Sunday, July 27
The question was raised today if employers have a responsibility of their employees health during the workday and this addressed by health expert, Jim McKenna.
What can employers expect by providing exercise at the desk? Increased productivity, less sick days and long term health. That's not a bad deal.
"Our data is quite conclusive... A day when I exercise versus a day when I don't, on average, I'll say that I am 17% more effective in my work." Jim McKenna, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Leeds Metropolitan University told the BBC presenter of the Sunday Life programme.
He also added that by using exercise at work studies have proved that employees can burn enough energy to lose up to 20kg (44lbs) in weight in one healthy working year!
The Gamercize PC-Sport takes up less space than a desk footrest and was quiet and didn't leave Professor McKenna out of breath while chatting about the wider benefits of physical activity in the workplace.
For the more adventurous there is a treadmill desk, made by another company, that takes up quite a bit of space and costs 20 times the Gamercize option.
The programme will be available to watch on BBC's iPlayer shortly.