Put treadmills at work stations to help workers get fit? Wash. wellness bill doesn’t go as far as Oregon idea
A story out of Oregon on Monday shows a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist using a treadmill while also working at his computer work station – a melded set-up designed to make desk work less bad for a person’s health. The headline on the piece by Stateline.org’s Melissa Maynard calls treadmill desks the “latest in office supplies,’’ and it does not appear to be an April Fools Day spoof.
The featured doctor, James Levine, invented the device and he was using the device when he testified via teleconference to a recent Oregon committee hearing. Some lawmakers led by …