The Benefits of Movement

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Science tells us that moving our bodies regularly is the best way to combat a whole range of ailments, from weight gain and chronic health issues to mental health issues, such as stress and depression.

Research has found that regular workouts and movement can boost your mood for up to 12 hours, and the list of physical benefits is even more impressive.

Get moving! Walking regularly is the easiest and most cost-effective way to improve your health—both mental and physical.

Here's Walktop's Top 10 Benefits of Walking!

1. Walking helps to combat chronic health conditions and disease

Did you know?

Research has shown that walking at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

  • Reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profile
  • Maintain your body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance your mental well-being
  • Reduce your risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce your risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce your risk of non-insulin dependent (Type 2) diabetes

2. Walking helps to control and maintain weight; and even help with weight loss

3. Walking can help to improve mood and alleviate symptoms of depression

4. Walking can help to improve your cardiovascular health and increase energy levels

5. Walking can help to improve the quality of your sleep

6. Walking can help to improve your muscle strength and endurance

7. Walking has musculoskeletal benefits and is great for your joints, neck and back

8. Walking can help put the spark back into your sex life

Did you know? 

Research has shown that the benefits of regular exercise often spill over into the bedroom. Is that enough to get you up off the couch? It's time to spice up your life, here's how.

9. Walking can help to improve your cognitive function, attention and memory

10. Walking can help to get your creative juices flowing

And the best part is, walking is the simplest form of exercise! It's easy, accessible and it's free!


Some testimonials from our customers about the health benefits:


When he started his MBA, Mike Byrom of Calgary, AB found himself sitting at the office for long hours each day, and then going home in the evening and sitting again while studying for hours. Happily, Mike found a solution for this conundrum. He heard about the WalkTopTM Treadmill Desk, which is designed to fit onto any treadmill. He is now able to walk while he works at home in the evenings.  Read More →



We recently heard from Dr. Eric Lane, a chiropractor in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Lane has been in practice for 25 years. He also maintains an inspirational website called Life is an Echo, where he recently shared a video about his experience using a WalkTop treadmill desk from Fitneff. We were delighted to hear about how much he loves his WalkTop, and that he’s recommending it to others.  Read More →