Curbing ADD at the Office Without Medication Now Possible with TrekDesk
The use of medications by employees to combat ADD and increase productivity has increased
sharply over the past decade despite potentially harmful side effects. Daily walking, achievable at
work with TrekDesk, offers a safe, more effective alternative.
(Vocus) February 19, 2010 -- America has seen a profound rise in the diagnosis and treatment of
Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) during the past decade. Nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace
where employees consider a variety of options to stay sharp and competitive. A safer, more effective means of
combating ADD, improving concentration and memory is through the use of exercise. The challenge for most
employees however is finding time to perform adequate amounts of daily exercise to combat the effects of ADD
and work related stresses that lead to decreased performance. TrekDesk, a height adjustable work station that
attaches to existing treadmills, offers a solution to the problem.
“There are numerous studies illustrating that ADD is over diagnosed and treatments are overly prescribed in our
society. Most employees do not realize that exercise could replace medications for many of the 8-10% of the
population who suffer from this condition,” states Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk.com. “Exercise, such as
walking a minimum of five miles per day, increases the release of neurotransmitters norepinephrine and
dopamine, both established components of the brain’s attention system. Think of it this way, a dose of exercise is
more effective (posing no side effects) than Ritalin or Adderall, two of the most often prescribed medications for
Walking has other significant benefits over medications: it’s effects are positive, numerous and cumulative,
posing no health risks. Daily walking regimens boost the amount of neurotransmitters, postsynaptic receptors and
small blood vessels in the brain allowing most employees to overcome their ADD naturally.
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