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Title: Treadmill Desks at LANL - Pilot Study

Abstract

It is well established that sedentariness is the largest, preventable contributor to premature death, eclipsing smoking in recent years. One approach to reduce sedentariness is by using a treadmill desk to perform office work while walking at a low speed.We found an increased interest level when the treadmill desks were first introduced to LANL, but after a few months interest appeared to drop. It is possible that treadmill desk use was occurring, but subjects did not record their use. The treadmill desks will not be readily available for purchase by employees due to the study outcome. Additionally, conclusive changes in body measurements could not be performed due to lack of follow up by 58% of the participants.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1296628
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-25689
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Ergonomic Evaluations; Analysis and Assessment

Citation Formats

Fellows, Samara Kia. Treadmill Desks at LANL - Pilot Study. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1296628.
Fellows, Samara Kia. Treadmill Desks at LANL - Pilot Study. United States. doi:10.2172/1296628.
Fellows, Samara Kia. 2016. "Treadmill Desks at LANL - Pilot Study". United States. doi:10.2172/1296628. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1296628.
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abstractNote = {It is well established that sedentariness is the largest, preventable contributor to premature death, eclipsing smoking in recent years. One approach to reduce sedentariness is by using a treadmill desk to perform office work while walking at a low speed.We found an increased interest level when the treadmill desks were first introduced to LANL, but after a few months interest appeared to drop. It is possible that treadmill desk use was occurring, but subjects did not record their use. The treadmill desks will not be readily available for purchase by employees due to the study outcome. Additionally, conclusive changes in body measurements could not be performed due to lack of follow up by 58% of the participants.},
doi = {10.2172/1296628},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
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