Living in Car-Dependent Suburbia

Kufahl, Pamela
July 2005
Fitness Business Pro;Jul2005, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p4
Trade Publication
Comments on the work of James Levine of the Mayo Clinic who has created an office of the future where employees can work at a vertical desk while walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike. Possibility of holding meetings while walking on an indoor track rather than sitting in a conference room; Increased caloric burn rates; Need for more companies to consider small steps, such as incorporating a walking track on one floor of their building or encouraging people to walk outside for small group meetings.


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