Walk While You Work

A treadmill desk can help take the drudgery out of the daily grind.

We need to deliver some bad news. Are you sitting down?

Actually, that’s the problem. Studies link sitting all day on your posterior—the way you likely work every day—to numerous ailments, including cardiovascular disease, deep-vein throm­bosis, diabetes, back pain and obesity. But what’s the alternative when e-mails, calls and meetings keep your nose to the grindstone and your rear in a chair?

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Former Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance