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Would You Use This Treadmill Workstation?

Adding to the onslaught of employer efforts that promote a healthy workforce, an office furniture maker has begun churning out "Walkstations." The machines move slowly enough that workers can walk while completing computer work, and while two miles an hour seems like a piddly amount, proponents of the device say it's beneficial.

This is the latest development in a flurry of health related office changes: Some employers are banning their workers from smoking, Japan's employers have introduced flab checks, workers with bad health habits are increasingly being charged more for health insurance, and it's becoming more common for workers to undergo annual screenings to evaluate overall health.


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