Sunday, February 12, 2006

Fighting Fat by Walking while Working

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the Future Tense show, which is produced by American Public Media. In this podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Thomas Niccum of Lancet Software, about his approach to walking while he works - which sounds to me like a really great idea! This podcast was posted to the web on 7 Febuary 2006 at:

The show notes included:

"As technology advances, we become more sedentary. At home, we spend more time in front of our computers and televisions. In the office, we type e-mails instead of walking down the hall to talk with colleagues. Thomas Niccum, president of Twin Cities-based Lancet Software, has decided to fight the motionless lifestyle of a modern white collar worker by rigging his office so he can do most of his work while walking on a treadmill. Niccum's treadmill-equipped office was inspired by the work of the Mayo Clinic's Dr. James Levine, whose research finds that the more people move around during the course of a normal day, the thinner they'll be. He calls it "NEAT" (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis). Levine says we need to incorporate more motion into every part of our day."

More information about Thomas Niccum on his Squidoo lens at:

I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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Future Tense is a daily program that chronicles the social impact of computers, the Internet, and technology in general. Future Tense is produced by American Public Media.



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