores when standing, stepping and walking as compared with sitting.

Extended sedentary behavior, whether at work or home, increases a person's risk of preventable chronic diseases. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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