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A rolling laboratory some people have nicknamed the “Obesity Prevention Bus” is bringing fitness to the office.
The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic today revealed the first phase of a multi-step study designed to make increased activity part of our everyday lives.
The motor-home sized lab carries all the tools to measure body mass, fat content and fitness levels.
A couple dozen Minneapolis office workers are the first volunteers to be studied to see if adding stand-up work stations can help make them happier and healthier.
In addition to weight and fitness levels… researchers are tracking changes in mood, appetite and stress.
The study’s researchers say finding ways to make our workday less sedentary is becoming a matter of survival in light of the growing obesity epidemic and the economic pinch caused by soaring healthcare costs.
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Broll (unedited) of testing and study volunteers at work: MOV