WASHINGTON — Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise.
A growing number of Americans are standing, walking, and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks, or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls to stay fit.
Walking on a treadmill while making phone calls and sorting through e-mail means ‘‘being productive on two fronts,’’ said Andrew Lockerbie, senior vice president of benefits at Brown & Brown, a global insurance consulting firm.
Lockerbie can burn 350 calories a day walking three to four miles on one of two treadmill desks that his company’s Indianapolis office purchased earlier this year.