Walking Desk & chronic diseases

Treat chronic diseases by walking

Walking at the office on an ActivUP Walking Desk helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases: overweight, obesity, diabetes, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson's, restless legs, Alzheimer's and many others.

Prevent, and even cure, these diseases with office treadmill walking

Obesity & overweight

Back pain



Other benefits: immune system blood circulation

More than 35 chronic diseases treated thanks to walking, according to Professor François Carré

Excerpt from the report of the Télévision Suisse Romande "La chaise qui tue", see the whole report here.


Reduce excess weight

"It is wrong to believe that one food makes you fat when the problem is global, it is a question of quantity and physical activity."

Professor Jean-Michel LecerfHead of the nutrition department of the Pasteur Institute of Lille, Specialist in endocrinology and metabolic diseases


Relieve back pain

"Walking is recommended for back pain. Back pathology can start with an injury to the foot. When you have poor footing, it can lead to pain all the way to the neck. And walking will balance this whole from the foot to the neck and can relieve the back. When you have back pain, walking can relieve your back."

Dr. Linh Vu Ngoc, Sports Physician

Cardiovascular diseases

Caring for the heart

Physical activity has a positive effect in the prevention and care of cardiovascular diseases.
Numerous epidemiological studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of physical exercise.
Notably, a study of 12,135 men aged 35 to 57 years showed that regular moderate physical activity resulted in a 25% reduction in cardiovascular mortality.


Controlling blood sugar

"Walking every day significantly improves glycemic control, for everyone but especially for diabetics. For diabetics, walking improves their general health (blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc.). In some cases, it can be sufficient for treatment and replace medication.

Pr Martine DuclosScientific Advisor to the Ministry of Sports


Treating cancer

Studies have shown that physical activity can reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 20 %, starting with 30 minutes of walking per day, or 2 1/2 hours per week.

Physical activity is now recognized by the WHO as a medicine against cancer, both in prevention and care. Since 2017, sports and adapted physical activity can be prescribed by prescription by the attending physician.


Strengthen the immune system

The immune system protects your body from invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. Its strength is highly dependent on lifestyle habits. Not being physically active, stressed, tired or overweight weakens your immune system.
To strengthen it, it is therefore recommended to watch one's diet, but also to do physical activity, such as walking sports: fast walking or Nordic walking.

Vascular health

Further improve blood circulation

Our body contains thousands of blood vessels. With the help of the heart and muscles, they allow blood to circulate throughout the body. But when this system malfunctions, it slows or blocks blood flow. This makes it hard for cells to get the oxygen and nutrients they need. Walking helps to get the circulation going. Walking can be fast (Nordic walking) or slow, including at the office on the Walking Desk.

Popular with scientists

At the Vichy Medical Congress in January 2019, speakers walk on an ActivUP Walking Desk during their presentation

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