Cognitive function unimpaired by treadmill desks

August 1, 2014

I’ve never put much thought into a treadmill desk (mainly because I hate “cardio” and have always assumed I wouldn’t be able to work very well while walking), but this new study concludes the opposite:

These findings reveal that performance on cognitive tasks, including executive control processes, are not impaired by walking on an active workstation. Implementing active workstations into offices and classrooms may help to decrease sedentariness without impairing task performance.

These are promising findings for those interested in health and/or weight management and who are also doomed to a deskbound lifestyle.