MONTREAL (CBS) – Sitting is killing us and the four o’clock slump is real, but a new study claims there might be a solution: treadmill desks.
The research, which is published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, looked at the short-term benefits of sporadic walking on a treadmill desk.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley As Snow Moves In
Workers who either walked on the treadmill desk or sat at a traditional desk were given a reading task. Both groups were then asked to perform a memory and attention task while seated.
The scientists found that the workers who had used the treadmill desk had a short-term increase in memory and attention.READ MORE: Eagles Fans At McGillin's Old Ale House Disappointed In 'Embarrassing' Loss To Buccaneers
“This can be seen behaviorally, subjectively, and neurophysiologically,” the researchers write, leading them to conclude that, “in addition to having health benefits for workers, [treadmill desks] can also be beneficial for businesses by enhancing workforce performance.”
Hear that? Time to tell management you need a treadmill desk — for your sake and theirs.MORE NEWS: Officials Across Delaware Valley Focus On Road Preparations In Anticipation Of Snow, Rain