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Web Watch: Treadmill work stations

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

For most Americans, the workday is spent doing a lot of sitting and typing and not much movement. 

However, a new trend in exercise and technology is giving workers the option to keep moving during their most productive hours on the job.

They are known as treadmill desks. They are a lot like standing workstations, just add the treadmill and there you go. Wellness experts say sitting is the new smoking. An entire day spent sitting is slowly ruining your metabolism causing things like high blood pressure and blood sugar.

These machines are pretty simple and mostly keep you on your feet while you work, but the average workstation will not let you go much faster than 2 mph.

It's not about getting sweaty, but just staying on your feet. Tech bloggers who have tried it out say you can get a little sweaty and footwear is key. They report being tired at the end of the day but in a good way. They also say they didn't lose as much weight as they thought they would, because they over estimated how many calories they were actually burning.

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