U.S. Workers Toil at Healthiness
M: the walking desk. That's the Mayo Clinic innovation. It's a desk fixed to a treadmill. You can now burn calories while you're standing there doing accounts or checking email. The clinic persuaded some obese volunteers to use the walking desk and found they burned so many calories that if they did it for a year, they could lose up to 66 pounds. If you feel like you're on a treadmill at work, you might as well do it for real.
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